Long-Running Events for May 2012
Includes traveling exhibits and other extended events. Special fees or admission policies apply to some exhibits and performances. Please call ahead to verify information.
Al Norte al Norte:
Latino Life in North Carolina
opens May 4
This bilingual exhibit features 51 compelling images with English and Spanish descriptions by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Jose Galvez, whose photographs reveal the diversity and strength of the state’s growing Latino community. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
20th Annual Parade of Playhomes
through May 6
The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties’ annual fundraiser for the prevention of child abuse features three play homes built by Saussy Burbank, Builders FirstSource and the Professional Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association. Free. American Tobacco Campus, downtown Durham. 919-493-8899.
Alexander Calder and
Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
through June 17
This exhibit pairs 34 master works by modern sculptor Alexander Calder with work by seven young artists. $. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-4444. nasher.duke.edu.
Southern Roots, Enduring Bonds: African American Families in North Carolina
through July 1
This exhibit highlights several African American families in North Carolina, many of whom have deep roots in North Carolina that span generations. View 19th-century letters written Dr. Manassa Pope in Raleigh, Grigsby Family Reunion programs, items relating to civil rights activist Floyd McKissick and his family, and archival photographs, letters and news clippings of other African-American families from across the state. Free. Wilson Special Collections Library, fourth floor, UNC-CH campus, Chapel Hill. 919-962-3765. library.unc.edu.
Looking Closely, Sixteen Slices of Love, The Salvage Series and Transluclandia
through July 15
Four exhibits feature abstract quilts
inspired by nature, photographs of people in urban settings, paintings inspired by metal salvage areas and dump yards and abstract mixed media wall hangings. Free. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. durhamarts.org/exhibits.html.
At the Speed of a Girl —
Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
through July 29
This exhibit features the history of the Girl Scouts of America organization, founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa
through July 29
This exhibit features more than 60 works by internationally celebrated artist El Anatsui, including driftwood pieces created in Denmark, metal sculptures constructed from thousands of Nigerian bottle tops, chainsaw-carved woodwork and more. Many works have never been seen outside of Africa. $. North Carolina
Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
The [R]evolution of Media
through summer 2012
This exhibit explores the history of newspaper, radio and television in Raleigh. Free.
Raleigh City Museum, Historic Briggs Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775. raleighcitymuseum.org.
Our State Dog: North Carolina’s Plott Hound
through Sept. 30
This traveling exhibit from Western Carolina University explores the history and evolution of the Plott hound, a legendary hunting dog and the only dog breed known to have originated in North Carolina. Free. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.