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Duke University Chapel

Duke Chapel

Once cited by Aldous Huxley as “the most beautiful and successful experiment in neogothic form in the world,” Duke Chapel is one of the most popular features in North Carolina. The chapel, built in 1930, is English Gothic and represents one of the last great collegiate Gothic projects in the United States. It features the Flentrop Organ (5200 pipes), 50-bell carillon, 210-foot tower and stained-glass windows.

The interdenominational chapel serves the university community and holds Sunday morning worship at 11 am to which all are welcome. During the fall and spring semesters there are numerous recitals and concerts by the university organists and guest performers. The carillonneur gives a recital at 5 pm on weekdays and before and after the service of worship each Sunday. Handel's Messiah is performed in early December each year.

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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