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“Persona” article by Tom Patterson in the Winston-Salem Journal

Tom Patterson article on the exhibition "Persona" in the Winston-Salem Journal

Tom Patterson article on the exhibition "Persona" in the Winston-Salem Journal

Read a recent article from the Winston-Salem Journal‘s Tom Patterson on the Weatherspoon exhibition Persona: A Body in Parts which is on view at the museum until December 11, 2011.

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YES! Weekly article on recent visiting Public Art Lecturer


Article by Brian Clarey "The Controversy Behind Public Art"
Article by Brian Clarey “The Controversy Behind Public Art”

Read Brian Clarey’s recent article in YES! Weekly about visiting speaker Jack Becker who spoke last week at both the Community Foundation and at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.  Becker is the director of Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review magazine.

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Open to Art


Our State August 2011 issue about WAM

Our State August 2011 issue about WAM

New article in the August 2011 issue of Our State magazine by Lorraine Ahearn.

“In 70 years of collecting modern art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro has become nationally known for selecting works of enduring value….”

Read more by linking to article.

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Telling Stories with a Paintbrush


Rackstraw Downes, "Farm Buildings Near the Rio Grande: Under the Barn Roof, A.M.", 2008, oil on canvas, 24 x 90 1/4 in. Courtesy the Artist and Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York.

Bill Morris writing for Artes Magazine on line captures the powerful draw Rackstraw Downes’s work has had on visitors to the Weatherspoon Art Museum this summer.

Downes wants to capture the raw data of the seen world – not the “corrected” version after our brains have processed what comes through our eyes. “I want to paint exactly the way something is,” he has said. And so his horizons bend, his bridges curve, his power lines wiggle, his skyscrapers tilt. The effect is ravishing, visually and intellectually. You feel like a tourist seeing, truly seeing, the everyday aspects of life for the first time.

Rackstraw Downes: On Site Paintings, 1972-2008 continues through August 21, 2011 at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.


Madmonk + WAM web design wins Excellence Award!

17th Annual Communicator Award

Madmonk Interactive and the Weatherspoon win a 17th Annual Communicator Award

MadMonk Interactive the Greensboro-based web design team who created the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s new interactive website recently received an Award for Excellence in the art website category during the 17th Annual Communicator Awards.

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards receives over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Award of Excellence, their highest honor, is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field.

Who is Behind the Communicator Awards?
The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from organizations such as Alloy, Brandweek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Victoria’s Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!

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