The story began when a former NC State chancellor and dean sought to enhance NC State’s mission by acquiring and exhibiting art that reflects the university’s curricula. By the late 1970s this program had evolved into the Visual Arts Program. With the opening of an addition to Talley Student Center in 1992, it became the Visual Arts Center. This addition was designed to accommodate a collection of up to 5,000 objects. Today, the Gregg Museum holds a collection of nearly seven times that.
The Friends of the Gregg was established in 1983 to enhance the mission and goals of the Gregg.
In 2007, the museum was renamed to honor John and Nancy Gregg, who were two of its most dedicated and beloved supporters. John, a graduate of the College of Textiles, was a member of NC State’s Board of Trustees. Nancy was a leader in the Raleigh arts community and a longtime docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art. During their lives, the Greggs committed themselves fully to the realization of a collecting and exhibiting art and design museum on NC State’s campus.
In May 2013 the Gregg moved from the second and third floors of Talley to a temporary space. The Gregg Museum reopened in its current home at 1903 Hillsborough Street on August 26, 2017.
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Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
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