The Umstead art collection features a carefully curated collection of paintings, photographs, and sculpture that highlight the beauty of nature, both directly and abstractly.From the grand works of the Lobby area, to the intimate tableaux featured in the guest rooms, nature is explored and celebrated.

The Umstead Hotel & Spa near Raleigh, NC, is pleased to offer an ongoing discussion about art and the world around us. The Art + Nature Lecture series welcomes artists on a seasonal basis to present their work and inspirations in an interactive presentation with our local audience.   Past presenters have included Seagrove potter Ben Owen, Atlanta-based painter Scott Upton, photographer Kim Kauffman, floral artist Steve Taras of Raleigh’s Watered Garden, and even the NC Opera Company.

It is our goal to explore and broaden our knowledge of all varieties of art and nature through this sort of collaborative discussion.  Limited to just 75 people per lecture, the series now has a loyal following of clients eager to expand their cultural horizons.  For upcoming Art + Nature Lectures, please visit our event calendar.