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Art Collection

Featuring the Works of Local and National Artists

The Umstead Hotel and Spa's private collection is carefully curated and features the works of renowned local and national artists, including famed glass artist Dale Chihuly.

The Collection

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 guidance of an art brochure that’s available at the concierge desk.

For upcoming art gallery openings, please visit our event calendar.

Featured Gallery Artist

Raj Patel "Exploring Tranquility"


The Umstead welcomes the work of Raj Patel. Raj is a gifted local photographer, and we are pleased to display his beautiful nature photos in a showing titled, “Exploring Tranquility”. Please see the artist’s description of the work below:


"Immersing ourselves in nature not only fills our minds with serenity, but also unlocks hidden creativity that we all possess for a more fulfilling life. At the Umstead State Park, we can find the uplifting beauty of all the seasons. The essence of these artworks is to take us beyond the visual beauty and help create an unbreakable emotional bond that is quintessential in life. 


We all have a choice in how we impact the world we live in. It is my hope that these photographs will inspire you to  take better care of our natural resources and support environmental conservation efforts for the generations to

come. I also hope they bring you moments of tranquility."

-Raj Patel


Raj Patel's work will be on display and available for purchase through The Umstead Gift Shop. You may preview the special limited edition prints via the link below.

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