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A visit to Durham puts a wealth of culture at your fingertips, whether you're looking for avant garde visual art, high energy theater and dance, compelling history, or fascinating museums. Explore Durham Culture to find upcoming events and learn about the arts and culture you can find here.

 

 

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Special Events

"Miracle on the Hudson" 10th Anniversary Celebration

Join the American Red Cross for an evening of inspiration. Hear the gripping story told by co-pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 Jeff Skiles; Dave Sanderson, the last passenger off the aircraft; and R…


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Bamboo Wind

Bamboo Wind is a collaborative performance installation at The Fruit, Durham’s newest art space and creative warehouse complex. Bamboo Wind is many things. It is an evening length dance …


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Film Screening - "Burning"

Lee Chang-dong, 2018, 148 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English subtitles & English. Based on Haruki Murakami's short story "Barn Burning," the sixth feature from Korean auteur Lee …


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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana at Motorco

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana returns to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate …


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Highlights Tour

Join Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a gallery talk within Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont.


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Movie Loft presents "Party Girl"

Movie Loft checks out 2019 at Shadowbox Studio with a screening of 'Party Girl'! It is 1995 and the wondrous Parker Posey is Mary, a highly fashionable Manhattan party-thrower that is bailed out of a…


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Saxophone & Guitar Masterclass with Duo Montagnard

Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone & Matthew Slotkin, guitar) was formed in 2002 and has performed over 300 concerts in 49 states, eight Canadian provinces, and twenty countries on six …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Allan Gurganus: A Writer's Sketchbooks

The gallery may have abbreviated or irregular hours during winter break. Please call 919-660-3622 to make sure they are open before making a trip to see the exhibit. Or visit Facebook page: …


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Art Exhibit - "Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont"

Photography is arguably the region's most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both …


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Art Exhibit - "Louis Austin and the Carolina Times"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

This exhibit explores the life of newspaper publisher Louis Austin and how he used the Carolina Times as a catalyst in the African American effort for freedom- fighting for racial justice and black …


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Art Exhibit - “No Citation Needed”

  • National Humanities Center
  • (919) 549-0661

An exploration of systems of learning and the transfer of knowledge inside and outside of traditional education settings, juxtaposing formal K-12 and college education with lessons passed down …


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Art Exhibit - Durham's Finest

An exhibition of student artwork from Durham Public Schools. This district K-12 art exhibit highlights four pieces of art from each school, plus additional three-dimensional art is …


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Art Exhibit - French Connections

View watercolor impressions of France’s cityscapes, seashores, and countrysides in Barbara Rohde’s “French Connections,” on display in the DAC Semans Gallery. Inspired by the …


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Art Exhibit - Glimpse

Mixed media work by Allison Tierney, on view in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery. An artist reception will be held Friday, January 18, 2019, 6pm, in conjunction with Third Friday Durham


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Art Exhibit - Journey

Paintings by Tom Willis, on view in the Durham Convention Center Pre-function Corridor.


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Art Exhibit - MEGAGRAPHIC

DAC's Allenton Gallery features “MEGAGRAPHIC,” a screen print installation produced by artists associated with Supergraphic Print Lab. This installation brings together hand drawn or …


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Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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Art Exhibit – "Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective"

The slow-moving figures in Bill Viola's Surrender express the visual signs of grief: their faces contort in grimaces of pain and sorrow, breaking into tears before gradually lowering their faces to …


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Art Exhibit – Beverly McIver: Eyes Wide Shut

As a winner of the Rome Prize, nationally known painter Beverly McIver was able to leave her hectic schedule of teaching at Duke University and the burden of caregiving for her family to spend a …


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Art Exhibit – Hanging at MoMa

  • DAG Gallery at Golden Belt

Work by DAG member Hermes Illana. "Hanging at MoMA pushes photography to new boundaries; it explores a 3-D format to depict museumgoers interacting with the art at New York's MoMA and becoming …


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Art Exhibits – "Lost in the Liminal See" and "Sutured Compositions"

Third Friday Durham Receptions: January 18 and February 15 from 6-8pm. Ian Griffin: ianthegriffin.com Scott Eagle: scotteagle.com


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JB Jazz Club

  • JB Duke Hotel
  • (919) 660-6400

Visit the JB Duke Hotel each Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm for jazz in the Lobby Lounge featuring members of the John Brown Band of Musicians.


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JB Jazz Club at the JB Duke Hotel

Every Thursday, from 4:30-6:30pm, the JB Duke Hotel will host its jazz series, “JB Jazz Club.” The series will feature John Brown, director of Duke’s Jazz Program, and other m…


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Latin Vibe

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

CoboBrothers Presents Latin Vibe at Beyu on Thursday Nights! This promises to be a great partnership, come down and join the party. Admission ($8) collected for entrance to the main dance …


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Paintings and Quilts by Kimberley Pierce Cartwright


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