About The Gregg Museum of Art & Design
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design is one of the first extraordinary places to be completed as part of NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in our university’s history. The Gregg Museum is NC State’s collecting art museum, and one of six initiatives of Arts NC State within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. With nearly 40,000 objects, the Gregg Museum holds the largest and most diverse collection of art and artifacts of any university museum in the state, and uses those objects to teach and inspire students and faculty across NC State’s colleges.
Construction on the new Gregg Museum began in 2015 following a successful $4 million private fundraising campaign that generated support from nearly 400 individuals. In addition, student fee funding, other university funds and major support from both the City of Raleigh and Wake County made building the new Gregg possible. The total project cost was $9.5 million.
The Gregg Museum grants universal free access to its remarkable programs and collections, all thanks to donor support. You can play a role in our critical work by becoming a member, making a planned gift, donating an object or naming a space.
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design has a number of naming opportunities available. For more information on naming opportunities, please contact Jill Orr, Director of Development at Arts NC State, at 919.513.4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available Named Spaces
The new facility was designed by one of the country’s leading architectural firms, the Durham-based Perkins+Will. Phil Freelon, NC State alumnus and architect of Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, was instrumental in the Gregg Museum’s design process. The addition, clad in locally-sourced Atlantic white cedar, complements the historic residence and provides much-needed gallery, event, storage and office space.
- Grand Lobby
This entryway is the main gathering place within the Gregg Museum. In his vision for the new museum, director Roger Manley wanted a central hub from which all galleries were accessible, to make navigation and flow simple and appealing. It is a versatile space, hosting exhibitions, lectures, performances and private events.
- Permanent Collection Room
This state-of- the-art space houses the majority of the Gregg Museum’s nearly 40,000 object collection. Featuring distinct storage areas for flat, 3-D, textile, ceramic and photographic art, this specialized compact shelving allows for the museum’s expansive collection to be housed safely and efficiently.
- Reception Room
Originally the dining room, this is one of four distinct exhibition spaces within the historic chancellor’s residence. This space acts as a connector for the residence and new addition, and can play host to one-room shows, be used as part of a larger exhibition and host private events.
- Research Workroom
The research workroom is critical to the mission of the Gregg Museum. This is where objects are processed into the museum’s permanent collection and prepared for exhibition or loan. Any treatment or rehousing needed for the objects’ preservation occurs here, ensuring that they will be available to researchers and visitors for years to come.
- Sculpture Garden
This planned garden will be a natural extension of the indoor exhibition space, offering an inviting place for visitors to reflect on the convergence of art and nature, as well as gather with friends. Family-oriented programs are also planned for this space, including concerts, movies and art festivals.