Collection Highlights

Claribel and Etta Cone were two of thirteen children of Herman and Helen Cone. They began to collect modern art when it was still not widely known, let alone appreciated.

Since 1965, the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro has presented the exhibition Art on Paper.

The Lenoir C. Wright Collection of Japanese woodblock prints at the Weatherspoon is the only collection of its kind and depth in the state and numbers in excess of four hundred works.
The permanent collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum is considered to be one of the foremost of its kind in the Southeast. It represents all major art movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.

Weatherspoon Sculpture Courtyard

Embellished with natural plantings and cozy seating, the Weatherspoon’s brick-paved courtyard features 7000 sq ft for the display of sculpture from the permanent collection. It is easily accessible from the adjacent visitor parking.

Many 20th + 21st-century artist question the concept of originality and have increasingly borrowed imagery from popular culture, mass media, and art history. Conflicting social, political, philosophical, and artistic ideas abound as well.