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

Cynthia Knapp

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is pleased welcome artist Cynthia Knapp and her exhibit, “Complementary Players,” to The Art Gallery. Originally from the North East, Knapp moved to Canada as a child before returning to the south after obtaining her Fine Arts degree from York University in Toronto. Manipulating color and texture, her pieces create a visual dialog, focusing on a mediation between seemingly autonomous forms to keep it constantly at play. Cynthia says, “My paintings and works on paper are musings on the interdependent relationship of natural forms. Fields of color blur, overlap, and interact creating an amalgam of natural shapes, not through representation or expression but rather in portraying the essence of abstraction as seen in the physical environment.”

Viewing The Umstead Art Collection is complimentary and open to the public. Cynthia Knapp's work will be on display and available for purchase in The Umstead Gift Shop from August 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018.

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

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