Past Exhibitions

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The Cone Sisters Collect

November 3, 2012 – February 17, 2013

The Weatherspoon Art Museum first began collecting works of art in the 1940s, and received an astonishing bounty in 1950 when Etta Cone bequeathed part of her and her sister Claribel’s collection to the museum. More

Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition

October 21, 2012 – January 13, 2013

Art on Paper 2012 features regional, national and international artists who have produced significant works made on or of paper. More

Juan Logan: Without Stopping

September 22, 2012 – December 16, 2012

North Carolina artist Juan Logan presents new and recent work in his first solo show at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. More

Catherine Murphy: Falk Visiting Artist

September 15, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Catherine Murphy’s work requires close looking and contemplation. Painting from life, Murphy uses color, form and light to create paintings that challenge our skills of perception at the same time that they suggest intriguing narratives. More

On the Path to Abstraction: Highlights of the Permanent Collection

September 1, 2012 – February 10, 2013

The exhibition features paintings and sculpture from the permanent collection that show how artists repeatedly have looked to the natural world and human form for inspiration, but have abstracted it to varying degrees for distinct expressive goals. More

Formative Matters: Simple Childhood Pleasures

July 21, 2012 – October 21, 2012

This exhibition revisits some of the activities that bring the most pleasure to children. More