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Show & Tell @ the Gregg Museum of Art & Design


SHOW & TELL—Celebrating the collections of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Eye in Window, 1943 Nathan Lerner (1913–1997), American, Gelatin silver photograph, 14" × 11", Gift of Kiyoko Lerner

Eye in Window, 1943

Nathan Lerner (1913–1997), American, Gelatin silver photograph, 14" × 11", Gift of Kiyoko Lerner

On display in the Adams and Woodson Galleries August 26-December 30, 2017

SHOW & TELL explores the vast range of human creativity represented by the more than 35,000 objects that comprise the Gregg Museum’s permanent collections. From disguised war maps and iconic industrial designs to New Guinea body masks, even long-term fans of the Gregg will discover plenty of surprises among the objects on view. 

Eastern Libya Continues Fight Against Gaddafi Forces, 2011 Chris Hondros (1970–2011), American Archival pigment print, 16 ¼" × 24", Courtesy of Getty Images, FIC451.001 [West of Ajdabiya, Libya, a rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire rockets toward troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Photographer Chris Hondros was killed in Misrata, Libya, only six days after he made this photograph.]

Eastern Libya Continues Fight Against Gaddafi Forces, 2011

Chris Hondros (1970–2011), American

Archival pigment print, 16 ¼" × 24", Courtesy of Getty Images, FIC451.001

[West of Ajdabiya, Libya, a rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire rockets toward troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. Photographer Chris Hondros was killed in Misrata, Libya, only six days after he made this photograph.]

The SHOW & TELL exhibition includes a selection (about 150 objects) from among nearly 500 items featured in a new book about the collection by the same title. Both the book and exhibition represent the range of the Gregg’s holdings.  Not a “treasures of” show so much as a sampler, gathered from the many different areas in which the museum collects, including ceramics and glass, design, fine art, fine craft, furniture, outsider art, photography, textiles, garments and accessories, social and domestic objects, archaeological artifacts, and ethnographic materials.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design
    NC State University
    1903 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC  27607   USA

Website: https://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu/