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Chapel Hill -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 - Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 )
The exhibition I Be Person I No Be Number hopes to investigate how civil liberty groups and human rights movements have become potent platforms in the hands of ordinary citizens and their impact on dictatorial rule. Its aim is to highlight the friction between the two opposing forces – the people's yearning... Read More
The exhibition is a partnership between The Nlele Institute and the Department of Art & Art History. This show will run in conjunction with the For Freedoms | 50 States Initiative. Closing Reception: October 25, 5-7 pm
Winston-Salem -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sun., Sep. 16, 2018 - Tue., Oct. 30, 2018 )
The 2018 Juried Member Showcase is sponsored by The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County and features 18 pieces of artwork by juried members of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (AAWS). Juried members make up the creative backbone of AAWS. Each juried member has displayed his or her artwork in national and... Read More
Thursday, August 16 - Monday, October 30 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 16 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Blowing Rock -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 - Sat., Nov. 3, 2018 )
Extending from the installation of Sayre’s work, “Coming Home to Cotton” is a remarkable exploration of one family, broadly defined by blood kin and chosen family, as it has struggled to keep alive a century-old cotton farm in the Four Hole Swamp Region of South Carolina. Medford’s intimate... Read More
Winston-Salem -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Thu., Jun. 7, 2018 - Sun., Nov. 4, 2018 )
Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain is one of the first exhibitions in our region that examine contemporary Cuban artists, both inside the island and the diaspora. Featuring the work of 19 different artists this multi-generational survey showcases well-known and emerging painters, sculptors, photographers,... Read More
Blowing Rock -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Aug. 11, 2018 - Sat., Nov. 10, 2018 )
Thomas Sayre (b. 1950) is an American sculptor and painter based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has always made work that dances between human intention and the resistance of materials. His process of making allows the life of the work to spring from the world’s serendipitous offerings when the human hand... Read More
Blowing Rock -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Aug. 25, 2018 - Sat., Nov. 17, 2018 )
Visitors can explore an extended story of American painter Elliott Daingerfield through the amazing paintings of several of his accomplished students. Founded in 1848, the Philadelphia School of Design began as an art school aimed to educate respectable women who needed to support themselves financially. Initially,... Read More
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 - Sun., Nov. 25, 2018 )
Photographer Timothy Duffy’s wet plate collodion prints bring attention to the traditional musicians of the South. When Duffy began recording the music of folk and blues musicians for the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill, he discovered many of them living in poverty, despite their significant contributions... Read More
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Thu., May. 17, 2018 - Sun., Nov. 25, 2018 )
Photographer Timothy Duffy’s wet plate collodion prints bring attention to the traditional musicians of the South. When Duffy began recording the music of folk and blues musicians for the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill, he discovered many of them living in poverty, despite their significant... Read More
May 17 — Opening Reception, 6:00pm - 8:00pm with a special performance by Glorifying Vines
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 - Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 )
Founded by painter Ray Kass in 1983, the Mountain Lake Workshop (held in Giles County in southwest Virginia) nurtured interdisciplinary projects that engaged wide-ranging aspects of contemporary art, Appalachian culture, and social and technological research. It attracted major twentieth century artists like John Cage, Merce... Read More
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM ( Thu., Aug. 23, 2018 - Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 )
Painting with fire, dancing in ink, or exploiting decomposition, artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, poet/ceramicist M.C. Richards, photographer Sally Mann came to Virginia’s Mountain Lake for a series of art experiments involving scientists, scholars, and local folks. Other participants... Read More
Opens 6pm August 23 – through December 30, Adams and Woodson Galleries
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 - Sun., Jan. 6, 2019 )
For decades photographer Candida Höfer (German, born 1944) has made “portraits” of iconic buildings around the world, including the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, La Scala in Milan, Villa Borghese in Rome, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
In 2015 Höfer turned her camera,... Read More
October 6, 2018–January 6, 2019 East Building, Photography Galleries 1 and 2, Joyce W. Pope Gallery
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 - Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 )
Georgia O’Keeffe pioneered revolutionary ways of visually interpreting the world, leaving a lasting legacy for artists working today. This innovative exhibition brings together a significant group of O’Keeffe’s works as the centerpiece of an exploration of her continued force as a touchstone for contemporary... Read More
October 13, 2018–January 20, 2019 East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery Ticketed
Asheville -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Sep. 28, 2018 - Thu., Jan. 31, 2019 )
One of the most widely regarded American artists of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is known for his paintings, drawings, and prints that hover between abstraction and socially inspired narrative realism, chronicling African-American history and experience during his lifetime. Between Form and Content will be the... Read More
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM ( Thu., Oct. 11, 2018 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )
The largest artwork by the late Durham jazz musician/artist Vernon Pratt (1940-2000) is a composite painting in 256 panels, covering an area 18' high by about 110' long, revealing all the possible permutations of a square divided by three vertical and three horizontal lines. This is the first time this work has been exhibited.
Opening reception, Thursday, October 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Raleigh -- Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Mon., Jul. 22, 2019 )
You Are Here includes large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, room-size environments, and site-specific projects. The artists—Bill Viola, Janet Cardiff, Durham-based Heather Gordon, Anila Agha, and many more—employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the... Read More