Yes. The Art Gallery accepts proposals for exhibitions that reflect social and cultural issues congruent with the college's Quaker tradition, and/or whose work fits criteria related to the Art Gallery’s educational mission and the College’s curriculum. Please be aware that exhibitions organized or hosted by the Art Gallery are typically scheduled years in advance. To share a proposal, please send materials by mail to the Curator, Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC, 27410. Due to the large number of proposals received, we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Access to artworks in storage is determined on a case-by-case basis and granted for research and scholarly purposes only. If you would like to view a particular work of art that is not on display, please call the curator at 336-316-2438 to schedule an appointment.
We welcome your support! Financial contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted. You may make your gift online by visiting the College’s secure online giving site (Under "Designation," select "Other" and enter "Guilford College Art Gallery" or "Art Gallery Endowment Fund"). Or send a check, made payable to Guilford College with “Art Gallery Endowment Fund” in the notation line, to: Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC, 27410.
We invite you to contact us if you are interested in donating a work of art to the museum. The Art Gallery’s small, but impressive art collection is entirely the result of donations to the College. We suggest that proposed donations be submitted in writing by email or mail. Please include your name and address, the title of the artwork and the artist’s name, description of the size and condition of the artwork, and information about how you acquired it. This may be emailed to the curator, or mailed to Guilford College Art Gallery, 5800 W Friendly Ave. Greensboro, NC, 27410. Your materials will be reviewed to determine if the object meets our collecting guidelines.
If the curator is interested in learning more about the donated artwork—or if the piece is not a good fit for our collection—you will be notified. Please note that due to limited storage, we are unable to accept all offers of art. We thank you for considering Guilford College Art Gallery as a potential repository for your art, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Sketching is allowed, but we ask that only pencils and a moderate-sized sketchpad is used. If you would like to utilize other materials or easels, please contact the curator in advance.
Non-flash photographs for personal enjoyment may be taken unless restrictions are posted. Photography made for commercial use and/or formal distribution is prohibited.
Flash photography, videography, and the use of tripods are not permitted. To request permission to conduct a professional photo shoot, please contact the curator in advance.
Art Gallery staff may not provide information on the monetary value of art objects.
The following organizations can provide names of local appraisers who are qualified to appraise the monetary value of works of art:
American Society of Appraisers, www.appraisers.org, 703.478.2228
Appraisers Association of America, appraisersassoc.org, 212.889.5404
International Society of Appraisers, isa-appraisers.org, 206.241.0359
Food and drinks are now permitted in Hege Library, except in the Friends Historical Collection. Library users are implored to use good judgment to ensure that nothing (especially works of art displayed throughout the library) is harmed by food particles or drink spills. “Good judgment” includes, but is not limited to:
Occasionally, special traveling exhibitions in the main gallery require that no food or drinks be allowed in the space. Notices of any restrictions will be posted for the duration of the exhibition.
Yes, the Art Gallery curator and student interns offers guided tours of the Art Gallery and special exhibitions. Please contact the curator in advance to discuss content, duration, and scheduling.
Four visitor parking spaces are adjacent to Hege Library; additional parking is available behind Dana Auditorium, and at the Arcadia Lane entrance to the college. Visitors may also park at New Garden Friends Meeting located across New Garden Road and cross at the crosswalk located at the stoplight.
A map of various parking spaces on campus is provided: