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North Carolina Museum of Art Receives Grant from Duke Energy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy that will fund student tours of and studio classes related to the Museum’s fall exhibitions The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination and Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind.

Tyrone Jefferson and A Sign of the Times

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Award-winning musician and bandleader Tyrone Jefferson has an impressive résumé. He served several stints as music director for entertainer James Brown between 1979 and 2006, and he has recorded with such artists as LL Cool J, Public Enemy and Pee Wee Ellis. 

Tar Heel Film Legend Earl Owensby at N.C. Museum of History

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In the 1970s, when most movies were made in Hollywood, Earl Owensby decided to build a studio — and create his own independent movies — in North Carolina. Earl Owensby Studios, in Shelby, opened in 1973 and proved that feature films could be produced east of California. In addition to directing and producing, Owensby played leading roles in several of his movies, such as “Death Driver” and “Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll.”

Tuscarora World and New Bern Portrayed in Map Exhibit

Monday, July 20, 2015

“The Tuscarora World and New Bern in Maps: 1590-1800,” a new free exhibit of approximately 15 rare maps, will open at the North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern Friday, July 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 16.

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Three Free Exhibitions Opening in September 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents three free exhibitions opening in September 2015: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim, featuring playful sculptures by two contemporary North Carolina artists; The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMA’s Photography Collection, highlighting photographs of children from the NCMA’s permanent collection; and a series of gravity-defying video installations by South African artist Robin Rhode.

"I DO! Weddings in the Albemarle" Opens at the Museum of the Albemarle June 27

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A stunning exhibition focusing on the bride and her dress will open Saturday, June 27, at the Museum of the Albemarle. "I DO! Weddings in the Albemarle, 1831-2015" also gives a nod to top hats, trousseaus, suits, vests and other wedding trimmings. The free exhibit runs until December 2017.

Tryon Palace Exhibit Showcases ‘North Carolina in the Great War’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Memories of North Carolina’s involvement in World War I will come to life with “North Carolina in the Great War,” a new exhibit opening at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center on June 20. This free exhibit will be open to the public through Sept. 13. 

"Needle Arts in New Bern" Opens at the North Carolina History Center

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Needle Arts in New Bern is an all-new exhibit in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery that showcases the art of needlework. The free exhibit will be on display through May 31 at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center, located in downtown New Bern, North Carolina.

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