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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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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

  • 420 Anderson St, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-3698
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Named one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. by TripAdvisor and winner of the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence, Duke Gardens is a stunning 55-acre public garden on the …

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St. Joseph's Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center

  • 804 Old Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27701-3958
  • (919) 683-1709
  • Downtown Area

St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation (SJHF) is a non-profit organization that manages the Hayti Heritage Center. SJHF is dedicated to preserving Durham's African-American heritage and the impact of the …

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West Point on the Eno

  • 5101 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 471-1623
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the …

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S.E.E.D.S. Garden Mural by Kanae Kurachi

  • Corner of Gilbert St and Elizabeth St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

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Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke

  • 124 Sanford Institute Bldg, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 613-7401
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Photography exhibits typically address topics related to domestic and international public policy.

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The Scrap Exchange

  • 2050 Chapel Hill Rd
  • Shoppes at Lakewood
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 688-6960
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Promotes creativity, environmental awareness, and community through re-use. Materials available as well as gallery showcasing creative re-use in art. Craft classes offered throughout the year.

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Selena Warren Wheeler Collection at Stanford L. Warren Library

  • 1201 Fayetteville St, at Umstead St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-0270
  • Downtown Area

Collection of African-American cultural artifacts, history, and literature named for Warren’s daughter. The second African-American library in North Carolina, it was originally established in 1913 in …

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Shady Oaks Park

  • 2400 Nebo St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 560-4355
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Includes play ground.

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Sheafer Lab Theater

  • 125 Science Center
  • Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 660-1711
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Located in Duke University's Bryan Center, Sheafer is an intimate black-box laboratory theater flexible in its configuration, accommodating anywhere from 15 to 150 seats.

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Site of Former Downtown Durham Woolworth Store

  • 124 W Main St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

Site of 1960 lunch counter sit-in where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared and first endorsed direct but non-violent confrontation with segregation laws. King's famous "Fill up the jails" speech in …

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604