The Stilled Lives of Objects

  • Jul 7, 2015 – Oct 18, 2015
  • The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery
Dines Carlsen, "Still Life with Green Peppers", possibly 1930s, oil on
canvas, 24 x 20 in. Museum purchase with funds from Mary Alice Wildman
and family in memory of Raymond J. Wildman, 2014.

Over the history of art, the subject of the still life has provided unlimited opportunities for artists to investigate their understanding of vision and perception, to explore the formal elements of art, and to depict objects as symbols of cultural significance. The works in this exhibition both showcase depictions of natural and man-made objects and demonstrate the plethora of possibilities this humble subject matter offers to both artists and discerning visitors alike.  

The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

Related program:

Noon @ the 'Spoon Public Tour • Tue Sept 8 @ 12pm

This exhibition is a partner program included in the 2015 17 DAYS Greensboro Festival sponsored by ArtsGreensboro. 17 DAYS 2015 happens from September 11 through September 27, 2015. Expect the best of the best performances and exhibitions including music, dance, theatre, art and more. For festival updates, visit the official website

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