Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Humber Lecture-Artists in Conversation: Leonardo Drew and Ursula von Rydingsvard

Come celebrate our reinstallation opening at this candid and intimate conversation between two highly esteemed and renowned artists in our collection, Leonardo Drew and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

This lecture will be held both in person and virtually on Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link upon registering for this event.

Support provided by the Robert Lee Humber Lectures Endowment

About the artists

Leonardo Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1961. He grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and attended Parsons School of Design and earned his BFA from Cooper Union in New York in 1985. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His works are in major museum collections, and in 2020 he had a solo exhibition at the NCMA that included his first major outdoor project, City in the Grass.

Ursula von Rydingsvard was born to Polish parents in Deensen, Germany, in 1942. From 1945 to 1950, she and her family lived in eight different refugee encampments for displaced Polish nationals. The family immigrated to the US in 1950, settling in Plainville, Connecticut. She earned her MFA from Columbia University in 1975. Von Rydingsvard currently lives and works in New York City. Her works are in numerous private and public collections, including the NCMA.

Images: Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ogromna, 2009, cedar and graphite, H. 20 ft. 7 in. — W. 12 ft. 4 in. — D. 11 ft. 8 in., Commissioned with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest); and Leonardo Drew, Number 235, 2019, wood and paint, H. 15 3/8 — W. 22 — D. 8 1/8 ft., Gift of Pat and Tom Gipson


Oct 09, 2022


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Free; registration required


East Building, SECU Auditorium; or Zoom
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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