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Museums & Galleries

Durham's art museums and galleries are always hosting new works and projects. There are exhibits of famous, historically significant pieces, as well as displays from up-and-coming artists who make their home in Durham. There are galleries that scour the country for the newest trends and others that curate works of art that will tie a living room together. From paintings, sculpture, photography, film, and even performance art - these spaces are always offering a vision of something new.

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Arete Frame Gallery

  • 717 Iredell St
  • Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705-4804
  • (919) 286-7607
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Custom framing with a gallery of prints and original art.

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Bull City Art & Frame Company

  • 905 W Main St, Brightleaf District, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-4278
  • Downtown Area

2000-sq.-ft. gallery featuring local artists. Offers green framing, photo restoration, canvas transfer, needlework, and shadowboxes.

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Butterfly House at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Three-story tropical butterfly conservatory, the largest on the East Coast, featuring exotic flowers and tropical plants in a rainforest area and stream garden. Insectarium has more than 25 live …

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The Carrack Modern Art

  • 947 E Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 294-8605
  • Downtown Area

The Carrack Modern Art is a cutting edge installation venue for Artists to have short but completely independent shows in a great space in the heart of Downtown Durham.

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Catch the Wind at the Museum of Life + Science

  • 433 W Murray Ave
  • I-85 Exit 176-B
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • (919) 220-5429
  • North Durham (North of I-85)

Catch the Wind is a four-acre outdoor learning experience at the Museum of Life and Science featuring a series of large-scale, interactive exhibits that express how wind influences the environment. …

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Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

  • 1317 W Pettigrew St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 660-3663
  • Downtown Area

Independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University committed to teaching, producing, and presenting the documentary arts: photography, film, audio, writing, and other creative media. …

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Claymakers Studio & Gallery

  • 705 Foster St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 530-8355
  • Downtown Area

Gallery of North Carolina pottery and ceramic art in a working studio that also offers ongoing classes, individual and community studio areas, firing services, and a ceramics supply store.

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Craven Allen Gallery/House of Frames

  • 1106-1/2 Broad St
  • Ninth St District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 286-4837
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Features work by Durham and NC artists, including painting, sculpture, pottery, and photography.

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Durham Art Guild - SunTrust Gallery

  • 120 Morris St, Durham Arts Council Bldg
  • Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-2713
  • Downtown Area

The SunTrust Gallery, located in the Durham Arts Council building, is programmed by the Durham Art Guild. The exhibit program consists of four- to five-week solo shows by North Carolina artists, …

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Durham Artists Movement

  • 111 W Parrish St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

A collective of 30 artists who host workshops, art shows, and performances that close the gap between social justice movements and art.

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