May 2014 Update: Museum Exhibits in the Triangle
Take your family to these Triangle-area exhibits that feature student art, the Watergate political scandal, outdoor sculpture and contemporary Mexican American and Latino prints.
MEXhibit: Mexican Artists in North Carolina
This exhibit features works from eight artists who reside and work in North Carolina, including Leticia Álvarez –Pintora, Cornelio Campos, José G. Vázquez, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, Socorro Hernández Hinek, Mariana Rodríguez –Pardy, and Verónica Grossi-Pintora. The artworks include sculpture and paintings that embody the relationship between tradition and the contemporary. $5 adults, $3 students. Free for ages 6 and younger. Closed Mondays. The City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-996-3022. raleighnc.gov.
Through June 20
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
This exhibit features 12 sculptures by nationally recognized artists. The exhibit is located on Academy Street in downtown Cary and features a downloadable audio tour online. Free. 919-531-2821. caryvisualart.org/programs/ose/2013.
Through July 27
North Carolina and Me: Student Art from the Newcomers School
This exhibit features art created by students during the yearlong program Art of Collaboration: Newcomers. Developed as part of a partnership between the NCMA and Doris Henderson Newcomers School (a Guilford County public elementary school that serves newly arrived immigrant and refugee students), this program encourages art and elementary teachers to work collaboratively to integrate NCMA works of art and art-making activities into science, math, and social studies instruction while students learn or improve their English-language skills. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
Through July 27
Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection
This exhibit features contemporary Mexican American and Latino prints and their place in the context of American art and the history of printmaking. On view are 61 bold, colorful prints ranging in date from 1984 to 2011. "Estampas de la raza" explores social, political, and economic issues, as well as issues of identity and race often faced by Latinos and Hispanics. $5. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org. (Pictured at right, Patssi Valdez, Nov. 2, 1998, screen print, 18 x 12 in., Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2010.63, © 2013 Patssi Valdez)
Through Aug. 3
Formed, Fired and Finished: Art Pottery from the James-Farmer Collection
This small exhibit in the museum’s lobby features more than 70 items by North Carolina potters. In the early 1900s, Tar Heel potters began transitioning to art pottery and used innovative colorful glazes and reinterpreted traditional shapes to transform their vessels into decorative items to sell. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Through Aug. 10
Watergate: Political Scandal & the Presidency
This exhibit tells of the political scandal of Watergate, which resulted in the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. Visitors follow the twists and turns of the scandal through photographs, video clips and significant artifacts, including a memo and a page from one version of the Nixon administration’s “enemies list,” as well as one of the subpoenas served to President Nixon’s lawyer on July 23, 1973, to obtain recordings of Nixon’s White House conversations. The exhibit also highlights North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin Jr. and many other Tar Heels who played important roles in investigating the scandal. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Through Aug. 31
Bull City Summer
This photography exhibition chronicles the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and features works by acclaimed photographers Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Alex Harris, Kate Joyce and many others. Free. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
Through Aug. 31
Cedars in the Pines
This exhibit commemorates the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their homes since the 1880s. The exhibit is divided into three separate sections: "Journeys" explores the many choices associated with immigration and includes the history of Lebanon, the reasons the emigrants left home and the hardships of their long journeys; "Belonging" focuses on the challenges and opportunities of Lebanese immigrants who moved to North Carolina and highlights those who have given back to their communities; "Being" explores what it means to be Lebanese in North Carolina, centering on home, religion and community. Visitors will see an elementary reader printed in Arabic; a Lebanese passport; items from Parker's Restaurant, a family-run business in Rocky Mount; an Arabic Bible that belonged to Side Mack, who immigrated at age 17, and other artifacts. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
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