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

The fringe, the far flung and the FARFETCHED!

The fringe, the far flung and the FARFETCHED! As a child I can remember even the mildest of Nancy Drew mysteries causing me immense fear and horror with every creak or footstep in my house.  Never one to take the farfetched lightly, my imagination has always been able to allow for the unrealistic to gain … Continue reading

EARTH WITH MEANING: the photographs of Alan Cohen September 15 – December 17 Opening reception – September 22  6-8pm After completing a degree in nuclear engineering at NC State and studying thermodynamics at Northwestern, Alan Cohen pursued a career in photography instead. Concentrating on places where the fragmentary physical remnants of historical and natural events … Continue reading

Summer Events @ The Gregg Announced

Summer Events @ The Gregg Announced Check our Events Page for updates on these fun events! This summer our education staff has organized a film series, which includes matinees and evening screenings. As always these are free! These films relate to our summer exhibitions, Renaldo in the Land of Rocaterrania and THEN..ABSENCE–After Katrina in the … Continue reading

A fallen legend, the Gregg remembers Chris Hondros

On April 20th, 2011 the nation lost a great photographer, photojournalist and friend. Christ Hondros graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in English and after finishing a masters moved to New York to pursue international reporting. Hondros has covered most of the world’s major conflicts since the 1990s, and appeared on covers … Continue reading

Sleeping like a log…

Gisele Perreault prides herself on making whimsical and out of the ordinary pieces. Her three part ceramic, “sleeping like a log,” is part of her “word play” ceramics collection, featuring other pieces like, “sitting duck,” “play on words” and “flying by the seat of her pants.” Perreault’s creations are literal and witty, all made with … Continue reading

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