The University Galleries at North Carolina A&T State University are comprised of the H.C. Taylor Gallery and the Mattye Reed Gallery. The University’s art collections have been called the southeast’s largest repository on the history and culture of African American life in North Carolina. The permanent collection comprised of over 6,000 pieces includes works by noted African American artists Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Alma Thomas, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff and Varnette P. Honeywood.
The University Galleries are located in A&T’s historic Dudley Memorial Building. Built in 1930, the building originally housed the college's administrative offices, in addition to an auditorium and library on the main and top level, respectively. The 29,058 square foot museum features two floors in addition to a fully raised basement level. The neoclassical building, designed by noted North Carolina architect Charles C. Hartman, is named for the university's second president James B. Dudley.
The building also features a broad sweep of fifteen steps to the main entrance, smooth-face blocks defining a five-bay entrance, intricately carved lintels, full classical entablature, splayed arches with keystones over the eight-over-twelve sash windows, and a hexastyle portico with an incised frieze.