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Hayti Heritage Center

St. Joseph's Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center

Houses the St. Joseph's Historic Foundation's administrative offices, a community room with a complete kitchen, two classrooms/artists' studio, a dance studio, the two-level Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery, Rhythm & Blues Gallery, and the 450-seat St. Joseph's Performance Hall, the former St. Joseph's AME Church sanctuary (a National Register Site, circa 1891).

The Center provides space for rent to other community organizations and the general public for workshops, meetings, concerts, receptions, and other needs.


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

    • Take the Durham Downtown exit, turn right.
    • Following "Downtown" signs, proceed onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to the Durham Fwy. (Hwy. 147 South).
    • Turn left at Morehead Ave., which is the access road for Hwy. 147 South.
    • Get into far right lane, turn right onto Fayetteville St.
    • Hayti Heritage Center is 2 blocks ahead on the left.

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 2 miles, until Mangum St ends at a stop sign
    • Turn left onto Lakewood Ave, follow to 2nd traffic light
    • Hayti Heritage Center is on the right

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).
    • Follow Durham Fwy. for approximately 4-5 miles.
    • Take exit #12-A, Fayetteville St., turn left.
    • Hayti Heritage Center is 3 blocks ahead on the left.
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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