Don't-Miss Exhibits for Triangle Families
Ansel Adams' "Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California" photo appears in the "Ansel Adams: Masterworks" exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
@2015 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
“Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”
Through April 9
This Smithsonian traveling exhibition details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the U.S. from the 1700s to the present. “Beyond Bollywood” features Indian Americans’ migration experiences, working lives, political struggles, and cultural and religious contributions. Free; donations accepted. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Ste. 100, Raleigh. 919-996-2220. cityofraleighmuseum.org.
The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame's Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Display
Through April 16
The Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, presents a display in recognition of the athletic trainers who have been providing health care and safety for athletes since 1950. It provides information about athletic training and how to identify catastrophic sports injuries and health risks. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
“Ansel Adams: Masterworks”
Through May 7
This collection of 48 photographs reveals the importance Adams placed on the awe-inspiring power and beauty of the natural world. Included are many of his most iconic images of majestic American landscapes, such as El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate in San Francisco and Monument Valley in Arizona. Purchase tickets online, $18 adults and $12 ages 7-18. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org/exhibitions.
“Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams”
Through May 7
This temporary exhibit presents stories and photographs about the experiences of Latino immigrants, illuminating their reasons for coming to the U.S. and the obstacles they face once they arrive. In particular, the project focuses on farmworker families in the Carolinas: their dreams for the future, their traditions, their educational aspirations and their challenges as they try to pursue higher education. Free. Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh. wakegov.com/parks/oakview.
“Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote: Photographs by Spider Martin”
Through June 4
This photography exhibit focuses on the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, when more than 2,000 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to march for African-American voting rights and equality. Marches and rallies resulted in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was signed into law on August 6. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
“Discover Your Governors”
Through Aug. 6
This exhibit introduce students to the office of North Carolina’s top elected official, past and present. Kid-friendly graphics, interactive activities, artifacts and photographs help young people learn about the role of governor and explore more than 200 years of gubernatorial history. Exhibit information is also available in Spanish. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
“Wildlife in North Carolina” Photo Exhibit”
Through Dec. 31
See winning photographs from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual ”Wildlife in North Carolina” magazine photo competition, including honorable mention selections from two youth categories. Free. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9800. naturalsciences.org.