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Giant puppets provide inspiration and magic

Du Royal de Luxe review by intern, Kelsey On October 15, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design presented a colossal film in a small room of the Talley Student Union. Du Royal de Luxe captures the journey of the French street theater company “Royal de Luxe” as they maneuver their massive marionettes through big … Continue reading

Rural Academy Theater Show

The Warmth of Rural Academy Theater

The Rural Academy Theater Show Summary by Intern Kimmie On Sunday, October 18th, 2015, I attended a show by The Rural Academy Theater. The show was located on Stafford Commons, which is the field right behind Talley Student Union. There were two caravans parked on the grass along with multiple bales of hay and a … Continue reading


Handmade Puppet Dreams Recap by intern, Emily

Short puppet films and their place in the digital age On September 10, 2015, the Gregg Museum hosted a viewing of a series of short films, all featuring puppetry. The show took place in the Talley Student Union on NC State’s campus. The room quickly filled up with curious students, a class, and a number … Continue reading


Intern Review– A/V Geeks Presents: O Puppet Pioneers!

A/V Geeks at the Hunt Library On Friday, August 28, I attended the A/V Geeks short film showing at the Hunt Library. The event was the joint effort of the Gregg Museum and NCSU Libraries. The event was being hosted at the common wall in Hunt Library. There’s amphitheater type seating with cushions facing a … Continue reading

Gumball Machine Sketch, Nathan Lerner

Who came up with that?

Think of an activity that you do every day. Is it something like brushing your teeth, taking a shower, or even turning on a lamp? Now, when was the last time you asked yourself who came up with this object? The toothpaste tube, the brush, the lamp, the bottle of soap – these are all … Continue reading

black and white photograph of a building, c.1975
John Menapace
From the estate of the Artist

What do John Menapace’s abstract photographs mean? -intern, Alexandra

Greetings my name is Alexandra Stafford, and I recently concluded my internship with the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State. I wanted to write a little bit about the influential photographer, John Menapace whose work I cataloged during my time at the Gregg. John Menapace was born and raised in Mt. Carmel, … Continue reading

Black and white Polaroid print of the artist’s parents, 1989
Caroline Vaughan 
Gift of the Artist

Caroline Vaughan’s Portraits make me wish I was an Old Lady!

Caroline Vaughan’s Portraits make me wish I was an Old Lady! (by Spring 2014 intern, Alexandra) While interning at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, I came across many photographs from the Caroline Vaughan collection. This was partly because Caroline Vaughan is one of the first donors to donate her entire life’s collection to … Continue reading


Intern Meredith, “wears” a dress from the collection!

In my role as an intern at the Gregg Museum, I have pulled hundreds of items throughout the semester for students in the Pre-Industrial World Textiles class taught by Susan Brandeis through the College of Design at NC State. Each week this class focuses on one region, and it was my job to bring out … Continue reading

Batik Buddha highlights origin of technique

As a senior majoring in Visual Arts, having the opportunity to become an intern at the Gregg Museum for the semester was an amazing experience because it allowed me to see behind the scenes of the museum and to learn what it takes to produce incredible shows and exhibitions within the art world. It also … Continue reading

Poster art as a “weapon” in the Russian Revolution

Poster and propaganda art of the 20th century has always interested me. One can see through the visual imagery of the time the true essence of public opinion and the political ideology of the era. Working at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design this semester I noticed the Museum had an extensive collection of … Continue reading

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