What is the Weatherspoon Art Museum?
The Weatherspoon Art Museum was founded by Gregory Ivy in 1941. Ivy was the first head Art Department back when UNCG was known as Women's College. The Weatherspoon was accredited by the American Association of Museums in 1995 and earned reaccreditation status in 2005.
The art museum used to be just a university teaching gallery, but over the years has grown into a full professional museum that is recognized nationally for its impressive collections and outstanding exhibition program. The museum has built an array collection of modern and contemporary art. Their collection has over 6,000 pieces of work from all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to present day. They have artist such as Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol just to name a few.
Why visit the museum?
Visiting the art museum will in enrich the minds of people, on and off campus, by exposing them to different forms and mediums of art. It does not matter whether a person knows a lot about art or not, going to the museum will expand ones mind when it comes to the world of art. There are specific events such as artist talks and current exhibitions that take place in the museum that visitors can view through the Weatherspoon's exhibition calendar. The calendar informs people what art is being exhibited, how long it will on display, workshops, artist talks, and any other events taking place at the museum. Annually, the Weatherspoon severs a diverse audience of 32,000 visitors, including UNCG students, faculty, and staff.
Hours of Operation
Tue, Wed & Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sat & Sun: 1:00pm-5:00pm
500 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412
Email: [email protected]