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Greensboro Arts: Art Scene in Greensboro

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With its tranquil rurality and slow pace of life, North Carolina is rapidly becoming a destination for those seeking a respite from the hustle of Northeastern city life.  The Piedmont Triad (comprising Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) has a combined population of over one million, and is a major educational and cultural center in the Southeast, as well as a major place in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The area is home to a large concentration of art, history and science museums, many affiliated with the numerous colleges and universities of the Triad.

Greensboro/Winston-Salem Arts Information

Art Museums

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

The Green Hill Center is one of the premiere institutions for the promotion of work by North Carolina’s resident and native artists. Founded in 1974, it has been regularly recognized for excellence in programming by organizations such as the North Carolina Arts Council, Greensboro News & Record, and the North Carolina Art Education Association.

Through its various programs, approximately 175 NC artists are represented by the Center each year, providing vital …more…

Guilford College Art Gallery

Guilford College Art Gallery

The Guilford College Art Gallery (GCAG) is a vital asset to the liberal arts program of this small Greensboro institution. Begun in 1973, the Gallery’s collection is composed entirely of private donations to the College; major contributions were made in 1986 by local art collectors Rachel and Allen Weller, and Ruth and Ira Julian.

The collection now includes over 1500 works of art by more than 600 artists, with an emphasis …more…

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

The historic Reynolda House was built in 1917 as the home of Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds, the nation’s most renowned tobacco magnate, and his wife Katherine Smith Reynolds. Located on a sprawling 1,067-acre estate, the House was the center around which grew the bustling community of Reynolda, composed almost entirely of servants and employees dedicated to the maintenance of the estate.

Reynolda included a church and school, supervised by a preacher-teacher …more…

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

Begun in 1956 in Winston-Salem, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) was an answer to the growing public desire for an exhibition space devoted to the work of Southern artists. In less than two decades, SECCA represented all 11 Southeastern states in its collection.

In 1976 the Center moved to a new home on the 32-acre estate of industrialist James G. Hanes, opening after the renovation of the estate’s English …more…

Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery

Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery

The Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Art Gallery is located in Wake Forest University’s Scales Fine Arts Center, and is more often referred to as the Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery. The Gallery features about five exhibitions per school year, of work by WFU students, faculty and staff, as well as classic and contemporary artists worldwide.

The exhibition history of the Hanes represents the entire spectrum of visual art media and …more…

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Weatherspoon Art Museum

The origins of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)’s Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) date back to 1941, when the school was known simply as Women’s College. It was founded by Gregory Ivy, the first head of the college Art Department, as a teaching gallery serving the school’s art curriculum.

In over half a century the gallery has grown to become a fully professional art museum with a national reputation …more…

Theater

Broach Theatre

Broach Theatre

Broach Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 6-minute walk from all GTA buses, and the Amtrak station at the Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6-7 mainstage shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: $10–$30 depending on seating selection. Student and Senior discounts are available
Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets ($16 each)
Subscriptions: Season tickets are available for: Adults $100, Seniors $90, Students $75.

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is one of the leading purveyors of classical theatre on the southeast coast, with a decades-long reputation for outstanding productions and wide reaching educational programming. Begun as a small professional theatre in 1977, NCSF has launched over 160 productions, with fare ranging from the timeless favorites of Elizabethan England to twentieth century stalwarts by Arthur Miller and George Bernard Shaw (with a beloved annual staging …more…

Triad Stage

Triad Stage

Housed at the handsome 300-seat Pyrie Theatre in downtown Greensboro, Triad Stage has helped launch the city into an arts center of renown. Triad entered its tenth season in 2010, serving area audiences with riveting productions from the canon of American classics, including works by William Inge (Picnic), Harold Pinter (The Caretaker), and Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) alongside world premieres (Providence Gap) and an annual staging of the …more…

Classical Music

Bel Canto Company

Bel Canto Company

Bel Canto Company (BCC), a chamber vocal ensemble formed in 1982, has become one of the premier choral ensembles in the Southeast, with eight recordings, numerous guest artist spots, and performances on NPR. BCC has also performed at Spoleto Festival USA, the American Choral Directors Association, and Washington Cathedral’s Summer Music Festival.

Led by Welborn Young, the 28-singer group performs the works of composers well-versed in the choral medium, including Moses …more…

Eastern Music Festival and School

Eastern Music Festival and School (Greensboro, NC)

(June 23 – 28, 2012) This annual classical music festival runs from late June until the end of July, during which time 50,000 music lovers enjoy approximately 100 concerts and events that feature the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra and dozens of renowned musicians in a variety of disciplines. The festival is also an institute for young musicians, and during this time, gifted music students participate in master classes and performances. ...more...

Greensboro Symphony

Greensboro Symphony

Founded in 1939 as the Greensboro Orchestra, this ensemble got its start at what was then Women’s College, now known as the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Today, the symphony presents a well-balanced slate of concerts – a Pops series, masterworks by such composers as Vivaldi, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch, and chamber works by Tartini, Brahms, Schumann, and more. In addition to pre-concert lectures and post-concert discussions, the Greensboro …more…

Music for a Great Space

Music for a Great Space

Originally conceived as an organ concert series, Music for a Great Space was founded as a way to broaden the cultural landscape in the Piedmont Triad area. Guest artists have included tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, Philidor Percussion Group, Manhattan Piano Trio, and organist Isabelle Demers. In addition to presenting performances of chamber music, jazz, solo piano and organ music, the organization also offers a free Music for Young People …more…

University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music

University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music

The University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music has been accredited by the National association of Schools of Music since 1938, but has operated as a professional conservatory since 1921.  Besides serving more than 600 music majors, the school is also home to the Society for Music Teacher Education, the Society of Composers, Inc., the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, the International Double Reed Society, the North American Saxophone …more…

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

The conservatory known as the UNCSA School of Music has been in operation since 1965. Prominent alumni include soprano Jennier Welch-Babidge, violinist Lisa Kim, bass-baritone Derrick Lawrence, violinist Ida Bieler, and mezzo-soprano Tichina Vaughn.

In addition to its regular academic focus on performance and composition, the School hosts several summer workshops, such as Composition/Music Technology Workshop, Vocal Workshop, String Chamber Music Institute, Guitar and Piano Workshops, as well as sessions on …more…

Winston-Salem Symphony

Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony boasts a well-rounded lineup of concert series from Classics Discovery Concerts for Kids and Plugged-In Pops to the 60-minute informal Kicked-Back Classics concerts (followed by the after-concert “Brews with Bob” meet-and-greet with orchestra members) and exclusive events such as a collaboration with Renée Fleming.

The WSS encourages young musicians to pursue their formal training through the Youth Orchestras Program and the annual Peter Perret Youth Talent search, which …more…

Dance

Greensboro Ballet

Greensboro Ballet

One of the foremost ballet companies in the Triad area, Greensboro Ballet is a staple for presenting traditional classical ballet of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as work by the great George Balanchine. To keep their repertory fresh, GB also frequently commissions newly created pieces by contemporary choreographers.

With the mission to expose local audiences to the art form, GB offers not only public performances, but also outreach …more…

Venues

Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Very Good (a 6-minute walk from all GTA buses and the Crescent, Piedmont, and Carolinian Amtrak trains at the Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good. Assisted listening devices are also available upon request
Performances/Programs: Programming includes movies, theater, classical, chamber, blues, jazz, and pop music, children’s programming, and special events
Ticket Prices: Movie tickets are $6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, and military. Other events range from …more…

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that if you spend any significant time in or near Greensboro, and are any sort of concertgoer – heck, if you’re not an agoraphobe – you’ll likely wind up seeing a show here at some point. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is comprised of five buildings, ranging in size from the 300-seat Odeon to the 23,000+ seat Greensboro Coliseum, the largest single-seat arena …more…

Art Museums

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

The Green Hill Center is one of the premiere institutions for the promotion of work by North Carolina’s resident and native artists. Founded in 1974, it has been regularly recognized for excellence in programming by organizations such as the North Carolina Arts Council, Greensboro News & Record, and the North Carolina Art Education Association.

Through its various programs, approximately 175 NC artists are represented by the Center each year, providing vital …more…

Guilford College Art Gallery

Guilford College Art Gallery

The Guilford College Art Gallery (GCAG) is a vital asset to the liberal arts program of this small Greensboro institution. Begun in 1973, the Gallery’s collection is composed entirely of private donations to the College; major contributions were made in 1986 by local art collectors Rachel and Allen Weller, and Ruth and Ira Julian.

The collection now includes over 1500 works of art by more than 600 artists, with an emphasis …more…

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

The historic Reynolda House was built in 1917 as the home of Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds, the nation’s most renowned tobacco magnate, and his wife Katherine Smith Reynolds. Located on a sprawling 1,067-acre estate, the House was the center around which grew the bustling community of Reynolda, composed almost entirely of servants and employees dedicated to the maintenance of the estate.

Reynolda included a church and school, supervised by a preacher-teacher …more…

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

Begun in 1956 in Winston-Salem, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) was an answer to the growing public desire for an exhibition space devoted to the work of Southern artists. In less than two decades, SECCA represented all 11 Southeastern states in its collection.

In 1976 the Center moved to a new home on the 32-acre estate of industrialist James G. Hanes, opening after the renovation of the estate’s English …more…

Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery

Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery

The Charlotte and Phillip Hanes Art Gallery is located in Wake Forest University’s Scales Fine Arts Center, and is more often referred to as the Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery. The Gallery features about five exhibitions per school year, of work by WFU students, faculty and staff, as well as classic and contemporary artists worldwide.

The exhibition history of the Hanes represents the entire spectrum of visual art media and …more…

Weatherspoon Art Museum

Weatherspoon Art Museum

The origins of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)’s Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM) date back to 1941, when the school was known simply as Women’s College. It was founded by Gregory Ivy, the first head of the college Art Department, as a teaching gallery serving the school’s art curriculum.

In over half a century the gallery has grown to become a fully professional art museum with a national reputation …more…

Theater

Broach Theatre

Broach Theatre

Broach Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Good (a 6-minute walk from all GTA buses, and the Amtrak station at the Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: 6-7 mainstage shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: $10–$30 depending on seating selection. Student and Senior discounts are available
Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets ($16 each)
Subscriptions: Season tickets are available for: Adults $100, Seniors $90, Students $75.

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival

The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is one of the leading purveyors of classical theatre on the southeast coast, with a decades-long reputation for outstanding productions and wide reaching educational programming. Begun as a small professional theatre in 1977, NCSF has launched over 160 productions, with fare ranging from the timeless favorites of Elizabethan England to twentieth century stalwarts by Arthur Miller and George Bernard Shaw (with a beloved annual staging …more…

Triad Stage

Triad Stage

Housed at the handsome 300-seat Pyrie Theatre in downtown Greensboro, Triad Stage has helped launch the city into an arts center of renown. Triad entered its tenth season in 2010, serving area audiences with riveting productions from the canon of American classics, including works by William Inge (Picnic), Harold Pinter (The Caretaker), and Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) alongside world premieres (Providence Gap) and an annual staging of the …more…

Classical Music

Bel Canto Company

Bel Canto Company

Bel Canto Company (BCC), a chamber vocal ensemble formed in 1982, has become one of the premier choral ensembles in the Southeast, with eight recordings, numerous guest artist spots, and performances on NPR. BCC has also performed at Spoleto Festival USA, the American Choral Directors Association, and Washington Cathedral’s Summer Music Festival.

Led by Welborn Young, the 28-singer group performs the works of composers well-versed in the choral medium, including Moses …more…

Eastern Music Festival and School

Eastern Music Festival and School (Greensboro, NC)

(June 23 – 28, 2012) This annual classical music festival runs from late June until the end of July, during which time 50,000 music lovers enjoy approximately 100 concerts and events that feature the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra and dozens of renowned musicians in a variety of disciplines. The festival is also an institute for young musicians, and during this time, gifted music students participate in master classes and performances. ...more...

Greensboro Symphony

Greensboro Symphony

Founded in 1939 as the Greensboro Orchestra, this ensemble got its start at what was then Women’s College, now known as the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Today, the symphony presents a well-balanced slate of concerts – a Pops series, masterworks by such composers as Vivaldi, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch, and chamber works by Tartini, Brahms, Schumann, and more. In addition to pre-concert lectures and post-concert discussions, the Greensboro …more…

Music for a Great Space

Music for a Great Space

Originally conceived as an organ concert series, Music for a Great Space was founded as a way to broaden the cultural landscape in the Piedmont Triad area. Guest artists have included tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, Philidor Percussion Group, Manhattan Piano Trio, and organist Isabelle Demers. In addition to presenting performances of chamber music, jazz, solo piano and organ music, the organization also offers a free Music for Young People …more…

University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music

University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music

The University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music has been accredited by the National association of Schools of Music since 1938, but has operated as a professional conservatory since 1921.  Besides serving more than 600 music majors, the school is also home to the Society for Music Teacher Education, the Society of Composers, Inc., the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, the International Double Reed Society, the North American Saxophone …more…

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

The conservatory known as the UNCSA School of Music has been in operation since 1965. Prominent alumni include soprano Jennier Welch-Babidge, violinist Lisa Kim, bass-baritone Derrick Lawrence, violinist Ida Bieler, and mezzo-soprano Tichina Vaughn.

In addition to its regular academic focus on performance and composition, the School hosts several summer workshops, such as Composition/Music Technology Workshop, Vocal Workshop, String Chamber Music Institute, Guitar and Piano Workshops, as well as sessions on …more…

Winston-Salem Symphony

Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony boasts a well-rounded lineup of concert series from Classics Discovery Concerts for Kids and Plugged-In Pops to the 60-minute informal Kicked-Back Classics concerts (followed by the after-concert “Brews with Bob” meet-and-greet with orchestra members) and exclusive events such as a collaboration with Renée Fleming.

The WSS encourages young musicians to pursue their formal training through the Youth Orchestras Program and the annual Peter Perret Youth Talent search, which …more…

Dance

Greensboro Ballet

Greensboro Ballet

One of the foremost ballet companies in the Triad area, Greensboro Ballet is a staple for presenting traditional classical ballet of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as work by the great George Balanchine. To keep their repertory fresh, GB also frequently commissions newly created pieces by contemporary choreographers.

With the mission to expose local audiences to the art form, GB offers not only public performances, but also outreach …more…

Venues

Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre Information

Public Transportation: Very Good (a 6-minute walk from all GTA buses and the Crescent, Piedmont, and Carolinian Amtrak trains at the Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good. Assisted listening devices are also available upon request
Performances/Programs: Programming includes movies, theater, classical, chamber, blues, jazz, and pop music, children’s programming, and special events
Ticket Prices: Movie tickets are $6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, and military. Other events range from …more…

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that if you spend any significant time in or near Greensboro, and are any sort of concertgoer – heck, if you’re not an agoraphobe – you’ll likely wind up seeing a show here at some point. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is comprised of five buildings, ranging in size from the 300-seat Odeon to the 23,000+ seat Greensboro Coliseum, the largest single-seat arena …more…