Wingate University celebrates Black History Month with art exhibit

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Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, NC – In celebration of Black History Month, Wingate University presents selections from the private art collection of Patrick and Judy Diamond. The exhibit is in Helms Gallery of the Batte Center now through Feb. 20. Artists included in the exhibit are Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett.

Exhibit hours run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A reception will be held on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to