Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston Salem

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is a multimedia contemporary art gallery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The museum provides visitors dynamic and innovative experiences with contemporary artists and their work. The museum bridges art, technology and engagement to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas, while continuously seeking out new and emerging artists.MissionSECCA has no permanent collection but offers exhibitions of works by artists with regional, national, and international recognition. Although founded as a private institution, it became an operating entity of the North Carolina Museum of Art under the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in 2007. Admission is free. The center's stated mission is "to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and you. By fostering creative excellence, innovation and dialogue through education and discussion, SECCA provides the community the opportunity to explore the dynamic relationship between individuals and contemporary art."SECCA has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) since 1979, one of only 300 museums in the United States to earn this distinction.HistorySECCA was founded in 1956 as The Winston-Salem Gallery of Fine Arts in Old Salem. James Gordon Hanes of the locally prominent Hanes family, who died in 1972, bequeathed his 1929 Norman Revival home and grounds to the gallery. The home was augmented with purpose-built exhibition space, and SECCA moved to the new location in 1977 under its current name. In 1990 the facility expanded again.
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  • We discovered this museum because we needed to charge our car. We actually went to charge and the museum had closed for the day and we charged at a Publix instead. Our curiosity was piqued and we retu...  more »
  • Visited for the artist exhibit. Awesome place. Would reccomend for any exhibit. Great parking, friendly staff, beautiful hose and grounds.  more »
  • Not so spendidly set up or kept up as Reynolda, to be sure, but extremely interesting to me. The mansion has a very contemporary building attached with large display spaces. We came just after a coupl...  more »
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  • This is a great museum and event space in a surprising residential area. Very dark at night (not much light on grounds or parking lot) with inadequate signage to help find the right entrance, but once you're there - - wow!
  • Secluded location. Beautiful surroundings. The theater has great seating. There is not a bad seat in the place. Good sound system.
  • Great house. Cool space. Wonderful staff! Excellent gallery!
  • Great place and Ev charging stations for both Tesla and the other guys
  • Artomat show was fabulous!

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