June Family Exhibits, Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Long-running events for June 2011
Includes traveling exhibits, ongoing performances and other extended events. Special fees or admission policies apply to some exhibits and performances. Please call ahead to verify information.
The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory:
Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit
Portrays North Carolinians of the Civil War, including soldiers, African Americans and women. Also includes images of historical figures, artifacts and documents. Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. 919-934-8146. www.nccivilwar150.com.
Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker
Showcases 70 pieces of furniture crafted by Thomas Day, a free man of color who owned and operated one of North Carolina's largest cabinet shops prior to the Civil War. Visitors can tour a re-created workshop with hand tools from an early 19th-century cabinet shop, turn the shop's great wheel lathe, press a treadle to run a jigsaw, explore Day's use of steam power, and operate a steam engine model. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
American Dance Festival
The 34th season of the festival in Durham, titled "Something New, Something Treasured," explores the works that honor the festival's mission of encouraging new and innovative modern works by both emerging and seasoned choreographers while preserving the vital modern dance heritage through the continued presentation of timeless dance classics. $. 919-668-2233. Reynolds Industries Theater and Durham Performing Arts Center. www.americandancefestival.org.
Super Cool Liquid Nitrogen
Make ice cream in less than 30 seconds and see what happens to different objects when they get super-cool. Taste ice cream after the show. $. 12:30pm, 1:30pm. N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. 919-220-5429. www.lifeandscience.org.
Through June 12
From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded Age South
Traveling exhibit tells the story of a predominantly African-American labor corps - barely a generation removed from slavery - that worked primarily in white households as cooks, maids, laundresses, butlers and chauffeurs. Features nearly 70 photographs and illustrations, interpretive text and numerous period quotations. Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh. 919-250-1013. www.wakegov.com/parks/
Though June 17uly 17
Features quilt entries in the 9th annual Professional Art Quilt Alliance (PAQA)-South International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition. Durham Arts Council, Allenton and Semans Galleries, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. www.durhamarts.org.
Through March 25, 2012
The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918
Documents the hazardous working conditions of children in the state's textile mills. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.