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.

Featured Gallery Artist

Thomas Swanston and Gail Foster

The Umstead is pleased to welcome artist Clem Bedwell to the Art Gallery. Both an illustrator and artist, Clem explores landscapes creating spare statements of shape, space, light, and shadow. Working two- and three-dimensionally, he creates pieces that are both tactile and ephemeral, stating “I enjoy the process of creating something from nothing while working toward a painting with which I personally connect, and hopefully, one the viewer will as well.” Bedwell's work is currently featured on "The Art Tour" chef's tasting menu in Herons with his piece Under the Willows on display in the Private Dining Room.

Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. Clem Bedwell's work will be on display and available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop from July 18, 2019, to October 2019.

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

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