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Weatherspoon Art Museum

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500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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January 2020

UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion: “A Quest for Meaning”

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

A Quest for Meaning tells the story of Marc and Nathanael, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about change. The two friends invite us to share their quest as they meet with activists, biologists, philosophers, and custodians of ancient traditions. Equipped with nothing more than a tiny camera and a microphone they document some of the solutions that are laying…

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“To the Hoop” – Public Opening

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Public Opening • 7-8:30PM, free and open to the public. Join us for the tip off of this exciting show! Enjoy b-ball beats from DJ Roxci, free stadium snacks, a cash bar, and a fan-fest photo booth. Snazzy sneakers and team spirit attire encouraged! From its storied invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a recreational activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has uniquely captured America’s imagination—and stolen North Carolina’s heart. Embedded in its history…

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February 2020

Exhibition: To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art

February 1 - June 7
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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From its storied invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a recreational activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has uniquely captured America’s imagination—and stolen North Carolina’s heart. Embedded in its history are many of the topics fueling current social concerns and contemporary art. Divisions between rural and urban cultures can be considered in the distinctions between the sport’s development in farming town gymnasiums and inner-city playgrounds. Increasing commercialization can be traced through its intersections with…

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Artful Meditation

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Yoga instructor and WAM docent Celeste Chaney-Hill leads participants in guided meditation and gentle movement. No reservation or special clothing required. Sundays: FEB 2, MAR 1, APR 5, MAY 3.

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Artful Meditation

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Yoga instructor and WAM docent Celeste Chaney-Hill leads participants in guided meditation and gentle movement. No reservation or special clothing required. Sundays: FEB 2, MAR 1, APR 5, MAY 3.

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Open House for Educators

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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K-12 Educators in all disciplines and grade levels are invited to preview To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art. Enjoy food, drink, conversation, and be among the first to discover this exhibition that celebrates and critiques one of America’s favorite pastimes. Free, but please let us know you’re coming by emailing rsvpwam@uncg.edu.

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Talk: Claudia Dietz, Visiting Artist

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Claudia Dietz is an apprenticed stone carver having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuggart, Germany. Her metamorphoses in stone appear lively and curious with nature always at the center. UNCG School of Art welcomes Dietz to campus for a public talk and student critiques.

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Humanities Network & Consortium (HNAC) Café Monthly Discussion

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Enjoy free coffee, cookies, and stimulating conversation with UNCG's Humanities Network & Consortium at the museum. Rotating guest speakers and topics each month. Check WAM site later for details on this month's theme. See hnac.uncg.edu for details.

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What’s the Scoop?: Chasing Stories in Art

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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$15 – $20

One Day Writing Workshops with Julia Ridley Smith Saturdays: Feb 22, and Mar 14*, 2-4:30 pm $20 per session general admission/$15 per session WAM members, classroom teachers, college & university students Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite, visit Weatherspoon website for link to registration and fee. Borrowing the concept of the five Ws from journalism—who, what, when, where, and why—we'll investigate artworks in the Weatherspoon and use our "reporting" to develop new creative writing. Each session will explore a different exhibition,…

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Talk: To the Hoop, Emily Stamey

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Join us for a talk by WAM Curator of Exhibitions Emily Stamey as she discusses the exhibition To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art. From its storied invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a recreational activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has uniquely captured America’s imagination—and stolen North Carolina’s heart. Embedded in its history are many of the topics fueling current social concerns and contemporary art. Divisions between rural and urban cultures can…

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March 2020

Artful Meditation

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Yoga instructor and WAM docent Celeste Chaney-Hill leads participants in guided meditation and gentle movement. No reservation or special clothing required. Sundays: FEB 2, MAR 1, APR 5, MAY 3.

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Noon @ the ‘Spoon Public Tour – “To the Hoop”

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Our 20-minute Noon @ the 'Spoon tour is a fun way to explore a new exhibition during your lunch break. Offered the second Tuesday of the month. Free and open to the public. This month we will be touring the exhibition To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art (on view through June 7, 2020). From its storied invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a recreational activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has uniquely…

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Evening Tour

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Drop-in evening tours will highlight the newest exhibitions and give visitors a general overview of the Weatherspoon. No reservations needed.

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Talk: “Geezerball,” Richie Zweigenhaft

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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A noontime pickup basketball game started at Guilford College in 1976. Now, 44 years later, it is still going. In this engaging account (published in 2020)—part history, part memoir— Richie Zweigenhaft, Professor of Psychology, explores some of the reasons that this game has lasted into the 21st century, and why it has become so central in the lives of a group of aging adults. A book signing hosted by Scuppernong Books follows. Richie Zweigenhaft, Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology…

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Exhibition: The Cone Family Legacy

March 14 - July 12
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Beginning with the sisters Claribel and Etta Cone’s 1950 donation of art, the Cone family has provided crucial support over many years to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the most important example being the lead gift from Anne and Benjamin Cone, Sr. to construct our current building. This extraordinary family also has helped build the collection through outright gifts and funds to acquire works, an acquisition endowment, a generous bequest from Anne Cone, gifts in honor of Anne and Ben, and…

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What’s the Scoop?: Chasing Stories in Art

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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$15 – $20

One Day Writing Workshops with Julia Ridley Smith Saturday, Mar 14*, 2-4:30 pm $20 per session general admission/$15 per session WAM members, classroom teachers, college & university students Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite visit the Weatherspoon website for link to registration and fee. Borrowing the concept of the five Ws from journalism—who, what, when, where, and why—we'll investigate artworks in the Weatherspoon and use our "reporting" to develop new creative writing. Each session will explore a different exhibition, and writers…

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Basketball Lovers’ Guide Gallery Talk

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Check back with the Weatherspoon website for details.

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Humanities Network & Consortium (HNAC) Café Monthly Discussion

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Enjoy free coffee, cookies, and stimulating conversation with UNCG's Humanities Network & Consortium at the museum. Rotating guest speakers and topics each month. Check back with the Weatherspoon website later for details on this month's theme. See https://hnac.uncg.edu/ for details.

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April 2020

2020 Benefactors Choice

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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By invitation only

Play a role in the Weatherspoon's acquisition process, and get an inside look at the curatorial process. By invitation only: Weatherspoon members at the $1,000 (Benefactors) and higher levels enjoy two invitations to the Museum's Annual Benefactors Choice event. Benefactor funds are reserved throughout the year to be put toward the purchase of artwork(s) at the annual Benefactors Choice event. Works acquired become a part of the museum's permanent collection. At this annual event, the Weatherspoon's director and curators present…

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Evening Tour

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Drop-in evening tours will highlight the newest exhibitions and give visitors a general overview of the Weatherspoon. No reservations needed.

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Noon @ the ‘Spoon Public Tour – “The Cone Family Legacy”

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Our 20-minute Noon @ the 'Spoon tour is a fun way to explore a new exhibition during your lunch break. Offered the second Tuesday of the month. Free and open to the public. This month we will be touring the exhibition The Cone Family Legacy (on view through July 12, 2020). Beginning with the sisters Claribel and Etta Cone’s 1950 donation of art, the Cone family has provided crucial support over many years to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the most…

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Talk: “Looking at Pictures: A Farewell Lecture”, George Dimock

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Looking ahead as well as back, Associate Professor Dr. George Dimock will reflect on twenty-five years of teaching art history and the history of photography at UNCG “from within the generous confines of the Weatherspoon Art Museum.” A reception follows.

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Fair Play: UNCG Basketball Then and Now

April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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From intramural activity to Division 1 play, current and former UNCG players reflect on changes to the game, recruiting, and community support for women’s and men’s basketball programs. Featuring Tom Martin ('70), Angela Polk-Jones ('89), and others and moderated by Sarah Colona, Associate Faculty Chair for Grogan College. Supported by UNCG Alumni Weekend and the Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) Café.

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Exhibition: 2020 UNCG MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 18 - May 24
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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This exhibition features new work by MFA candidates in the UNCG School of Art. Reflecting a variety of studio areas, their work represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience at UNCG. The exhibition demonstrates the research, reflection, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic skills honed by these artists while in the program. The Weatherspoon hours: Tues/Wed/Fri: 10am-5pm; Thu: 10am-9pm; Sat + Sun: 1-5pm; closed Mondays.

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To the Hoop Community Day

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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Join us for a fun-filled Community Day celebrating basketball with hands-on activities, refreshments, and fun for all ages. Clement Mallory, spoken word artist and founder of Kids, Poetry, Basketball, and community members from Partnership Village will perform a new work called Moving Words. Free and open to the public. In conjunction with the exhibition To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art.

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2020 UNCG MFA Thesis Exhibition Artist Talk + Public Reception

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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This exhibition features new work by MFA candidates in the UNCG School of Art. Reflecting a variety of studio areas, their work represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience at UNCG. The exhibition demonstrates the research, reflection, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic skills honed by these artists while in the program.

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Evening Public Tour

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Drop-in evening tours will highlight the newest exhibitions and give visitors a general overview of the Weatherspoon. No reservations needed.

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May 2020

Artful Meditation

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Yoga instructor and WAM docent Celeste Chaney-Hill leads participants in guided meditation and gentle movement. No reservation or special clothing required. Sundays: FEB 2, MAR 1, APR 5, MAY 3.

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Evening Public Tour

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Drop-in evening tours will highlight the newest exhibitions and give visitors a general overview of the Weatherspoon. No reservations needed.

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2020 UNCG MFA Artists Gallery Talk

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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This exhibition features new work by MFA candidates in the UNCG School of Art. Reflecting on a variety of studio areas, their work represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience at UNCG. The exhibition demonstrates the research, reflection, experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic skills honed by these artists while in the program.

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Evening Public Tour

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum, 500 Tate Street
Greensboro, NC 27402 United States
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FREE

Drop-in evening tours will highlight the newest exhibitions and give visitors a general overview of the Weatherspoon. No reservations needed.

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