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531 Akron Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 767-8240
Fax: (336) 661-9513
Arts & Museums
The only museum in the Southeast that is dedicated to the study and elucidation of world cultures, this museum explores the cultures and people of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. A large variety of special educational programs are available and a museum gift store is on site.
Winston-Salem's Inter_Section Gallery and Art Space shows a wide variety of modern art. Here, visitors can experience art that also includes performance and multi-media elements. Owner Kate Magruder Lambeth opened this gallery as a place where different aspects of the art world would intersect, and curates the collection with that in mind with works for renowned local, national, and international artists.
An artist-run co-op, Artworks Gallery has been a part of Winston-Salem since 1984. Members of the co-op share their exhibition space with one another, and showcase an exhibit of individual members or the collective at a rate of about once a month or so. The shows here are free and open to the public, and include works that involve painting, photography, and other diverse mediums.
The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is a gallery that has been collecting and promoting American art since the 1960s. Here one will find a splendid collection of artworks and objects, from furniture and costumes to sculptures and paintings. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art also holds various events such as dance, concerts, theater and literary programs to instill awareness of art in children as well as adults.
The Gallery of the Arts is part of the Community Arts Cafe, where in which collections of fine art, craft, literature, music, videos and any other products and artistic pieces are displayed, and in some cases purchased exclusively through the CAC. The works of art found here are artists all local to the Triad neighborhood of North Carolina.
SECCA, otherwise known as Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, is one of the most famous art galleries in the city. The center features modern works from renowned local, national, and international artists in a variety of different mediums, including photography, video, and found objects. Also of note is the building itself, a stark white structure with a very modern design. Exhibits change often, and admission is free.
The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem lets kids learn in fun ways. Kids can burn off some energy in the climbing lobby, have storytime in the library, use oversized blocks to create cars and forts in the "Build It" area, and create their own masterpiece in the art studio. Don't miss the Enchanted Forest, which offers a dozen play stations incorporating folklore and fairy tales. The museum is also a popular place for children's parties.
This 6,500 square foot cultural center and gallery contains arts and exhibits on the community's vibrant African-American culture and features ten to fifteen art exhibitions each year. An array of educational programs are also available.
Frame Gallery is both a custom framing shop and fine art gallery. The artists whose work that can be found in the gallery consists of everything from landscape, portrait and wildlife art, as well as woodburning and pottery. Frame Gallery also showcases local artists as well. Customer service is of utmost priority to make sure patrons are fully satisfied, and the custom quality framing work done with which the staff operates is indicative of just that.
A part of the Bethabara Park, the Bethabara Historic District was the site of the Moravian settlement in Winston-Salem. Dating back to 1753, the ruins and remnants of this area were restored and now its the Bethabara Historic District. This district is transformed into a museum and is open to all visitors. Most of the sights here require to admission charge.
Exploring the history of the decorative arts in the region, this museum is the only museum dedicated to exhibiting and researching original decorative arts of the early South and features 24 period rooms and seven galleries filled with furniture, paintings, ceramics, and much more that was used regionally through 1820. A wonderful book store is also on site that carries current and hard-to-find books on Southern decorative arts, culture, and history.
Winston-Salem's SciWorks Science Center is a great place to take the entire family for an educational outing. The center offers three different and exciting experiences. There is a museum with numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits that are perfect for kids. Take a walk through the 5-acres of outdoor trails of the environmental park. Or sit back in the planetarium and enjoy laser shows or other special events. You are sure to learn something new about our world during a visit here.