Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Museum Exhibits
Explore the intricacies of the human body in "OUR BODY: The Universe Within" exhibit at Triangle Town Center in Raleigh.
"Beyond Curie: A Celebration of Women in Science"
Through Dec. 31
This exhibit features 40 women scientists, mathematicians and engineers who have made incredible advances in their fields, but never earned the recognition they deserve. They include all 16 female winners of the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology, and many others. Free. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-707-9950. 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.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
"The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art"
Through Jan. 20, 2019
Georgia O’Keeffe pioneered revolutionary ways of visually interpreting the world through her paintings that depicted normous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. This exhibit brings together a significant group of O’Keeffe’s works as the centerpiece of an exploration of her continued force as a touchstone for contemporary art. Encounter paintings and sculpture by this founder of American modernism alongside works by emerging artists that evoke and expand upon O’Keeffe’s enchanting artistic language. Ticketed with "Candida Hofer in Mexico," which features large-format photographic “portraits” of 25 magnificent interiors of libraries, convents, theaters, churches, and museums throughout Mexico. $18/adult, $12 ages 7-18. Free for ages 6 and younger. North Carolina Museum of Art, East Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. ncartmuseum.org.
"The North Carolina Roots of Ernie Barnes"
Through March 3, 2019
View the unpublished, original paintings of Ernie Barnes, a professional artist who was born and raised in Durham. Barnes played professional football for five years, retiring at age 27 to pursue art. His unique style presents the figures in his paintings as colorful, elongated and seeming as though are in motion. He is known in pop culture for his art in the closing credits on the 1970's television series "Good Times," as well as the iconic dance scene that appeared on a Marvin Gaye album cover. His painting, "The Sugar Shack," was inspired by an actual dance at the Durham Armory. Artifacts from Barnes' life are also on display in the exhibit, which runs through March 3, 2019. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
image COURTESY of copyright ernie barnes family trust
"OUR BODY: The Universe Within"
Through March 31, 2019
This educational exhibit reveals the inner workings of the human body. It showcases anatomical displays, preserved bodies and reproductions of historical anatomical artwork. It also contains four touch specimens and is suitable for all ages; an adult must accompany children under the age of 12. Purchase tickets online, $15-$17, at ourbodyraleigh.com. Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh.
PHOTO COURTESY OF "OUR BODY: The Universe within"