In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.


Upcoming Events

 Art Exhibition and Sale of
Ann Carter Pollard’s
Lifetime Art Collection

The “Five Winston-Salem Printmakers” hold an important place in the artistic heritage of the City of Arts and Innovation. Beginning in 1962, this pioneering group came together around a shared passion for wood-block printing. Over several decades, they comprised a creative community in which each fostered a unique aesthetic. These five women helped create what we now know as Sawtooth Center for the Visual Art, SECCA, and Associated Artists of Winston-Salem. 

Work by Ann Carter Pollard, Virginia Ingram, Anne Kesler Shields, Susan Moore, and Martha Dunigan will be available for sale, as well as works by Raiford Porter, Mackey Bane, and others from Pollard’s personal collection.

This collection is owned in its entirety by New Winston Museum. Proceeds from each sale will go towards establishing a fund for exhibits and programs; therefore, all prices are non-negotiable. NWM is grateful for the generosity of Willow’s Bistro, which has allowed us to display these works for sale at no cost.

Willow’s Bistro
300 S. Liberty St.
Winston-SalemNC 27101

(336) 293-4601


December 3rd  *  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  *   Willow’s Bistro
300 S. Liberty St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Fall 2017 Salon Series:
Lost, Found, and Transformed 
Our Storied Places in African-American History


Envisioning Columbian Heights
November 16   *   5:30 pm   *   at Mars Hill Baptist Church
1331 E. 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

New Winston Museum’s fall Salon Series, “Lost, Found, and Transformed: Our Storied Places in African-American History” concludes on November 16th, with “Envisioning Columbian Heights.” In three panel presentations and discussions, the series has explored stories of distinct African-American landscapes in Winston-Salem and the people who made them, and contribute to ongoing efforts to rediscover, preserve, and renew African-American places in our contemporary era of urban transformation.

This program will focus on overlapping histories of two master-planned developments: Columbian Heights and Winston-Salem State University.  Panelists will explore the complicated relationship between the neighborhood and the growing institution; how the residential area was both corroded by and lifted up by WSSU. Moderator Rosemary Millar, Assistant Professor, Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts, will lead the panel discussion. Panelists will include Mrs. Gloria Diggs Banks, sister of James Thackery Diggs, Jr., (the namesake of Diggs Gallery at WSSU); James Lewis, and Sandra Jenkins Armstrong, both longtime residents of the Columbian Heights and Columbian Heights Extension neighborhoods. 

Mars Hill Baptist Church, at 1331 E. 4th Street, will be the venue for this program. Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday November 16 to hear engaging speakers on the subject of the development of the Columbian Heights neighborhood and WSSU, and how they have been shaped into what they are today. The event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


I Was There: A Staged Reading of Veterans‘ Stories

Two Showings on Saturday, November 18
2:00 at Lewisville Branch Library Auditorium   and   7:00 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church

See details below.


Blue Moon Theatre Company in conjunction with Dr. Cyndi Briggs and the New Winston Museum proudly presents:
I Was There: A Staged Reading of Veterans’ Stories.”

November 18, 2017
Admission is free to the public.
2pm – Lewisville Branch Library Auditorium 
6490 Shallowford Road
Lewisville, NC 27023 

7pm – St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
2690 Fairlawn Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

First-person accounts from veterans from WWII to the Korean War to the Vietnam War. Performances will be followed by conversation with actors and veterans involved in the production.

Directed by Brook Davis. Generous sponsorship from Wake Forest University’s Interdisciplinary PLACe.

2018 Salon Series programs will kick off in February with programming on the history of Southern food and local food ways. Stay tuned for more information! 




. . . More events to be announced soon.

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