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Historic Durham Athletic Park

Historic Durham Athletic Park

Former home (1926-94) of the world-famous Durham Bulls and film location for the movie “Bull Durham,” starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins. Historic Durham Athletic Park was built in 1926 as El Toro Stadium, with Downtown Durham's skyline as a backdrop. The hallmark of the facility is the round tower with conical roof, which serves as a ticket office.

While the Durham Bulls now play their home games a mile south in Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Historic Durham Athletic Park is still alive, hosting numerous festivals, special events, and amateur baseball games each year.


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

    • Take exit #172 (NC Hwy 147 South, Downtown Durham)
    • Take exit #13 (Chapel Hill St)
    • At the end of the ramp, turn left onto West Chapel Hill St and continue to the second block at Duke St
    • Turn left on Duke St
    • Turn right on West Corporation St
    • The Historic Durham Athletic Park will be 1/4-mile straight ahead on the left

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

    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Downtown)
    • Cross over Avondale Ave to North Roxboro St/15-501 Business South, then turn left heading into Downtown Durham
    • North Roxboro St/15-501 Business South merge into East Markham St
    • Travel on East Markham St for 1 block and merge right onto North Mangum St/15-501 Business South
    • Turn right onto West Corporation St
    • The Historic Durham Athletic Park will be 1/4 mile on the left

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 (Durham Fwy/Hwy 147 North)
    • Follow Durham Fwy for approximately 7 miles
    • Take exit #12-C (Duke St)
    • Traveling in the right-hand lane, turn right onto West Corporation St (across from the Durham Magnet School)
    • The Historic Durham Athletic Park will be 1/4-mile straight 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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