ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Herb Jackson Exhibition at the Gregg Museum
The new $9.5 million Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Raleigh opened August 26 with three inaugural exhibitions, one of which featured work exclusively by Davidson artist Herb Jackson. His exhibition, titled “A Door Is Not A Window,” contained 11 large abstract paintings, theatrically illuminated in a darkened space, giving them the look of stained glass windows.
The general response is ‘Wow!’” said Jackson. “Some viewers were even weeping. I’m excited by the way people respond to it.”
The largest, at 6-by-15 feet, is also the oldest, dating back to 1988. On November 4, Jackson will travel back to Raleigh to conduct a question and answer session about his exhibit. The following day, he will attend an opening of some of his new work at the Lee Hansley Gallery. The two exhibitions will be on display through December.
Jackson was born and raised in Raleigh. He graduated from Davidson College in 1967 and was a faculty member at the college for 42 years before his retirement. He continues to paint daily in his studio, as he has done for the past 60 years.
Located at 1903 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, in sight of North Carolina State University’s Memorial Belltower, the Gregg Museum is a standalone facility. The first three major exhibitions in its new galleries feature highlights from the museum’s permanent collection, accompanied by an exhibition of Jackson’s paintings, and another show of Native American art and artifacts.
With more than 35,000 objects, the Gregg holds the largest and most diverse collection of art and artifacts of any university museum in the state, and uses those objects as tools for teaching and inspiration for students and faculty across all of North Carolina State’s colleges.
The museum’s hours of operation will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It will be closed on Monday, and the following holidays: July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Jackson’s Gregg exhibition will be on display until January 28, 2018.
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