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Durham is a creative, colorful, diverse community filled with acclaimed visual arts. It is home to both the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, with exhibits that travel the world, as well as a thriving collective of innovative galleries and studio spaces that host events and openings on a regular basis, including those at Golden Belt, a renovated factory-cum-artist collective. It is also home to the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, which explores African-American art. And along its streets and outdoor spaces, Durham hosts a number of public art projects that ensure the area shows off its creative appeal.

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Museum of Durham History / History Hub

The Museum of Durham History is a 21st-century museum that uses stories about people, places, and things to foster curiosity, encourage further inquiry, and promote an understanding of diverse …

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Museum of Life + Science

The 84 acres that encompass the Museum of Life + Science are packed full of attractions designed to spark wonder and curiosity in guests. Popular exhibits include one of the largest butterfly houses …

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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sqare-foot, Rafael Viñoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, …

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North Carolina Central University

Located in the historic Hayti neighborhood on the eastern side of Durham, NCCU is home to an art museum, biomanufacturing and biomedical research institutes, an award-winning marching band, and …

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North Carolina Central University Art Museum

NCCU was the first publically funded African-American liberal arts college in the country, and the school continues that legacy today with one of the state’s leading collections of art that engages …

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Patterson's Mill Country Store, Inc.

Patterson’s Mill Country Store has been open since 1973, but don’t be surprised if it feels much older: the memorabilia and artifacts displayed in the aisles and on the walls harken back to the …

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The Research Triangle Park

RTP is the world's largest university-related research park with more than 170 companies employing over 49,000 people. Carved from Durham pinelands in 1959, it is a prominent high-technology research …

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M&F Bank

Founded by nine prominent African-American businessmen in 1907. Has operated continuously and profitably since opening for business one year later. 

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Maplewood Cemetery

Over 100 acres of history dating to 1869. Civil War veterans and soldiers, tobacco magnates, and community leaders rest here, including the Duke and Carr families. Many gravesites marked with …

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