July 2012 Update: 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.
Looking Closely, Sixteen Slices of Love,
The Salvage Series and Transluclandia
Through July 15
Four artist 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.
Haiku in the Breeze
Through July 20
This exhibit features more than 30 hand-written haikus on strips of brown paper that will hang from trees and branches in the N.C. Botanical Garden. Visitors are encouraged to read them and add their own. Free. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522. ncbg.unc.edu.
At the Speed of a Girl -Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
Through July 29
This exhibit features the history of the Girls Scouts of America organization, founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
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. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 ages 7-12, free for ages 6 and under and can be purchased online. Closed Mondays. N.C. Museum of Art,
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare's Age
Through Aug. 26
The exhibition examines tensions between the natural and artificial world in the imagination during the age of Shakespeare, and features a selection of 16th- and 17th-century English and Continental books from the Rare Book Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Library. Free. Closed on university holidays. Wilson Library, 200 South Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-3765. lib.unc.edu/wilson.
Through Aug. 27
This exhibit features mixed-media quilt art and integrates prose or poetry with the art of quilting. Each quilt represents an artistic expression unique to the pair who created it. Free. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 919-460-4963. artquiltersouth.org.
The [R]evolution of Media
Through summer 2012
This exhibit explores the history of newspaper, radio and television in Raleigh. Free. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Raleigh City Museum, Historic Briggs Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775. raleighcitymuseum.org.
Our State Dog: North Carolina's Plott Hound
Through Sept. 30
This traveling exhibit from Western Carolina University explores the history and evolution of the Plott hound, a legendary hunting dog and the only dog breed known to have originated in North Carolina. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories
Through Nov. 25
This commemorative exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the history of the Miss North Carolina pageant and the 75 women who have served the state, with seven decades' worth of memorabilia displayed. Free. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina
Through April 28, 2013
This bilingual exhibit features 51 compelling images, with
English and Spanish descriptions, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Jose Galvez, whose photographs reveal the diversity and strength of the state's growing Latino community. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.