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American Tobacco

American Tobacco

From 1874-1987, this National Historic Landmark was the headquarters of American Tobacco Company, the worlds largest cigarette manufacturer. In 2001, Capitol Broadcasting bought the one million-sq-ft complex and began one of the most ambitious, largest, and farthest-reaching historic preservation and renovation projects in the history of NC, transforming the campus into offices, restaurants, retail, meeting spaces, on-site parking garage, and residences-all encompassing a courtyard with an amphitheatre and a .25-mile long cascading waterway.

Directions:

I-85 North (arriving from Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South) and merge right.
    • Following “Downtown” signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-85 South (arriving from NY, DC, VA, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South)
    • Continue across Avondale Dr to Roxboro St/15-501 Business South, and turn left.
    • Following "Downtown" signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-40 East (arriving from Memphis, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, etc):

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    • I-40 East and I-85 North merge in Greensboro, NC.
    • When highways divide near Hillsborough, NC, take I-85 North into Durham.
    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South) and merge right.
    • Following "Downtown" signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-40 West (arriving from Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh, etc.):

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    • Take exit #279-B (Durham Fwy/Hwy 147 North).
    • Follow Durham Fwy for approximately 7 miles.
    • Take exit #12-B (Roxboro St).
    • Proceed straight across Roxboro St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, at Blackwell St.
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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