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Durham has been the location or subject for nearly two dozen major movies and scores of other television and advertising productions. Durham offers a variety of terrain, period and futuristic looks, urban and small town backgrounds, local crew and warehouse/office space, and local government that supports and encourages filming.


On Set in Durham, NC

On Set in Durham, NC

Watching movies that were shot in Durham (there have been quite a few) is always fun.  Not only are many of these films well-done and enjoyable... See more...


Durham works collectively with the Triangle Regional Film Commission to attract and service films.  If you are interested in filming a movie or commercial in Durham, or anywhere in the Research Triangle Region, contact the Triangle Regional Film Commission by calling (919) 682-2222 or emailing [email protected]


December 14 - April 27, 2014

"Another Look: Appropriation In Art" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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