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Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre

Part of the Durham Civic Center Complex and the Royall Center for the Arts, the Carolina Theatre includes a renovated, 1926 Beaux Arts Auditorium for performing arts and two adjacent art-film cinemas. Fletcher Hall seats more than one thousand people and many of the seats are original. The Carolina now features film festivals, live musical performances and is home to the Durham Symphony.


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

    • Take Exit #172 (Durham Freeway/Hwy 147 South/Downtown)
    • Follow Durham Frwy for approximately 5-6 miles
    • Take Exit #12 (Mangum St/Roxboro St Downtown)
    • Continue straight, crossing Mangum St, turn left onto Roxboro St
    • Follow Roxboro St to 4th traffic light
    • Bear left, getting onto the Downtown Loop (Morgan St)
    • Carolina Theatre is 4 blocks ahead on left, at intersection of Morgan & Morris St

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

    • Take exit #177-A (Durham Downtown)
    • At end of exit ramp follow signs for Hwy 15-501 Business South (Mangum St)
    • Follow for approximately 1-2 miles
    • Turn right onto Morgan St
    • Carolina Theatre is 2 blocks ahead on left, at intersection of Morgan & Morris St

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

    • I-40 East and I-85 North merge in Greensboro, NC
    • When highways divide near Hillsborough, NC, take I-85 North
    • Follow directions for I-85 North as listed above

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

    • Take exit #279-B, the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147 North)
    • Exit Durham Freeway at exit #12-B, Roxboro St, turn right
    • Follow Roxboro St to third traffic light
    • Bear left getting onto the Downtown Loop (Morgan St)
    • Follow Morgan St for four blocks
    • Carolina Theatre will be on the left at intersection of Morgan St and Morris St
March 6 - August 3, 2014

"Sound Vision: Contemporary Art from the Collection" 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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