The Umstead Hotel and Spa's private collection was carefully curated, and features the works of renowned local and national artists, including famed glass artist Dale Chihuly. A dedicated art gallery which changes seasonally allows The Umstead to rotate new artists' work into the hotel to complement the permanent collection. The pieces featured in the collection are modern and minimalist, adding to the contemporary, clean design of the hotel.
Guests are invited to take self-guided tours of the hotel's collection with the aide of an art brochure that is available at the concierge desk.
For upcoming Art Gallery Openings, please visit our event calendar.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa is pleased to present artist Constance Pappalardo in The Art Gallery. The exhibition, titled "Two Minds, One Artist," represents two distinctive styles of the artist’s work. Emphasizing movement, Ms. Pappalardo’s colorful watercolors reflects the beauty and spontaneity of the natural world, as her intuition guides each stroke. In her words, “I've sought to suggest, in addition to the beauty, feelings of hope and peace. I am not interested in reminding the viewer of the hardships of life, but rather, to draw their attention to the beauty of color and light and whatever it is that they may see in my paintings.” The fluidity of her watercolor pieces permits freedom to integrate various techniques that create shadows and textures. This is complemented by her “Black and White” collection, which reflects Ms. Pappalardo’s unique visual experience listening to classical music, in a linear monochromatic style. The addition of methodical texts and stamps throughout the canvas create “order among chaos” to captivate viewers who attempt to break the possible hidden code.
Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public.
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