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Weatherspoon Art Museum makes BuzzFeed hidden gems list

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Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG

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UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum has made BuzzFeed’s list of  “18 Hidden Gems Around the World that You Need to Visit.”

The social news and entertainment website asked its readers to share the best kept travel secret in their hometown.

The Weatherspoon is third on the list, between Milan’s San Satiro church and Dublin’s Blessington Street Basin.

“Part of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus, the Weatherspoon Art Museum is home to a collection of modern and contemporary art that includes such major artists as Willem de Kooning, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol," BuzzFeed said. "Plus, it’s free, making it an easy way to access some of the most groundbreaking artworks of the 20th century,” Buzzfeed said.

Cates Holderness, a 2005 UNCG graduate, submitted the Weatherspoon.

“I really love the Weatherspoon Art Gallery on the campus of UNC-Greensboro, my home town,"Holderness wrote. "The absolute best thing to do is to grab a hot dog (and maybe some ice cream) from Yum-Yums and head over to Weatherspoon, where they’re constantly changing exhibits. Since it’s on campus, not a ton of people visit it, but it’s a real gem!”

Holderness’ grandmother, the late Adelaide Holderness, was a UNCG graduate and fervent supporter. She was a life member of the Weatherspoon’s board of directors.

“Milan, Greensboro, we’re in the same boat,” Weatherspoon director Nancy Doll said in a news release. “I’m thrilled that we’re getting national and even international attention.”

The Weatherspoon celebrates summer at 6:30 p.m. June 20, with its 10th annual Summer Solstice Party. The party is free and open to all. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, a cash bar, and activities for kids and adults. This year’s party has a food theme, in celebration of the museum’s new exhibit, “Food for Thought.”

Contact Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane at (336) 373-5204, and follow @dawndkaneNR on Twitter.


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