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

Art Exhibit at The Umstead

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is pleased to present artist Elena Madden in The Art Gallery. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Madden immersed herself in the creative world at a young age, as both of her parents were full-time artists. Madden’s fusion of vibrant hues displays the ways in which light, water and motion complement one another, allowing spectators to deeply appreciate the raw beauty of the calm seas. In her words, “Water changes constantly based on seasons, time of day and weather patterns, creating an evolution of color and light play. Moments of reflection and memories they stir become meditative Technicolor explorations of water and light.” Her exhibit, entitled "Immersion," reflects her interpretation of the untouched beauty of nature's fluid surfaces.

Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. Madden's work will be available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop throughout the four month exhibition.

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

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