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 Orr Ambrose in The Art Gallery. Based in Charlotte, NC, Ms. Ambrose feels that her paintings are most fully experienced by viewing them up close and then again from a distance. The exhibition, titled “Imagining the Micro-Universe,” reflects the influence of theories of physics and biology on Ms. Ambrose’s work. She uses circles, variations of circles, line and pattern to represent the substances of existence. In her words, “I build an environment much like a landscape and in much the same way that atoms build matter or solar systems build galaxies. In this way, my work plays on the parallels and consistencies found throughout the cosmos.”
Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public.
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