August 2012 Update: Family Exhibits in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

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Long-Running Events for August 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.

Long Play
Opens July 31
Artist Nuno Gomes’ exhibit reconfigures the LP or long-playing microgroove record. Gomes has cut apart old LP covers and fitted the pieces together to create art that is playful, funky and fun. Free. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. durhamarts.org/exhibits.html.

Express the Love of Books
Opens Aug. 3
Kids share personalized art that illustrates a love of reading. All skill levels and media, such as drawings, photos, figures and photos, are welcome. This month-long exhibit celebrates the library’s new children’s collection. Free. Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-856-6690. wakegov.com/libraries.

Artspace Summer Arts Program Youth Exhibition
Aug. 14-18
See artwork created by students ages 5-16 participating in summer programs at Artspace. Mediums include pottery, collages, abstract art, self-portraits and more. Free. 10am-6pm. Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. 919-821-2787. artspacenc.org.

Carolina Classics at the Capital Car Show
Aug 17-19
Indoor and outdoor exhibit showcasing hundreds of classic cars and trucks, parts vendors, live oldies music, car judging and awards, and much more. Raleigh Convention Center and along the streets of downtown Raleigh. $10. Aug. 17, 4-10 p.m. (admission is $5); Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. classicsatthecapital.com.

Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age
Through Aug. 26
The exhibition examines tensions between the natural and artificial world in the imagination during the age of Shakespeare, and features a selection of 16th- and 17th-century English and Continental books from the Rare Book Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library. Free. Closed on university holidays. Wilson Library, 200 South Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-3765. www.lib.unc.edu/rbc.

Narrative Threads
Through Aug. 27
This exhibit features mixed-media quilt art and integrates prose or poetry with the art of quilting. Each quilt represents an artistic expression unique to the pair who created it. Free. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. artquiltersouth.org.

The [R]evolution of Media
Through Summer 2012
This exhibit explores the history of newspaper, radio and television in Raleigh. Free. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 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.

Miss North Carolina: Celebrating 75 Years of Memories
Through Nov. 25, 2012
This commemorative exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the history of the Miss North Carolina pageant and the 75 women who have served the state, and features seven decades’ worth of memorabilia. Free. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina
Through April 28, 2013
This bilingual exhibit features 51 compelling images, with English and Spanish descriptions, by 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.

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