SECCA to Present Tours of Historic Hanes House July 26 & 27 from 1-2 p.m.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 19, 2018)—The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will be offering a free one-hour tour highlighting the history of the Hanes Estate, which was built in the 1930s and became the home of SECCA in 1972. The tours will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 26; and Friday July 27. They will depart from the historic Hanes House entrance.
Have you ever wondered how the SECCA lake came to be, or what might be hidden in the basement of the Hanes House? These one-hour tours will provide information about the little-known history of the Hanes House including why a contemporary art museum ended up in a historic home. There are many interesting tidbits to be learned including the fact that the gardens were designed by a female landscape architect, an unusual situation in the 1930s.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit ncdcr.gov.