NCSU chancellor's house to become museum

Posted November 30, 2010 2:47 p.m. EST

— The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees has approved plans to renovate the chancellor's residence to become the new home of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

The Gregg, which displays some of its collection of textiles, folk art, photography and furniture in the Talley Student Center on N.C. State's campus, has never had its own building since it was founded more than 30 years ago.

N.C. State is building a $3 million house for the chancellor on Centennial Campus because, officials have said, the 82-year-old residence on Pullen Road across from the Bell Tower is too small to host fundraising events and important visitors to campus. The new residence is expected to be finished late next year.