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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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American Tobacco

  • 300 Blackwell St, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 433-1566
  • Downtown Area

The former home of the Lucky Strike cigarette factory has been transformed into a one-million-sq.-ft. entertainment district, complete with apartments and offices in addition to restaurants, a …

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Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame

  • 306 Towerview Dr, Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 613-7500
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Impressively, given the global academic renown that the university has captured, Duke University may be best known for their men’s basketball team. The Blue Devils have won four NCAA championships …

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Duke Homestead State Historic Site

  • 2828 Duke Homestead Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 627-6990
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

This national historic landmark marks the spot where Washington Duke started his worldwide tobacco empire. After learning of the demand Union soldiers had for brightleaf tobacco during his service in …

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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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