A grid featuring artworks from the Municipal Art Collection by artists Jasmine Best, Alia El-Bermani, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Clarence Heyward, Janet Link, Beverly McIver, Carmen Neely, Alberto Ortega, Lakeshia T Reid, Robyn Scott, Saba Taj, William Paul Thomas, Telvin Wallace, Stephanie Woods, and Antoine Williams.

'A Collection of Changes': Art from Diverse Artists on Display until Oct. 22

View Online and at the Block Gallery

A Collection of Changes is an exhibition that focuses on works from the Municipal Art Collection by artists that reflect our city and the surrounding areas' diverse communities. 

Over the past few years, Raleigh Arts and the City of Raleigh Arts Commission have recognized the importance of selecting artists and artworks that align with the City’s vision for racial equity and inclusion.

By supporting artists of color and those that identify as having a disability, a primary goal for the Municipal Art Collection is for viewers to find representation and shared experiences within the collection and exhibitions. 

Featured Artists

Jasmine Best, Alia El-Bermani, Barbara Campbell Thomas,  Clarence Heyward, Janet Link,  Beverly McIver, Carmen Neely, Alberto Ortega, Lakeshia T. Reid, Robyn Scott, Saba Taj, William Paul Thomas, Telvin Wallace, Stephanie J. Woods, and Antoine Williams

Learn more about the artists 

Panel Discussion

Please join us on October 11 at 7 p.m. for a virtual discussion examining the importance of diversity and inclusion in collections and exhibitions. We will consider how to ensure achieving measures of equity is beneficial to the artists while enriching the institutions.

Learn more and join the meeting virtually

How to See the Exhibition

  1. View the online gallery.
  2. Visit the Block Gallery Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Visitors are required to wear a mask, complete a wellness check, and practice social distancing. Learn more

About Block Gallery

Connecting local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach, the Block Gallery was dedicated in 2006 to honor Miriam Preston Block, a former Raleigh City Council member and community leader. Greeting all visitors to the Upchurch Government Complex, the gallery’s marble walls and elegant staircase provide an ideal setting for showcasing original artworks. Exhibits change every eight to 12 weeks.

About Raleigh Arts

Raleigh Arts, a part of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, fosters and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

Associated Event




Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Raleigh Arts

Block Gallery