Nasher Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: This new structure encompasses 65,000 square-feet comprised of five pavilions that house three large gallery spaces, a 173-seat auditorium, museum shop, classrooms, administrative offices and a café. One of the three gallery spaces displays work from the museum’s permanent collection, organized in thematic exhibitions to complement coursework and reflect the scholarly interests of Duke faculty. The two other gallery pavilions host a rotating schedule of traveling exhibitions. Highlights of the museum’s permanent collection of 13,000 works of art include the Brummer Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art, the George Harley Memorial Collection of African Art, a classical collection, more than 3,000 works of art of the ancient Americas and “Something All Our Own” the Grant Hill Collection of African American Art. The latter exhibition includes collages, paintings, prints and mixed media works by artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, John Biggers, Malcolm Brown, Phoebe Beasley and John Coleman. As you might imagine, they are from the personal collection of Duke Alumnus and NBA All-Star Grant Hill.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10a-5p, Thu 10a-9p, Sun Noon-5p
ADMISSION: Under $10, Age 15 and under enter Free; Free to all on Thursday 5p-9p
ADDRESS: Duke University, Durham, NC MAP
Carolina Theatre of Durham
DESCRIPTION: In 1923, Durham High School opened at Duke Street, then the City of Durham renovated into a movie auditorium for decades. In 1927, Marian Anderson performed here before for an interracial audience — a rare event in the South. As a city-owned building, the theatre became a focal point of civil rights activists. It finally integrated in the summer of 1963. Over 1986-88, the theatre was fully renovated. Today, this beloved theatre is home to every touring performing artist that you can imagine in front of 1000 patrons. Performing artists have included Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as many popular film festivals.
ADDRESS: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC MAP
PARKING: Durham Civic Centre parking garage on Morgan Street across from the theatre
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
DESCRIPTION: Located among 14 wooded acres next to Symphony Lake, with capacity for 7,000 patrons on a spacious lawn or crescent deck. Over April-October, it offers an eclectic blend of concerts, festivals, North Carolina symphony summerfest series, theatre, movies and more.
BOX OFFICE: Tue-Fri Noon-6p, Saturday before shows
ADDRESS: 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC MAP