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Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery

The High Point University Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery is primarily an educational gallery that provides the High Point University and the greater High Point communities with rotating exhibitions in a range of media. These exhibitions will offer opportunities to interact with exhibiting artists and hear them speak about their work. Exhibitions will involve solo displays from artists currently active in their fields as well as group shows and works from a variety of collections including the University’s Permanent Collection that have a more historic purpose. All exhibitions, gallery talks, and openings are publicized locally and regionally and open to the public.

If you have any questions regarding the gallery (scheduling group visits, community outreach, etc.), then please contact Maxine Campbell, Director, at or 336-841-4680.

Mission Statement

1. Provide a venue to expose students and the community to high caliber works of art created by artists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.
2. Through exhibitions, outreach, and related educational programming the gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the university community.
3. To explore and inspire through our collection and exhibitions, the emotional and intellectual resources of our audiences.
4. To create a sense of belonging and provide our visitors with an enjoyable and enduring experience.


 Hours and Directions

The Sechrest Gallery is generally open August 27, 2013 through April 22, 2014 from 1:00-5:00, Monday-Thursday. The 2013-2014 calendar specifies the openings and closings for each of our planned exhibits. Check the dates you wish to visit the gallery prior to arriving. If we are closed and you would like to schedule a group visit, then please contact Maxine Campbell, Director of the Sechrest Gallery, at or 336-841-4680. Admission is free.


TuesdayAugust 27Opening of Second Annual Invitational "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary"
WednesdaySeptember 11ART LINK Event (3-7pm)
ThursdaySeptember 12Opening Reception for "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary" (4-6pm)
FridaySeptember 27Family Weekend / Gallery open 2:00-8:30pm
SaturdaySeptember 28Family Weekend / Gallery open 9:00am-7:30pm
FridayOctober 4Alumni Weekend / Gallery open 1:00-5:00pm
Friday November 1Close of "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary"
MondayNovember 11Opening of Merry Moor Winnett "A Photographic Perspective"
ThursdayNovember 21Opening Reception for Merry Moor Winnett "A Photographic Perspective"
WednesdayDecember 4Close of Merry Moor Winnett "A Photographic Perspective"
MondayJanuary 6Opening of Landscapes: “Then & Now” Paintings from the Sechrest Collection and Featuring works by Contemporary Artist Wolf Kahn on Loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery
ThursdayJanuary 16 Opening Reception for Landscapes: "Then & Now"
FridayJanuary 31Family Weekend / Gallery open 2:00-8:30pm
SaturdayFebruary 1Family Weekend / Gallery open 9:00am-7:30pm
ThursdayFebruary 27Close of Landscapes: "Then & Now"
MondayMarch 10Opening of Carl Galie "Lost on the Road to Oblivion"
ThursdayMarch 20Opening Reception for Carl Galie "Lost on the Road to Oblivion"
TuesdayApril 22Close of Carl Galie "Lost on the Road to Oblivion"


The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)

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