Fall 2012 Exhibitions Opening Attendance Encourages Bright Future

Fall 2012 Exhibitions Opening Attendance Encourages Bright Future The Gregg Museum of Art & Design would like to thank all of the wonderful guests who attended the first opening of the season last week.  On display are three mind-bending exhibitions that are sure to leave quite an impression on future attendees. The first exhibit, ‘SPIRIT- … Continue reading

An Intern Experience: From kilts to quilts

Interning at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design: Fall 2012 A week ago yesterday I excitedly started my internship with the Gregg. I am currently a junior in the College of Design majoring in Design Studies and hoping eventually to become a curator. I was thrilled when I received news that I had gotten … Continue reading

Annie Hooper Display- Second Floor of Talley Student Center

Come visit this display of the work of artist, Annie Hooper. It’s located in Talley Student Center on the 2nd floor. It’s in the South Gallery right before the entrance to the Talley Ballroom. Gregg Museum summer interns, Maggie and Cassie worked on curating this case.

NCSU’s 125 Birthday Celebration- The Red Display

Come visit the “Red” exhibition on the second floor of Talley Student Center (2610 Cates Ave). The exhibition is located in the “North Gallery” before the entrance to the Talley Ballroom.

Angels in the Basement

The statues in the basement finally have a name, or at least a true story. Having a background in the University Theater here on campus, I have found myself on many occasions meandering around Talley Student Centre, through Stewart Theatre, and down into the dark, horror-film-esque basement of this building.  I can recall the first … Continue reading

Interning at the Gregg: All good things must come to an end.

With just a couple of weeks remaining in my internship here at the Gregg, I thought it might be a great idea to reflect upon my experience. Interning at the Gregg has been a firsthand experience that has turned out to be great learning opportunity. As a Fashion & Textile Management major, I was not … Continue reading

Textiles of Exile: There’s more to than what meets the eye.

When I first walked through the Textiles of Exile exhibit, I admired the panorama of colorful images and embroidery. It wasn’t until I read the booklet that I became aware of the gruesome stories that inspired these pieces. Coming from a partially South African household, I became immediately attached to the embroidery pieces made by … Continue reading

“Family”- the story behind Tom Shields’ peculiar piece

On the right, just inside the entrance to the Gregg galleries, is a group of chairs that have been joined together to form a single piece. Each chair maintains its individuality, yet is now inextricably bound to all the others. Like many works of art, this piece may seem bewildering by its purpose.  Created by … Continue reading

Tour of the Gregg exhibitions: A student group’s experience

The College of Textiles’ Fashion Group recently paid a visit to the Gregg to receive a tour of the two latest exhibits, Barkcloth, Bras, and Bulletproof Cotton and Textiles of Exile. Fashion Group is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding students’ knowledge of the fashion industry. Popular items from the Barkcloth exhibit were the “Locked and Loaded” gun shoes, the House … Continue reading

The art of homesickness in “Textiles of Exile”- feature on Haitian drapos

On Tuesday, January the 12th, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Léogâne, Haiti. The catastrophe resulted in the deaths of over 316,000 people, and the further displacement of 1.5 million. While the world scrambled to come to its aid, widespread damage to the infrastructure, combined with shipping and air congestion, left thousands … Continue reading

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