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Durham -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 - Fri., Dec. 20, 2019 )

Horse & Buggy Press: (en)compass. Photo-based Story telling by Dawn Surratt and Lori Vrba.

(en)compass (assemblages, books, prints). Photo-based Storytelling. New work by Dawn Surratt and Lori Vrba. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, Oct. 17;  6–8 pm, with a very short performance piece at 7:00. 2nd RECEPTION Saturday, Nov 16; 5–7pm (a doubleheader event with Craven Allen Gallery). Focusing on... Read More
Gallery Hours: Monday–Fridays   10–3ish Saturdays  11–2ish

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends. -- (919) 949–4847   , https://www.horseandbuggypress.com/
Free.

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Thu., Sep. 5, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South

Southbound presents fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and... Read More
Open from September 5 until December 29, 2019 Exhibition Opening Reception September 5 at 6pm Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Adams and Woodson Galleries Related event: Docent led tour of Southbound: Thursday, October 10 at 6pm NC State’s Gregg Museum and Duke’s Power Plant Gallery have joined... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Winston-Salem -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Sep. 6, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): peter campus: video ergo sum

peter campus:A pioneer of video art, peter campus creates engaging installations that provide unique interactive experiences, leading the viewer on a journey of self-discovery and awareness. From the early closed-circuit video installations, he began making in 1971 to the more recent work, campus' work deals with processes of... Read More
Artist Talk and Reception - Tuesday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm Join us for a reception and conversation with pioneering video artist peter campus and Valerie Hillings, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Hillings and campus will discuss his work, which is currently on view at SECCA, and the ongoing evolution of video as an... Read More

Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. , http://www.secca.org
Free

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 )

Gallery C: New Works by Laura Lacambra Shubert

Please join Charlene Newsom and esteemed artist, Laura Lacambra Shubert this Friday night, to celebrate the opening of Shubert’s sixth collection of paintings to debut at Gallery C. Florida-based Shubert is renowned throughout the South for her electrifying brushwork and broad swaths of color. Shubert has painted... Read More
Opening Reception with the Artist: First Friday, Nov 1st, 6-9pm On View Nov 1 - Dec 29, 2019

Gallery C (Raleigh). -- 919.828.3165 , http://www.galleryc.net
Free

Winston-Salem -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Sep. 6, 2019 - Sun., Dec. 29, 2019 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): peter campus: video ergo sum

peter campus: A pioneer of video art, peter campus creates engaging installations that provide unique interactive experiences, leading the viewer on a journey of self-discovery and awareness. From the early closed-circuit video installations, he began making in 1971 to the more recent work, campus' work deals with processes... Read More
Artist Talk and Reception at SECCA - Tuesday, October 15 @ 6:00 pm Join us for a reception and conversation with pioneering video artist peter campus and Valerie Hillings, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Hillings and campus will discuss his work, which is currently on view at SECCA, and the ongoing evolution of... Read More

Reynolda House Museum of American Art. , http://www.secca.org
Free

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Tue., Dec. 3, 2019 - Tue., Dec. 31, 2019 )

Gallery C: Verdant Tranquility: Botanical Colored Pencil Works by Jaimon Caceres

“My new series showcases the beauty of botanicals. I am visually inspired by the rich colors and intricate textures of plants, but also by the peaceful energy they radiate. These new works capture both of these facets of plants, giving viewers verdant tranquility.” - Jaimon Caceres Opening Reception: Friday, Dec... Read More
Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sundays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Mondays: Closed

Gallery C (Raleigh). -- 919.828.3165 , http://www.galleryc.net
$

Chapel Hill -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Tue., Nov. 5, 2019 - Fri., Jan. 3, 2020 )

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Art and Art History: At Home With Our Histories

Performed by Kelly Popoff, UNC MFA 2001

Artist Statement: For the past few years, I have been looking at images of Americana: doll collections, gun collections, antique furniture, yearbooks, toys, etc. Perhaps as an instinctive response to try to make sense of our current culture by looking back. My creative life has been most influenced by my childhood and the... Read More
Admission: Free. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Exhibition on display November 5 through December 10, 2019 now extended through January 3, 2020.

John and June Allcott Gallery. -- Elin O’Hara Slavick, eoslavic@gmail.com , http://www.art.unc.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Jul. 20, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 5, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): What in the World is a Grain Mummy?

 NCMA Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau curated What in the World Is a Grain Mummy? to present this humble bundle and its falcon-shaped coffin for the first time and to unravel the mysteries of the NCMA’s only Egyptian mummy. The exhibition focuses on how the scientific method was used to re-establish a... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
Free

Winston-Salem -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM ( Thu., Jul. 18, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 5, 2020 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): Furnished

From furniture-based sculpture to sculptures that function as furniture, Furnished presents more than 50 works by 15 contemporary artists from North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The diverse works in this juried exhibition explore themes of design, immersive environments, creative reuse, materiality and... Read More
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 6 - 8 pm. Several of the artists featured in Furnished will be at the opening to discuss their work. The reception is free and open to the public and will include hors d'oeuvres by Delicious by Shereen, and a cash bar (no bar charge for SECCA Members). 

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). , http://www.secca.org
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Oct. 4, 2019 - Fri., Jan. 10, 2020 )

Block Gallery, City of Raleigh Arts Commission: Cellulioids and Light Voids

Performed by Works by Warren Hicks and Tama Hochbaum

Artist Reception: December 6, 2019, 6pm-8pm.  

Miriam Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building.
Free

Durham -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Thu., Aug. 29, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 12, 2020 )

Nasher Museum of Art: Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now

Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now is the first exhibition to chart the development of contemporary Indigenous art in the United States and Canada. For generations, Native North American artists have exhibited work mostly outside of mainstream art institutions. Native Voices begins to remedy that... Read More
$7 Adults, $5 Seniors (65 and older), $4 Non-Duke students with student ID FREE ADMISSION FOR: Nasher Museum members; Children 17 and under; Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID; Duke alumni with alumni card or app; Active Duty Military and Veterans and up to five family members;... Read More

Nasher Museum of Art. -- 919-684-5135 , http://www.nasher.duke.edu
$7 - $4

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 19, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Performed by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Kahlo and Rivera’s works are varied in scope and inspiration: she is best-known for her self-portraits, while he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while... Read More
October 26–January 19, 2020 East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery Ticketed There will be a special opening preview party on October 24.

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- 919-839-6262 , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Thu., Jul. 18, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Fantastic Fauna: Chimeric Creatures by Beauvais Lyons

Professor Beauvais Lyons teaches at the University of Tennessee, and is also the self-appointed Director of the Hokes Archives, a quasi-historical organization that holds a collection of rare and unique artifacts and objects. Among its holdings are Director Lyons' meticulously crafted lithographs of creatures of "zoomorphic... Read More
OPENING Thursday JULY 18, 2019: 6pm in the Thomas E. Cabaniss Gallery at the Historical Residence with a special presentation by NC Opera.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 2, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Scott Avett: INVISIBLE

Scott Avett: INVISIBLE features psychologically charged and emotionally intense portraits focused on his family and himself—often intimate, vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortably truthful portrayals.  Until now Avett’s work with The Avett Brothers has taken center stage. The NCMA exhibition shines... Read More
The exhibition kicks off with a Friday, October 11, opening preview party in the galleries featuring cocktails, music, and an exclusive preview of the exhibition.

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- More information and tickets. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 22, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective

This exhibition highlights dozens of Morton's lesser or unknown photographs alongside some classics. Hugh Morton’s photographic legacy is preserved by the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  To create this exhibit photographic archivist... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico

This exhibition, loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program, features 45 photographs, spanning the 20th century, by six internationally renowned photographers who focused their cameras on Mexico: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Strand, and Mariana... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
Free

Raleigh -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 - Sun., Mar. 15, 2020 )

ARTS NC STATE, Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures

Aimed at raising awareness about genetic engineering, biotechnologies, and their consequences through the lens of art and design, this is an art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and shown at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in the physical and... Read More
On display at Gregg from October 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919.515.3503 , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Blowing Rock -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 21, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest

Sallie Ellington Middleton (1926-2009) spent her childhood in one of Asheville’s most remarkable homes located near the end of Chunn’s Cove Road. Designed by her uncle Douglas Ellington, who also designed the Asheville City Building, the house was listed in House Beautiful as one of “The Ten Most Interesting... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Frugal Framer, John Cram & Matt Chambers, Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson, salliemiddletonart.net, salliemiddleton.com, mansfieldplantation.com, Mikell Middleton... Read More

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 21, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Shared Spaces: Wildlife Wood Sculptures by Pete Lupo

Sculpting since 1983, Lenoir-based artist Pete Lupo brings an intimate knowledge of wildlife, their habitat and their interaction with mankind. Growing up around his grandparents' farms in rural southeastern North Carolina, he was rewarded with an awareness of the simple things of life. How a change in light can reveal color and... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 28, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Mentors & Heroes: Photographs by David Holt

David Holt is a four-time Grammy Award winner who has toured full-time as a folk musician and entertainer since 1981. He is among the most recognizable ambassadors of traditional Southern music and storytelling. Texas-born, Holt moved to the North Carolina mountains in 1968 after finishing college, and began to learn traditional... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 - Sat., Apr. 11, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sound Machines: Stringed Instruments by the Capozzoli Guitar Company

This exhibition is guest curated by Willard Watson III and features over twenty handcrafted guitars built here in the High Country alongside photographs of the maker, captured by Ashley Warren of Natural Craft Photography. The guitars range from acoustic, electric, and bass, and much of the wood used to make them is repurposed... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (New Address). -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Charlotte -- Sun., Dec. 15, 2019 ( Tue., Oct. 1, 2019 - Fri., Jul. 31, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Community College: "Frieze," by Tom Stanley

Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick    

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Harper Campus. -- For more information, pricing or to schedule a personal tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any of Central Piedmont’s campuses, please contact: Robin Glenn, (704) 330-6869 or robin.glenn@cpcc.edu , http://www.tix.cpcc.edu/