Local Tourist {Greg Museum of Art & Design}

Not quite a park this time, but with an incredibly relaxing and beautiful outdoor garden, I feel quite good about including Gregg Museum of Art & Design in this week’s edition of Local Tourist.

This NC State University museum found it’s permanent home at 1903 Hillsborough Street in the fall of 2017. It is a compact museum but still somehow packs a refreshing punch in the ever changing exhibits. (The size and location also make it very child friendly; entrance is free).

ANIMATE EARTH and A Thousand Throws which are currently on view are both beautiful. So are the paintings by Will Henry Stevens and the extremely moving photographs by Chris Hondros.

I also loved there current film series which is a Tribute to Silent Films. While the older three kids were at daycare and camps, I took Ari to watch the SILENCE OF THE LENS — SHIVERS FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF HORROR series which included Frankenstein (1910) Directed by J. Searle Dawley (16min), Nosferatu (1922) Directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1h 34min), and House of Ghosts (1908) Directed by Seguno de Chomón (6min). Just weird enough to be enjoyable. Ari napped in my lap while I enjoyed the films. They have more films now through August 27th and I hope to take the older kids one day and see what they think about how things used to be.

A relaxing stroll through the outdoor garden at the Gregg is a must. Ari and I lounged in their comfy chairs enjoying the birds, bees, flowers, and the water feature. It’s a good place to be on a date with your 5-month old, or you know, on a real date-date.

I hope you take the time to add the Gregg Museum of Art & Design to your summer explorations.

Previously on the Local Tourist – Green Hill County Park, Lassiter Mills Park, John Chavis Memorial Park

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