Connecting NC State courses with the arts: The Gregg Museum of Art & Design Connections

Contact Zoe Starling, curator of education for the Gregg Museum or Amy Sawyers-Williams, arts outreach & engagement, to set up a connection (e.g. offer extra credit for your students who attend a virtual tour or have your students arrange for an in-person time to visit the Gregg)! zestarli@ncsu.edu; acsawyer@ncsu.edu

Current Exhibitions + Class Connections

crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance

August 31, 2021 – March 11, 2022 in the Adams and Woodson Galleries
September 27, 2021 – February 25, 2022 in the Black/Sanderson Gallery

crossed kalunga by the stars & other acts of resistance features work by seven contemporary artists who evidence transformative and contested circumstances in their production. Art by José Bedia, Athlone Clarke, André Leon Gray, Esmerelda Mila, Rex Miller, Marielle Plaisir, and Renée Stout navigates awareness and adversity in conversation with nature and memory. Each shares a distinctive perspective on how art can speak provocative truths amidst a sea of mutable facts. In her/his own way, each artist gathers and weaves real and imagined histories — past and recent — to embed their art with layers of creative, ancestral, and spiritual DNA to elucidate possible features in formation.

Read more about the show here

Class Connections

  • AFS 346 Black Popular Culture
  • ADN 386 Sculpture I
  • AFS 240 African Civilization
  • AFS 241 Introduction to African American Studies
  • AFS 305 Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • AFS 342 Introduction to the African Diaspora
  • AFS 343 African American Religions
  • AFS 344 Leadership in African American Communities
  • AFS 346 Black Popular Culture
  • AFS 380 Black Feminist Theory
  • AFS 442 Issues in the African Diaspora
  • AFS 448 African-American Literature
  • ANT 475 Environmental Archeology
  • ARS 353 Arts and Cross Culture
  • ARS 353 Arts and Cross-Cultural Contacts
  • COM 392 International Crosscultural Communication
  • COM 417 Advance Topics (Communication and Race)
  • COM 436 Environmental Communication
  • COM 543 Visual Content Analysis
  • DAN 210 Current Trends in Afrocentric and World Dance
  • EAC 517 Current Issues in Higher Education
  • ECI 305 Equity and Education
  • ED 508 Exploring Diversity in Classroom and Community
  • ES 100 Intro Environmental Science
  • HA 203 History of American Art
  • HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • HI 253 Early American History
  • HI 254 Modern American History
  • NR Humans & the Environment
  • PHI 205 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PSY 200 Intro to Psychology
  • PSY 311 Social Psychology
  • PSY 360 Community Psychology Principles and Practice
  • PSY 400 Perception
  • PSY 406 Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 420 Cognitive Process
  • PSY 787 Social Development
  • REL 200 Intro to Study of Religion
  • REL 220 Religion in the Contemporary World
  • REL 309 Religion & Society
  • SOC 203 Current Social Problems
  • SOC 204 Sociology of Family
  • SOC 400 Theories of Social Structure
  • SOC 405 Racism in the U.S.
  • SOC 414 Social Class
  • SOC 445 Inequality, Ideology, and Social Justice
  • SOC 739 Social Psychology Of Inequality
  • SW 425 Hunger and Homelessness

Hondros / Stevens
Opens June 3, 2021, on view through January 9, 2022
Thomas E. Cabaniss Gallery in the Historic Residence

Chris Hondros – Conflict photography
An NC State alumnus, photographer Chris Hondros was killed in 2011 while working in Libya, along with film director Tim Hetherington. Before his death Hondros had arranged for Getty Images to gift the Gregg a selection of his award-winning photos, many of which will be on display in this exhibition. “Hondros,” a documentary of the life and legacy of this talented war photojournalist, directed by Greg Campbell, is available on Netflix.

Read more about the show here…

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Class Connections:

  • ADN 480 Intermediate Studio
  • ANT 251 Physical Anthropology
  • COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 200 Communication Media in a Changing World
  • COM 257 Media History and Theory
  • COM 354 Critical Media Making
  • COM 392 International Cross cultural Communication
  • COM 543 Visual Content Analysis
  • ENG 281 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
  • HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • HI 207 Ancient Mediterranean World
  • HI 335 The World at War
  • HI 350 Modern Military History
  • HON 202 Inquiry, Discovery, and Literature: Art of War
  • SOC 203 Current Social Problems

Will Henry Stevens – Pastels and drawings
Stevens(1881 – 1949) was an American modernist and impressionist painter and naturalist. He is best known for his paintings and tonal pastels of the rural Southern landscape, abstractions of nature, and non-objective works, created while he summered in Asheville, NC. Using pastels of his own making, he was influenced by, among others, the impressionistic paintings of the Sung Dynasty, the poetry of Walt Whitman, and modernists Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee.

Read more…

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Class Connections

  • ADN 480 Intermediate Studio
  • DS 100 Design Inquiry I
  • DS 200 Design in Context
  • ENG 207 Studies in Poetry
  • ENG 287 Explorations in Creative Writing
  • ENG 389 Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop
  • HA 203 History of American Art
  • HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • HA 240 Introduction to Visual Culture

Virtual Tours

See a comprehensive list of virtual tours HERE

A Thousand Throws – an art installation by master potter and artist Daniel Johnston

Class Connections:

  • ARS 353 Arts and Cross Culture
  • DS Design in Context
  • HA 203 History of American Art
  • ARS 257 Technology in Arts
  • D 101 Design Inquiry II
  • FTM 217 Textile Industry
  • REL 200 Intro to Study of Religion
  • REL 220 Religion in the Contemporary World
  • REL 309 Religion & Society

Animate Earth – Adventures in Mimetolithia by Andy Nasisse – photography and ceramic sculptures offer a new way of seeing.

Class Connections:

  • ARS 353 Arts and Cross Culture
  • DS Design in Context
  • HA 203 History of American Art
  • ANT 475 Environmental Archeology
  • ANT 253 Into to World Archeology
  • COM 436 Environmental Communication
  • ES 100 Intro Environmental Science
  • NR Humans & the Environment
  • PSY 200 Intro to Psychology
  • PSY 400 Perception
  • PSY 420 Cognitive Process


All Is Possible – Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy of Metal – Jewelry and consumer products by the first female designer in the American auto industry and inventor of wearable health monitors.

Class Connections:

  • ADN 112 Introduction to Three-Dimensional
  • ADN 202 Design Studio: Art & Design in Context Units
  • ADN 386 Sculpture 1
  • ADN 418 Contemporary Issues in Art and Design
  • BME 209 Intro Materials Science Biomaterials
  • WGS 210 Women and Gender in Science and Technology

Special thanks to graduate student intern Courtney Ray and undergraduate intern Sabrina Hurtado for CCG research


More information on the Curricular Connections Program

Our Curricular Connections Guide highlights meaningful, logical links between the substance of academic courses and the content of our events.

How to Engage

There are numerous ways you and your students can engage the arts and Arts NC State, including:

  • Attending a performance
  • Participating in pre- or post-concert discussions
  • Scheduling in-class workshops withArts NC State faculty or visiting artists
  • Using a performance to enhance your classroom discussion

Arts Outreach & Engagement contact

For more information on the Curricular Connections Guide, Arts NC State or engagement opportunities, email amy_sawyers-williams@ncsu.edu

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