Each trip to Tryon Palace should include an experience that’s new, exciting, and different from your last visit. Whether it’s rare exhibitions that display objects from the Tryon Palace Collection, traveling exhibitions, or a local art show, you never know what you’ll see in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery, and other locations around the site.
Notable Women of New Bern Exhibit
In celebration of the 2020 Year of the Woman, the Gateway Gallery has a pop-up exhibit that celebrates the 100 year 19th Ammendment came to be, and highlights great women of New Bern who elicited change.
Craven Arts Council & Gallery Public Sculpture Park
The public sculpture park sponsored by the Craven Arts Council & Gallery has been relocated to the grounds surrounding the North Carolina History Center. Take a stroll around the North Carolina History Center to experience the following works:
“Printemps” by Dan Millspaugh
Dan Millspaugh was born in Miami, Florida and attended the University of Miami where he received his BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Sculpture. He served four years in the US Coast Guard and moved to North Carolina in 1981. Since then he taught at University of North Carolina – Asheville, primarily in sculpture and photography and currently holds the rank Emeritas Professor of Art.
His work has gone through many changes over the years. He has concen-trated on bronze and aluminum casting; the figure; totemic forms; weld-ing of steel and nonferrous metal and iron casting.
The medium of “Printemps” is cast iron. The material and process were attractive to Millspaugh because of the necessity of a group activity. Sculpture in general needs more than one person and enhances the teach-ing process. He states that his, “fondly remembered experiences in undergraduate and graduate school were group efforts.”