UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum announces its recent acquisition of several important objects by artists working both today and earlier in the twentieth century. These new acquisitions expand the museum’s holdings of examples by female artists and artists of color, as well as satisfy its strategy of acquiring artworks featured in its exhibitions.
Acquisitions include: Sanford Biggers, “Paket,” 2016; Xaviera Simmons, “If We Believe in Theory #2,” 2009; Donald Lipski, “Untitled,” from the series Ah! Roma!, 2000; Louise Fishman, “Untitled,” 2001; El Anatsui, “Paper and Gold,” 2017; George Segal, “Fireside Chat,” 1991; Beverly McIver, “Oh, Happy Day,” 2001; and David Humphrey, “Hercules,” 2009-2010.
“The Weatherspoon Art Museum enjoys a nationally known permanent collection of more than 6,200 works of art,” states Director Nancy Doll. “We are always pleased to share it through special exhibitions at the museum and through loans to museums of all sizes and scopes across the country and abroad. Its continued growth through gifts and purchases reinforces its depth and breadth.”
These acquisitions were made possible by gifts from private individuals and an artist foundation and through purchases with funds from museum endowments and the Benefactors Choice fund.