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 on 20th century American artwork; renowned international artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso and Dali are also represented. Also notable are collections of contemporary Polish etchings and engravings, and a small collection of Josef and Anni Albers art and archival material.
GCAG is housed primarily in the College’s Hege Library, with various other pieces located in buildings across campus, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to art scholarship and appreciation. Exhibitions held at GCAG (between three and five annually) focus on contemporary art that addresses social and cultural issues in alignment with the Quaker tradition of Guilford College.
Guilford College Art Gallery Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (a 5-minute walk from GTA bus 7 at Friendly Avenue/College Road)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sundays (during the academic year) 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
- Admission: Admission to the gallery is free
- Tour: Tours are available and are scheduled by appointment.