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 Liz Leventhal in The Art Gallery. The three-month exhibit entitled “Ethereal Panorama” explores Leventhal’s vibrant, organic works. Hailing from Marietta, Georgia, she describes her paintings as “layered bursts of energy that record experience, blending nature in the here and now with memories or past experience.” Inspired by the changing seasons, Leventhal uses mixed media to project an emotional response to her surroundings. She pours colors onto the canvas and watches what happens, intuitively editing and adding throughout the process. The result: volumetric configurations that are opaque and airy, thick and organic.
Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. Leventhal's work will be available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop September 15, 2016 through November 30, 2016.
For more information, kindly call 919-447-4065.