Art Program


The Collection 

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.

Featured Gallery Artist

Elizabeth Bradford

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is excited to welcome artist Elizabeth Bradford this spring to The Art Gallery with her newest exhibit, “Time out of Time.” With deep roots in North Carolina soil, Bradford still inhabits the same land acquired by her family in 1890, which manifests itself in her work. After watching the loss of the open spaces so dear to her, Bradford has found a way to record the uncontrolled wilderness by inventing color and exploiting patterns in her detailed and lively pieces. Through these recordings of the land both by memory and by experience, Bradford allows the viewer to release the constraints of time and find the undisturbed and hidden pockets of the forest.

Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. “Time out of Time,” will be showing in congruence with the additional showing of her exhibit “Entanglements,” at The Mahler Gallery in Raleigh. Elizabeth Bradford’s work will be available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop April 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018.

For more information, kindly call 919-447-4065.

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