Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

De Kooning in Company

February 13, 2016 – June 11, 2016

The jewel in the Weatherspoon’s permanent collection crown, Willem de Kooning’s painting, "Woman", is both a key piece in the artist’s career and a prime example of Abstract Expressionism, the style that critically reigned in the mid 1940s and early 1950s. More

Nexus: Found Objects

March 12, 2016 – June 11, 2016

This exhibition illustrates how artists breathe new life into found objects. More

2016 UNCG MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 30, 2016 – May 29, 2016

Fresh from the studio, the "2016 UNCG Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition" features new work by eight MFA candidates in the Department of Art. More

Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

May 21, 2016 – September 4, 2016

The genre of self-taught art and its relationship to mainstream modern and contemporary art has been widely discussed and debated. More

Single-Channel Catalyst: Alex Hubbard's "Eat Your Friends" and Selections from the Collection

June 11, 2016 – August 20, 2016

Humorous and tense, systematic and chaotic—these seemingly mismatched descriptors capture the playful complexity of Alex Hubbard’s video works. More

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection

June 25, 2016 – September 18, 2016

With forty-five drawings from across fifty years of Henri Matisse’s career. More

Henri Matisse: Selections from the Claribel and Etta Cone Collection

June 25, 2016 – October 16, 2016

Examples of lithographs and bronze sculptures by Matisse, part of the Claribel and Etta Cone bequest to the Weatherspoon Art Museum. More

Plant Lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly 1964-1966

June 25, 2016 – September 18, 2016

Artist Ellsworth Kelly came to attention in the early 1960s as a key figure in Hard Edge, Color Field, and Minimalist art. More

Decade by Decade: Art Acquired in Its Time

October 1, 2016 – December 23, 2016

Highlights select objects that entered the collection shortly after the date of their creation. More

In Falling Snow: Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection

October 29, 2016 – February 26, 2017

The wonders of winter snow can be seen in this exhibition drawn from the museum’s Lenoir C. Wright Collection of Japanese prints. More

Art on Paper 2017: The 44th Exhibition

May 20, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Art on Paper celebrates contemporary art in which the use of paper—either as surface or material—is a primary concern. More