Courtyard Renovation

The Weatherspoon’s sculpture garden has a fresh, new look, thanks to the generosity of UNCG alumna Mary Jo Conrad Cresimore (Class of ‘57).

The Corten steel walls on either side of the metal fence that faces Tate Street have been removed, as have a few trees. The trees inside the garden had grown well beyond their intended height to the point that they fully obscured the Weatherspoon Art Museum signage greeting people as they drove north on Tate Street or entered from the parking lot.

Now, a square bed with what will be much smaller trees and grasses enhances that end of the site, while the black bamboo on either side has been traded out for a smaller type of magnolia tree and blooming shrubs beneath. The renovated area provides a more open area and will enable us to eventually acquire more sculptures and provide more flexibility in their placement.