Making Connections: Art, Place, and Relationships

Aug 24, 2024
- Jul 5, 2025
2nd Floor: The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, Weatherspoon Guild Gallery, and Gallery 6

Maud Gatewood, The Bungles from the Creek Bed, 1996. Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 in. Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro. Bequest of Maud F. Gatewood, 2004; 2006.21.5. © 2005 Estate of Maud F. Gatewood

Following the success last academic year of the collection exhibition, Making Room: Familiar Art, New Stories is Making Connections: Art, Place, and Relationships. Building on the museum’s desire to engage its audiences in more personal and meaningful ways, this installation of works from the collection showcases the Weatherspoon as an academic museum with deep connections to and relationships with its campus, Greensboro, and broader communities.  
Back in 1941, the Weatherspoon was founded with the goal of serving as a teaching resource specifically for UNCG’s department of art. Over the course of its 80+ years, the museum’s mission has expanded to serve many more. Objects included in this iteration of collection highlights showcase the Weatherspoon’s relationship over the years with various art collectors, UNCG fine art alumni and faculty, Greensboro community leaders, artists who taught at Black Mountain College and those who exhibited in the museum’s signature exhibition, Art on Paper, as well as a few of the many UNCG departments that currently incorporate the museum’s collection into their pedagogy.