Weatherspoon Art Museum

The Weatherspoon Art Museum stands out for its robust sense of purpose: We are dedicated to teaching, learning, and research at a leading public, minority-serving institution and extending access to all the members of the wider community. We are equally committed to advancing a climate of respect and civility — one that welcomes diverse viewpoints and experiences.

Through Light the Way, we seek to knit the Weatherspoon into the academic and social life at UNC Greensboro and the broader community. Together, we can animate this institution and its art collection to positively impact the University, the region, and people’s lives.

The Weatherspoon Art Museum has the potential to knit together a nationally accredited art museum, the faculty and students of a university celebrated for its commitment to social mobility, and the communities of Greensboro and beyond to create a mutually supportive environment that promotes access, inclusion, and transformation by engaging with art and creativity.

— Dr. Juliette Bianco, Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Director

Weatherspoon Art Museum Funding Priorities

Transforming Object-Based Teaching, Learning, and Research

Your generosity will allow us to create a high-tech, convertible space that facilitates teaching, learning, and research across academic departments. With your support, the Weatherspoon will also increase faculty access for teaching and research by hiring a full-time associate curator of academic engagement. In addition, you can help expand access to the Weatherspoon’s collection by making our online database more robust and interactive, with high-resolution images, keywords, and metadata for all 6,200 (and growing!) works of art. Finally, you can help ensure that the collection is available for generations to come by supporting the conservation of the objects in the museum’s care.

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Student access

Fostering Student Access and Engagement

We seek to put students at the nexus of our practice, ensuring that the Weatherspoon’s activities are created not only for students but also with students. Your generosity can make this happen by endowing a full-time student engagement coordinator. This new position will encourage and organize co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students and oversee a student internship and docent program. You can also support the Weatherspoon’s student internship program. These endowed funds would allow us to hire students annually to work on and curate exhibitions, produce educational and social events, and gain leadership skills that translate to success in a competitive workforce.

Fueling Community Connections

The Weatherspoon is nationally recognized for producing high-quality exhibitions and programs that explore modern and contemporary art through diverse lenses. It is now time to develop those activities together with the communities we hope to engage to foster inclusion and belonging. This priority amplifies the impact of the museum in sync with the values, experiences, and interests of UNCG and the community. Your support will help transform community access through community-engaged outreach and communications; inviting new spaces for exhibitions, programs, and conferences; and funds to support a diverse exhibition and program schedule, including a new artist-in-residence program.

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objects in the Weatherspoon’s collection of primarily American modern and contemporary art — the only collection of its kind at a North Carolina university


visitors annually


of the collection is viewable online

Your generosity will transform the Weatherspoon into a leading campus-based museum for the benefit of students and the region.