Must-see art exhibitions in Winston-Salem

Creativity and art is something to be celebrated in the Twin City.

WStoday: Still image of three woman jumping in the air, art exhibit photo

Step into the world of art this season.

Photo by Imogen Cunningham via Reynolda House

It’s no surprise that Winston-Salem is the city of art and home to many talented artists. What better way to immerse yourself in the world of art and show off your knowledge next time you’re talking to friends and family?

We’ve rounded up these must-see art exhibitions on display and some coming soon.

We built this exhibit

Various locations | Through Sunday, March 31 | Free

  • See who’s behind some of NC’s most treasured historic sites. The exhibit highlights the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in the state. Pro tip: Attend a presentation by Winston-Salem State and Community to get a deeper understanding of Black History.

Artist Invitational

Delta Arts Center, 611 New Walkertown Rd. | Through March 29 | Free

  • Immerse yourself in a diverse range of artistic styles and expressions from 21 local and regional artists. Expect paintings, thought-provoking sculptures, and discuss with other community members.

Words, Music, Memory: Re(presenting) Voices of the Holocaust

Wake Forest University, Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology, 1834 Wake Forest Rd. | Until Saturday, March 2 | Free

  • The ten-panel traveling exhibit features words of writers who witnessed the Holocaust, including sketches, biographies, musical and dramatic pieces. Memorial projects by West Forsyth and Mount Tabor High School students are also on display.
WStoday: Title of the artworks by local artist in Winston-Salem

“Title of the artworks” showcases courageous women who nurture their environment.

X-ANNiS: Ten Years of Visual Reflections

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Main Gallery, 251 N. Spruce St. | Friday, Feb. 23 - Saturday, Apr. 27 | Free

  • The exhibit showcases the work of local artist Marianne DiNapoli- Mylet in honor of Women’s History Month. Her work of art includes the use material such as pastels, acrylics, found and re-purposed objects, stick, metal to celebrate various connections in her life. Join the opening reception on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

All the King’s Men: Status and Power in Africa

Wake Forest University, Timothy S. Y. Lam Museum of Anthropology, 1834 Wake Forest Rd. | Throughout the year | Free

  • See tools of war used to demonstrate the emphasis of masculinity in traditional African politics. The exhibit also features objects linked to the history of colonization and how the Europeans’ power incorporated their governance.

Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham

Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery at Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Rd. | Friday, March 1- Sunday, Jun. 2 | Tickets: $18

  • See images that reflect pivotal movement and development in art and photography during Cunningham’s 70-year career — plus see why she’s considered a pioneer in photography. This includes portraits, still lifes, and street photography.

Rooted in Race

Virtual | Throughout the year | Free

  • The exhibition explores a local history of school desegregation in Winston-Salem by depicting an interactive way to achieve equality and improve school quality. The virtual exhibition features three categories: Community voices, timeline, and reflections.