Family Exhibits in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Includes traveling exhibits and other extended events. Special fees or admission policies apply to some exhibits and performances. Please call ahead to verify information.
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
through June 17
Pairs 34 master works by modern sculptor Alexander Calder with work by seven young artists. $10 adults, $5 ages 7-17, free for ages 6 and younger. Closed Mondays. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-4444. nasher.duke.edu.
Into the Mist
opens June 30
Outdoor exhibit at the Museum of Life and Science encourages visitors to get wet, stay cool and explore. Learn more about this exhibit in our article, Summer Fun: Triangle Offers New Attractions, Museum Exhibits.
Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina
through July 1
This exhibit highlights several AfricanAmerican families in North Carolina, many of whom have deep roots in North Carolina that span generations. View 19th-century letters written Dr. Manassa Pope in Raleigh, Grigsby Family Reunion programs, items relating to civil rights activist Floyd McKissick and his family, and archival photographs, letters and news clippings of other African-American families from across the state. Free. Wilson Special Collections Library, fourth floor, UNC-CH campus, Chapel Hill. 919-962-3765. library.unc.edu.
Looking Closely, Sixteen Slices of Love, The Salvage Series and Transluclandia
through July 15
Four exhibits feature abstract quilts inspired by nature, photographs of people in urban settings, paintings inspired by metal salvage areas and dump yards and abstract mixed media wall hangings. Free. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. durhamarts.org/exhibits.html.
At the Speed of a Girl -Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
through July 29
This exhibit features the history of the Girl Scouts of America organization, founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa
through July 29
This exhibit features more than 60 works by internationally celebrated artist El Anatsui, including driftwood pieces created in Denmark, metal sculptures constructed from thousands of Nigerian bottle tops, chainsaw-carved woodwork and more. Many works have never been seen outside of Africa. $5 ages 7-12, $10 adults. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
The [R]evolution of Media
through summer 2012
This exhibit explores the history of newspaper, radio and television in Raleigh. Free. Raleigh City Museum, Historic Briggs Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775. raleighcitymuseum.org.
Al Norte al Norte:Latino Life in North Carolina
through April 28, 2013
This bilingual exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History features 51 compelling images with English and Spanish descriptions by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Jose Galvez. Learn more about this exhibit in our article, Summer Fun: Triangle Offers New Attractions, Museum Exhibits.