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September 2019

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

September 6 - December 29
Gregg Museum of Art and Design, 1903 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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NC State’s Gregg Museum and Duke’s Power Plant Gallery have joined forces to show Southbound—Photographs of and about the New South, a joint mega-exhibition that seeks to reveal the South through the lenses of fifty-five contemporary photographers. Chosen by Mark Sloan and Mark Long of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC, Southbound presents places and images they saw as indelibly and irrefutably “Southern.” The South has been transformed multiple times over through war, historical events, cultural shifts, economic upheavals, and the shattering of…

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Ackland’s New Acquisitions of Islamic Art

September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Ackland recently launched a major initiative to build its collection of art from the Islamic world. A small exhibition, presented in conjunction with “She Who Tells a Story,” will showcase seven recent purchases, including calligraphic manuscripts, textiles, metalwork and an architectural fragment all dating from the 8th century CE to the 17th century. There will be one rotation of the textiles and Qur’anic manuscripts on Friday, November 22, midway through the show.

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October 2019

Celluloids and Light Voids: Warren Hicks and Tama Hochbaum

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Raleigh Arts – Block Gallery and Block2 Video, 127 W. Hargett Street Suite 408
Raleigh, NC 27602 United States
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Artist Reception: December 6, 2019, 6 – 8 PM “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” — Alfred Stieglitz Photography has long been a rapidly evolving medium with the introduction of new technologies, making it ever easier to capture an image. Very few artists continue to produce images using tintypes, wet plate negatives or for that matter even rolled film. The introduction of the cell phone camera jettisoned these past image methods to…

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Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27699 United States
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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 Yampolsky.Mexico’s landscapes, history, and culture have inspired photographers since the advent of the medium. Álvarez Bravo started his career in Mexico City in the 1920s and became one of the leading modernist photographers and teachers. He…

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The Collector’s Eye: Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
ncma, 2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC United States
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(Graciela Iturbide, Angel Woman, Sonora Desert, Mexico, 1979 (printed later), gelatin-silver print, 9 ½ x 13 in., Bank of America Collection, © 2019 Graciela Iturbide) 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 Yampolsky.     Mexico’s landscapes, history, and culture have inspired photographers since the advent…

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December 2019

(en)compass: New works by Lori Vrba & Dawn Surratt

December 20
Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, 1116 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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It is our individual and collective memories of life experiences that shape who we are and define our path. Focusing on the notion of a guiding inner compass, this installation of imagery and objects speaks to the metaphors of memory and direction. Using the camera, assemblage, and bookmaking, Vrba and Surratt present a show of storytelling that is evocative, sensitive, and feminine. October 11 – December 20 Receptions: Thurs. Oct 17; 6–8pm & Sat. Nov. 16; 5–7pm Horse & Buggy Press and Friends https://www.horseandbuggypress.com/news-events-1 1116…

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