Past Exhibits


Making Sense of the Factory  

August 8, 2016 – December 2, 2016


This exhibition is the product of a collaboration between Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and New Winston Museum. It was researched and developed by Amanda Holland as a Capstone project for UNC Greensboro’s Master’s in Museum Studies program. The exhibit explores the working experience within the former downtown R. J. Reynolds’ tobacco factories through the five senses, creating an approachable format to better understand an area of town that is rapidly changing. This is a traveling exhibit that will be on display at other locations following its installation at NWM.

July 9th – 30th, 2016

Letters to the New Year


The evening of Friday, January 8, 2016 saw the first product of a months-in-the-making collaboration between Blakeney Bullock, Michael Durando, Tim Nolan, and Jacob Paul. Volunteers had previously signed up to have Blakeney compose a letter on their behalf, to which end, each had completed a questionnaire to help organize their thoughts and intentions. 

Blakeney’s composition though, was not with words, but with her body, embodying what she imagined the volunteers wished to express in a dance improvised live, then and there. The dance was accompanied by Tim Nolan on drums and a silly, but lovely, toy keyboard.
Meanwhile, outside, looking in through the plate glass storefront, Jacob sat at a manual typewriter loaded with carbon copy paper sandwiched between two sheets of stationary. He watched, and after each dance, he wrote a translation of Blakeney’s dance. They wished to explore the relationship between what can be expressed outside language, and then back within it again. Each volunteer was given a copy of their letter, which was then read aloud to the audience. Meanwhile, Michael, who’d lit the stage(s), photographed and filmed.
This July, New Winston Museum will exhibit photographs, video, and original artifacts from the January 8th event, and will host a new creative experience. The original collaborators will perform a new body of letters, solicited by new volunteers, again for a live audience. Plans are forming to present workshops on collaboration and inter-medium translation, and, likely, some other fun stuff too.

June 3rd – July 2nd, 2016

Birth of the COOL

Courtesy Owens Daniels Photography

Courtesy Owens Daniels Photography

We are proud to host Birth of the COOL, a compelling collection by local photographer Owens Daniels. Birth of the COOL is a beautifully engaging look at our area’s rich heritage in music, notably blues and jazz. In 20 images, Mr. Daniel’s collects the spirit and constant dynamism in a uniquely American art form.

Love of Jazz which was a inspirational product of the music culture during the 60′ 70′ 80″s which helped produced these iconic figures which were independent, creative, passionate and trend-setters in their music, craft & personification they were the very essence of “The Birth of the COOL.”

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

September 19, 2015 – May 28, 2016

From thundering locomotives to soaring flying machines, the idea of open, free movement has long captured our collective imagination. Historically, we know that the advent and growth of mechanized transportation has had an intense and lasting effect on all aspects of our communities and nation. For Winston-Salem, a town with an identity inextricably tied to agricultural industry, the story of transportation is an existential one. The advance of transportation from the wagon to the airplane follows closely the story of our city’s founding and development, and New Winston Museum (NWM) will tell that story of intertwined fates in our upcoming exhibition, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles: Winston-Salem’s Wheels of Change.

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We are grateful to our lead sponsors, Piedmont Aviation Historical Society and the Tom Davis Fund, for making this project possible.


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This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




*Educators, this Google Docs folder includes lesson plans, classroom activities, ebooks, and field-trip activities all related to “Planes, Trains, & Automobiles!”

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The National Black Theatre Hall of Fame & Museum Preview Exhibit

August 4 – August 21, 2015


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Celebrating 50 Years of UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem

September 2014 – June 2015


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Exploring Winston and Salem During the Civil War

October 2013 – August 2014


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