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The Weatherspoon Art Museum is dedicated to providing teaching and learning opportunities that inspire creativity, promote visual literacy, and foster communication across disciplines. 

University Students

The Art of Seeing

This unique WAM initiative uses modern and contemporary art to help students in nursing and health and human sciences fields enhance their visual diagnostic and communication skills while promoting awareness of the critical role observation plays in clinical practice. 


Interdisciplinary Connections

Works of art can support, expand, or challenge ideas, texts, or skills that are fundamental to courses in the humanities and sciences. WAM educators work with faculty to custom design class discussions and activities that foster interdisciplinary thinking.

Collection Study Session

The Collection Study Session (CSS) is a unique collections-based class experience designed for UNCG academic courses. Each session provides students the opportunity to increase their visual literacy through viewing a group of curated collection artworks aligned with course themes. Instructors work collaboratively with the assistant curator for collections research and engagement, Hannah Southern, who helps them choose collection artworks suited to their course topic and designs individualized, curriculum-driven lesson plans. Sessions must be requested at least 3 weeks in advance. Sessions are offered Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, and can accommodate 30 students; for larger classes we can work with you to create visits for smaller sections.


Visual Arts at UNC Greensboro

The UNCG School of Art, located a short walk from WAM in the Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building, features classrooms, studios, and the Gatewood Gallery—an exhibition space for visiting artists, UNCG students, and faculty.

A joint collaboration with the museum since 1982, the renowned Herbert and Louise Falk Visiting Artist Program gives UNCG and members of the community an opportunity to meet and learn from mid-and late career artists active in the field today. Falk Visiting Artists chosen annually by committee provide graduate studio critiques and a public lecture and present a solo exhibition at WAM.

Photo: Gatewood Building; Falk Visiting Artist, Sanford Biggers, 2018.
UNCG School of Art


The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UNC Greensboro consists of four schools—Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre—and a new BA program in Arts Administration. Each discipline offers an impressive variety of programs and nationally accredited degrees.


Created by the School of Art at UNC Greensboro, GPS is an off-campus contemporary art center that serves both the university and community. GPS acts as a space for students to have critical dialogue that engages with people and issues.


Free Admission + Free Parking

Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays + holidays

Weatherspoon Art Museum
UNC Greensboro
500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402
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