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The Power Plant Gallery at American Tobacco Campus

  • 320 Blackwell St, Power Plant Bldg, Ste 100
  • American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 660-3622
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The Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, is an off-site extension of the arts at Duke, promoting visual arts engagement with students, faculty, and visitors from Durham and beyond. With 1,500 square feet of exhibition space, the gallery features a rotating program of work by Duke students, faculty, and visiting scholars, as well as locally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists working in a range of media, from photography and painting to video and installation. A new and exciting addition to the growing, vibrant Durham art scene, the Power Plant Gallery is a laboratory for the arts, providing ongoing opportunities for engagement with art practices that consider the essential role and transformative capacity of the arts in society.


The Power Plant Gallery is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, or by appointment.

  • Business Hours: 11am-6pm,Tu-Sa, or by appointment.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.60
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 13.7
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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 – What I Left and What I Brought

In this thoughtful self-portrait, artist Renzo Ortega creates a site-specific installation at the Power Plant Gallery reacting to the political conflicts that drove him from his native country of …

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Renzo Ortega: Artist Talk No Talk

A not-so-typical-artist talk with Renzo Ortega as he opens his exhibition What I Left and What I Brought at the Power Plant Gallery. In this performance-inspired event, Ortega, will explore h…

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Displacement Potluck

Bring a dish and join Renzo Ortega as he explores displacement and immigration through food. Attendees are asked to bring food related to their personal experience of displacement or immigration. F…

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