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Best Free Museums in Greensboro

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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.

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.

Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro History Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. Exhibitions here are both of the permanent kind as well as those that are held for only a limited time.

Located in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art has collected almost 6000 pieces of modern and contemporary art and is regarded as one of the best art museums in the Southeast. The permanent collection features works by famous artists like Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder and Sol le Witt, but the gallery also regularly features small exhibits from emerging artists. In collaboration with the UNC Department of Art, The Falk Visiting Artist program showcases the work of guest artists every year. The museum grounds include a sculpture garden, six galleries, and an auditorium for lectures, performances and film screenings.

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