Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Museum Exhibits
See winning photographs from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual "Wildlife in North Carolina" magazine photo competition, including honorable mention selections from two youth categories, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.
"RACE: Are We So Different"
Through Oct. 22
This exhibit includes interactive components, artifacts, iconic objects, compelling and historical photographs, multimedia presentations, attractive graphic displays, and thought-provoking questions that offer visitors an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. Visitors can also explore genetics and biology in the human variation area, play the game of life, read blogs and take quizzes. All ages. Free admission, but tickets are required. Reserve tickets at naturalsciences.org. "RACE" runs through Oct. 22, 2017. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9800.
"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair"
Opens Oct. 28
The exhibit explores the 50-year history of the Ebony Fashion Fair (1958–2009), an unparalleled charity fashion show event that redefined the concepts of beauty, fashion, and empowerment for African-American women. It features 40 stunning ensembles by designers such as Stephen Burrows, Pierre Cardin, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Patrick Kelly, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Bob Mackie, Alexander McQueen and others, and also includes archival photographs and memorabilia from Ebony magazine and Ebony Fashion Fair. The exhibit runs through Jan. 21, 2018. Free. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. ncartmuseum.org.
"Wildlife in North Carolina" Photo Exhibit
Through Dec. 31
See winning photographs from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual "Wildlife in North Carolina" magazine photo competition, including honorable mention selections from two youth categories. The images include a stunning close-up of a partially submerged alligator in a Brunswick County, N.C., and a spider spinning a web in Durham County. Winning youth photographers captured images of an eastern hognose snake, as well as a silver-spotted skipper on a plant. Free. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9800. naturalsciences.org.
"North Carolina and World War I"
Through Jan. 6, 2019
This exhibit, covering more than 6,500 square feet of gallery space, showcases North Carolina during World War I. See a reproduction field hospital, floor-to-ceiling murals, historic film footage, interactive video and more than 500 artifacts. Visitors can wind their way through a life-size trench system—complete with eight-foot-high, mud-plastered walls; hundreds of sandbags; and the lights and sounds of battle. The stories of numerous Tar Heel soldiers are distributed throughout the exhibit and include a special showcase of the African American 92nd Division. Discover these North Carolina connections to the Great War, and see firsthand how battle affected the state abroad and at home. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
"American Red Cross: Healing the Warrior’s Heart through Art"
Through Jan. 7
This powerful exhibit features more than 20 paintings and three sculptures created by U.S. Marines who were wounded while serving. The Marines completed the artwork under the guidance of world-renowned artist Craig Bone as part of an art therapy program for Wounded Warrior Battalion–East, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
"Louis C. Tiffany: Art and Innovation from the Wester Collection"
Through March 4
This lobby-case exhibit features two of the artist's famous stained-glass windows, a small number of blown-glass vases and several lamps. Tiffany became one of the best-known American proponents of the Art Nouveau movement, and the objects in this exhibit case depict the curved and flowing lines and the jewel-bright colors connected with this style. Free. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
"The Shape of Fashion"
Through May 6
This exhibit showcases 10 different fashionable silhouettes, including six represented by artifacts, that show changing trends of dress from the 1800s to the 1900s. The clothing chosen for this exhibit comes from the museum’s extensive collection of textiles and features ball gowns, afternoon dresses and a few examples of men’s and children’s clothing. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.