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Durham is a canvas covered in a unique cultural identity and history that is truly exceptional.

There is a culture of art and creativity expressed visually, culinarily, and through performances. There are many festivals, art places, historic sites, sports venues, nightlife, shopping, nature areas, and more that offer both residents and visitors a variety of choices.

Events & Things to Do

Events & Things to Do

From art galleries to nightlife, science museums to major annual festivals, Durham is brimming with an abundance of great things to see & do. See more...



Durham has been ranked as the "Foodiest Small Town in America." Find out why. See more...



Discover Durham's unique shopping experiences, where funky merchandise and unexpected treasures abound. See more...


Hotels & Inns

Durham's warm and welcoming reputation starts with a selection of lodging ranging from charming bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. See more...

Other Visitor Information:

  • Durham Districts
    Explore the distinct feel of Durham’s shopping & dining districts.
  • Transportation
    Getting here, getting around, traffic and fuel information.
  • Maps
    Printable street and feature maps, plus itineraries & guides.
  • Durham Videos
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  • Out in Durham
    Helpful information and friendly resources for LGBT travelers.
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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