Past Exhibitions

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there is no eye: Photographs by John Cohen

June 15, 2003 – August 17, 2003

This major retrospective exhibition of photographs by John Cohen – the artist and musician who inspired the Grateful Dead song "Uncle John's Band" – was organized and circulated by the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. More

A Room of Their Own: Images of Interiors from the Permanent Collection

May 25, 2003 – August 3, 2003

Artists constantly make choices. They choose their subject matter, which may be as obvious as the figure or a still life, or as complicated as political commentary or autobiography. They choose their medium, which may be as simple as pencil on paper, or as technologically advanced as multiple computer... More

Degrees of Abstraction: Selections from the Weatherspoon's Permanent Collection

May 11, 2003 – August 3, 2003

The term “abstract” implies an image extrapolated or transformed from the real world. Prior to the invention of photography in the 1880s, artists strove to create illusions of reality. As photography became established as the ultimate tool for representing the world, artists began to explore non... More

Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

March 2, 2003 – May 11, 2003

An exhibition drawn from the Weatherspoon's permanent collection includes works by artists Eva Hesse, Sylvia Mangold, Jessica Stockholder, Kiki Smith, and others. Organized by Weatherspoon curator of education, Ann Grimaldi, and presented in conjunction with Women's History Month. More

Georgia O'Keeffe from Southern Collections

March 2, 2003 – April 27, 2003

"Georgia O'Keeffe from Southern Collections" included eleven paintings and works on paper borrowed from collections throughout the region. The exhibition was the first of its kind in North Carolina and appeared exclusively at the Weatherspoon. More

Randy Wray

February 16, 2003 – April 20, 2003

This exhibition of recent painting and sculpture was the first one-person museum exhibition by Reidsville, NC native Randy Wray. Wray's sculptures are small, abstract creations constructed from a variety of art and non-art materials including papier-mâché, clay, seashells, glitter, and carborundum... More