Exhibition: True Likeness

  • Dates: February 23, 2023 - July 22, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: Gregg Museum of Art & Design
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1903 Hillsborough St., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Admission: Free


Coming to the Gregg Museum from the Van Every/ Smith Galleries at Davidson College, True Likeness presents an exhibition of contemporary portraits from diverse makers in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Artists, some familiar, others more on the fringe of the art world, hail from all over the United States. Their own identities, and those presented through their works, provide a snapshot of who we are as a country. The exhibition took shape over the last few years as overt and coded hate speech became congruent with one of the most divisive elections of our time. For this reason, it became increasingly apparent that highlighting and celebrating diversity was paramount.