From film screenings to lectures, the Gregg hosts a variety of programs – free and open to the public – throughout the year. You can check out our past programs on our Past Programs page.


Thursday — February 23, 2016 — 6PM  Film screening— MANA—Beyond Belief

Q&A to follow with co-director Roger Manley. Kennedy-Mcllwee Studio Theatre, Thompson Hall, 2241 Dunn Avenue, NC State.
What do Elvis Presley’s guitar and the Shroud of Turin have in common? This feature length documentary takes a whirlwind, five-continent tour from the sacred to the absurd, as a diversity of cultures and characters reveals a hidden dimension of the human mind. Roger Manley, director of NC State’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design, traveled the world with filmmaker Peter Friedman, seeking examples of mana, the Polynesian word for the invisible energy exuded by precious things and sacred places.

MANA—Beyond Belief was an opening night feature at Durham’s Full Frame Film Festival, San Francisco DocFest, and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam; its North American premiere was held at Lincoln Center in New York. The film won Best Cinematography at the Avignon Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Festival of Rhodes.

The February 23 screening is free and open to the public.


Saturday — March 11, 2017 — 11am (Registration required)  Gallery tour— Object Lessons: Ceramics from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Dr. Charlotte Wainwright, Curator of the exhibition and Founding Director of the Gregg Museum will lead the tour.
NCSU’s D.H. Hill Library Exhibit Gallery, adjacent to Special Collections Reading Room, 2 Broughton Drive. Contact for information about registering for this event.

On view in D.H. Hill Library through August, Object Lessons presents contemporary ceramic work that shows how makers both draw upon and break with tradition. Driven by talent, commitment, and the energy of experimentation, these potters honor and interpret their craft’s long history while working entirely in the present moment.


Thursday — March 23, 2017 — 6PM  Lecture— African Commemorative Cloth: Color, Craft, Clothing and Communication
Precious Lovell, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Art & Design Department, College of Design
Tactic Room, Aloft Raleigh hotel, 2100 Hillsborough Street

The evolution of commemorative cloth in Africa has connections to three continents. Although it is created using printing processes from around the world, the result is a cloth that has become quintessentially African. Images of textiles from the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection are included in the presentation.


Tuesday — April 11, 2017 — 2PM (Registration required by Thurs., April 6th at 5 PM)  Tour— Bayer Bee Center
Bayer Bee Care Center, 2 TW Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC
Bayer CropScience has in-depth expertise and experience in animal health and crop protection with a business based on preserving bee health and promoting sustainable agriculture. Due to a generous grant that Bayer awarded NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, students were given the opportunity to design a pollinator garden for the new Gregg Museum.

Registration is required. Attendees must provide their own transportation to RTP. (Confirmed participants will be given additional details) Contact:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design strives to maintain the best accessibility standards possible. If you need access accommodations or have suggestions for improving accessibility at the Gregg, call 919-515-3503 or e-mail prior to your visit.