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

Thomas Swanston and Gail Foster

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is pleased to welcome Linda Ruth Dickinson and her exhibit, “Equilibrium,” to The Umstead Gallery. Born and raised in Asia, Dickinson is a self- taught artist currently residing in Raleigh with a studio downtown at Artspace. Translating her vision primarily through paint on panel or canvas, Dickinson attempts “charting hope” with various forms – whether in an exploration with abstract imagery or one of a more familiar, terrestrial perspective. Her works serve as a threshold entrance to memory and communion outside the realm normally inhabited in our day – to – day lives. They encourage a tranquil observation of the dialogue between Heaven and Earth. Dickinson states, “The work is more about the feelings transmitted as a way of describing the existence or truth of a subject. The goal is to create art that expresses what is essential and common to all human experience. I want each painting to feel balanced with the possession of a sense of equilibrium and the viewer to come away intrigued and or refreshed, and that those responses lead them to a sense of renewal.”

Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. Linda Ruth Dickinson's work will be on display and available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop from April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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

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