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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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ADF Pop-up Performances

For the past 42 years ADF has made Durham its home and an international hub for the modern dance world to flourish. In conjunction with our annual performance season, ADF seeks opportunities for …


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Insert Your Grandma's Name Here

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

Interactive and evolving installation by Monét Noelle Marshall. In the Ursa Minor Gallery. From the curator: This is a celebration of your grandma and, by extension, of you. …


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Literary Cabaret Show – "Seriously Entertaining"

"Seriously Entertaining" will feature award-winning poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Pen/Faulkner finalist Ivelisse Rodriguez, and novelist and author of Big Fish, Daniel Wallace, as they tell …


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Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonon/Culture Mill

In "They Are All" North Carolina choreographers Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan interweave the combined expertise of professional dancers, neuroscientists, people with …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhbit - "Aqua: The Healing Power of Water"

Works by Kirah Van Sickle, Anne Cunningham, Liz Hosler, Joan McLoughlin, Katherine Wolf Webb, and Peggy Vineyard,


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Art Exhibit - "Pop América, 1965-1975"

Despite the wide appeal of Pop art’s engaging imagery, the broader public remains unaware of the participation and significant contribution of Latin American and Latino/a artists …


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Art Exhibit - "Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum"

Self-taught photographer Hugh Mangum was born in 1877 in the newly incorporated, tobacco- fueled boomtown of Durham, NC. As an itinerant portraitist working primarily in North Carolina and V…


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Art Exhibit - “Beyond Despair”

When faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, a common human response is to fall into a resigned paralysis. We look for someone smarter, richer, or braver who will solve our problems and save …


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Art Exhibit - Layers

“Layers,” in the Durham Arts Council's Allenton Gallery, is a collection of monoprints by Ely Urbanski. Ely uses clothes as matrices of her prints. Clothes can become carriers of s…


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Art Exhibit - Our House, Durham Arts Council Student/Instructor Exhibit

In the Durham Arts Council Semans Gallery, the DAC School is in the spotlight with “Our House,” an annual exhibition of student and instructor visual artwork. This celebration of DAC …


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Art Exhibit - Vine Paintings

Acrylic paintings by Jim Kellough, on view in the Durham Convention Center Pre-Function Corridor. Artist reception May 17, 6pm - reception held in the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham NC


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Art Exhibit - We the Animals

Works by Kathryn Demarco Collage, Bryant Holsenbeck Sculpture.


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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 – “Look Through This: New Work by Rachel Goodwin”

  • Horse & Buggy Press
  • (919) 949-4847

A small exhibition of the most recent work by Durham-based painter and sculptor, Rachel Goodwin. This collection of new work employs a variety of media to explore the accumulation and regeneration o…


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Art Exhibit – Our Bull City: Exhibits from the Community

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

Community curators will mount a series of three- to six-week-long pop-up exhibits. This exhibit series, which was made possible by the City of Durham, NC Government, the Mary Duke Biddle …


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Art Exhibit – The Schools We All Deserve: The Struggle for Educational Equity in Durham

  • W. G. Pearson Center

A public exhibition, which shows how each generation of Durhamites responded to racial and economic educational inequality. Many fought and organized and made huge sacrifices to further education …


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Art on Exhibit - Ancestry of Necessity

  • American Tobacco - Reed Art Gallery

This exhibition includes contemporary artworks by local, female artists whose materials can be traced to Durham's historical relationship with textile and craft. Artworks presented in Ancestry of …


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Artist in Residence – Vonnie Quest

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622

While in residence, Vonnie plans to continue work on his project "Mae in the Midst of a Summer," which recounts the unsolved murder of his maternal grandmother, Mae Ethel Turner, killed in …


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Contact Improvisation Dance

Each Tuesday will operate on the same timeline, and each will have a special flavor: Space Opens 7 - Beginners Orientation and Open Space - Toni Craige will lead an informal mini-class/ …


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Intersections: Finding Common Ground

Join the Pleiades visual artists as they present works inspired by the worlds of music, performance, poetry, and spoken word. Also, join artist Darius Quarles for his solo exhibit Artsenal …


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New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists

Meet the rising generation of Piedmont-area artists and entrepreneurs in this collection of documentary portraits resulting from a collaboration between the North Carolina Arts Council, Duke Arts, …


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Solo Exhibit: Darius Quarles – ARTsenal.

Join Darius as he shares his cache of paintings derived from various emotions, vivid dreams, reality and the connections they all share. Also on view is Intersections: Finding Common Ground. …


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Turning the Page: Durham’s Reading History

This exhibit of historic photos shows local citizens using library services.


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Writer's Brew

  • Barley Labs

Join Veronica, the fearless leader of Writer's Brew, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month for a writing workshop. What to expect: Veronica will present a writing prompt each session. You'll have …


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