The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem

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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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  • SECCA is wonderful if they happen to be showing something good. However, frequently they are between shows/exhibits. The old Hanes house is gorgeous as are the grounds but for someone who is expecting...  more »
  • Two different people recommended this museum to us. However, when we arrived, we discovered that they were between exhibits and there was literally nothing to see. The museum is in a home once owned b...  more »
  • We have been coming to WInston-Salem for the last 5 years while visiting our daughter at Wake Forest. We had never heard of SECCA but were glad that we found it now! Set in a beautiful location near W...  more »
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  • Great house. Cool space. Wonderful staff! Excellent gallery!
  • Great place and Ev charging stations for both Tesla and the other guys
  • Really nice small museum, very much enjoyed the collection and the security guards are very friendly. There is a small kids area with seating, books, and crayons and the space is beautiful.
  • Cool place
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