This School, This City:

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

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Inside of "The Climber," Scenic Desgin student Michael Harbeck's installation for This School, This City.
Inside of “The Climber,” Scenic Desgin student Michael Harbeck’s installation for This School, This City.

The funding for UNC School of the Arts was approved in 1963 after amazing public and private efforts to bring the state conservatory to Winston-Salem. The school opened its doors to its first students in 1965, on the site of the former James A. Gray High School. In honor of the school’s 50th Anniversary, New Winston Museum, in collaboration with UNCSA, will showcase the school’s amazing first five decades through an exhibit incorporating work designed and constructed by the school’s own talented students and faculty. The exhibition will be paired with a season of related programming, further showcasing the intertwined history of Winston-Salem and UNC School of the Arts, as well as the amazing talent that is attracted to our community.

New Winston Museum and UNCSA want your continued input for our This School, This City Historical Survey. This brief survey seeks information about your experiences with UNCSA and should only take about 5 minutes to complete. Thank You for participating!

TSTC 5×5 Short Films – short documentaries highlighting a graduate from each of the 5 schools at UNCSA, from each of its 5 decades.

5x5x1 – Wanda Plemmons

5x5x2 – Winifred Garrett

5x5x3 – Preston Lane

5x5x4 – Al Crawford

5x5x5 – Sing Howe Yam


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