One of NC State University’s most historic buildings will soon be the permanent home of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.
The Historic Chancellor’s Residence, located at 1903 Hillsborough Street, along with the 15,000 sq ft addition currently under construction will increase the museum’s visibility while significantly adding to its exhibition and programming space. Construction is currently underway, and the grand opening is slated for August 26, 2017.
Built in 1927, the elegant Georgian mansion housed NC State’s chancellors from 1928 until 2011 when Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife, Susan, moved to the The Point on Centennial Campus. The building was designed by renowned architect Hobart Upjohn, who was also responsible for some of NC State’s most handsome buildings, including Brooks Hall (College of Design) and Thompson Hall (University Theatre and the Crafts Center).
The Gregg Museum is often called a hidden gem—according to Indy Week, “the best museum you haven’t been going to.” Our new venue will make our great exhibitions collection much more accessible to the campus and community.
Located east of the Bell Tower and close to the City of Raleigh’s Theatre in the Park and the Pullen Arts Center, the Historic Chancellor’s Residence is both a gateway to the campus and an important addition to the downtown arts scene.
The new venue provides much-needed gallery, event, storage and office space. A 15,000+ square foot LEED-certified addition—designed by one of the country’s leading architectural firms, the Durham-based Perkins+Will—will augment the 7,950 square foot residence.
The new Gregg Museum will feature:
- Inviting lawns, heritage trees, a historic formal garden and patio, and a future sculpture garden
- On-site parking
- A pedestrian walkway leading to Theatre in the Park and the Pullen Arts Center.
- Ample indoor and outdoor spaces for a range of educational and public programs, including open-air film screenings, festivals, outdoor performances and other events