May Update: Museum Exhibits in the Triangle
Exhibits for May through October 2013 across the Triangle.
Through May 21
Durham Public Schools' Student Art Show
Durham Public Schools' elementary and secondary school student body showcases nearly 400 works in oils, pastels, drawings and other mediums from art projects completed during the 2013-14 academic year. Works are displayed along Children's Alleyway to Sears. Free. Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com.
Through May 26
Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum
This exhibit provides a rare glimpse into the spiritual lives and religious customs of medieval Christians. Alabaster reliefs and freestanding figures, drawn from the finest such collection in the world, were displayed in chapels and churches as well as in private homes. Intricately crafted, these 60 works are some of the finest examples of religious sculpture produced in England from the late 14th through the early 16th century. Closed Mondays. Free. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919- 839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
Through June 16
Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
This historical seven-page document, one of the most significant in United States history, is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. President Abraham Lincoln issued and signed the document on Sept. 22, 1862, which ordered that in 100 days the federal government would free all slaves in the states still rebelling against the Union. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Through June 17
Well, Here We Aren't Again
For his first museum exhibition, Ryan Travis Christian spent three weeks on site creating a large-scale wall drawing, sculptures and a floor installation specifically for CAM Raleigh's Independent Weekly Gallery. Christian works primarily with graphite and ink. His images are constructed using abstract elements, comic utilities and old fashion cartoon iconography. Closed Tuesdays. $. CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-513-0946. camraleigh.org.
Through July 14
With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Journey
This exhibit features art quilts by Sauda Zahra. Free. Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2719. durhamarts.org.
Through July 31
Mrs. Burwell's Garden
This colorful exhibit showcases the importance of the kitchen, herb and flower gardens in 19th-century America and to Mrs. Burwell during her life in Hillsborough more than 180 years ago. Everyday fruits and vegetables, herbs for perfumes and herbal remedies, and colorful and fragrant flowers are included in the exhibit. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free. The Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. 919-732-7451. burwellschool.org.
Through Sept. 1
Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware
This exhibit celebrates the achievements of North Carolina's earthenware potters in the 18th and 19th centuries and showcases nearly 200 objects made by Piedmont potters. Among the most masterful items are slipware dishes created by Moravian potters at Salem and Bethabara (in present-day Forsyth County) and pots and jars crafted by potters of European and British descent. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Through Oct. 27
North Carolina and the Civil War: The Raging Storm, 1863
This exhibit focuses on a tumultuous year marked with intense battles and devastating loss of life. More than 10,000 Tar Heel soldiers were killed or wounded or died from disease in 1863. Artifacts on view include Civil War handguns, battle flags and uniforms, as well as surgical instruments used for amputations. The Raging Storm is part two of the museum's three-part exhibit series, North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865.
Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.