Central Library

The Central Library has a large amount of Greensboro public art. Everything in this section is somewhere in the Central Library. Find some new books and enjoy exploring the art!

Vision Quest

Vision Quest is a large mural commissioned for the Children’s Room and painted by Shana Greger.  The mural depicts a young man setting out on a journey of discovery. Photos taken by Carolyn Deberry and Action Greensboro.

Variations on One Shape

Always in perpetual motion, this colorful mobile by Alexander Smoot is made of aluminum and brass. Photos taken by Carolyn Deberry and Action Greensboro.

NC Alphabet



Painted panels by Pamela George and Walter Brown representing North Carolina from A to Z. Photo taken  by Carolyn Deberry.

Doges Palace Venice


Doges Palace Venice is a painting by Bernard Buffet. Bernard Buffet (10 July 1928 – 4 October 1999) was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group “L’homme Témoin” (the Witness-Man). Photos taken by Carolyn Deberry and Action Greensboro.

NC Etchings


Louis Orr, a premier American etcher who was most renowned for his large, atmospheric etchings of Paris. GPL’s collection of the Orr etchings are one of only 91 complete sets known to exist. Photo taken by Carolyn Deberry.

Edward R. Murrow

A stylized bust of the broadcasting pioneer Edward R. Murrow, created by Ogden Deal, stands on the northeast grounds of the Greensboro Historical Museum. Murrow was a Greensboro native who attained global recognition as an investigative reporter and television newsman. The bust, which was originally located on private property, sits atop a granite pedestal and stands at chest-height with the onlooker. Photos taken by Lynn Donovan, Carolyn Deberry, and Action Greensboro

O. Henry as a Boy


Statue of O’Henry as a child by Ogden Deal. This statue, along with the other O’Henry statues nearby were given to the Community Foundation’s Public Art Endowment in 2014 to celebrate Greensboro’s literary native son. Photo taken by Lynn Donovan.

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