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Bert Carpenter taught art history to generations of students. He was also a well-known painter and for twenty-five years served as director of the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During that period he put together an outstanding collection of modern art. In March, 1999, the Gallery honored him with a sixty-five year retrospective.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has one of the top 3 or 4 university collections of contemporary art in the nation. With the opening of the Anne and Benjamin Cone Building, UNCG’s Weatherspoon Gallery will now be more accessible to the general public who. While the new space and increased use of the facility the general public by is a good thing, some of the intimacy students associated with the gallery has been lost with the new building.
Ten paintings from the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina Greensboro are on display in the Contemporary Gallery from August 13-October 23. The paintings were all made within the within the last twenty years and use the vocabulary of geometry for their visual language. Works by David Novros, Robert Mangold, Al Held, Alfred Jensen, William Bailey, Roger Brown, William Copley, and Alex Katz.
The Weatherspoon Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has an outstanding collection of contemporary art. Herbert S. Falk, Sr., developed a benefactors program to finance the gallery’s growth. Substantial contributions have been made by Dillard Paper Company.