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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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Museum of Durham History / History Hub

  • 500 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 246-9993
  • Downtown Area

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

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

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

  • 2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-5135
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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 Art Museum

  • 1801 Fayetteville St
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 530-6211
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

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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Monkey Bottom Artists' Collaborative

  • 609 Trent Dr, Old West Durham
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 475-1943
  • East Durham

Fosters creative community spirit by providing spaces for classes, art exhibits, etc.

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Naomi Studio and Gallery

  • 711 Iredell St, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 451-8292
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Naomi Studio and Gallery is an eclectic art gallery located in the back of the building of 711 Iredell Street, off of Alley 8. In the gallery you will find locally made paintings, sculptures, …

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North Carolina Central University Hall of Fame

  • 600 E Lawson St, McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • (919) 530-5315
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

Housed in the upper corridor of McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium, the hall of fame offers an impressive display of large-scale photographs from NCCU's athletic history that are predominantly the work of …

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Perkins Gallery

  • Perkins Library, Duke University West Campus
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • (919) 681-2071
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Exhibits in the Perkins Gallery support the cultural, historic, scholarly and social concerns of Duke University. Members of the Duke community, as well as the larger Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill …

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Pleiades Gallery

  • 109 E Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 797-2706
  • Downtown Area

Fine art gallery owned and operated by local artists who celebrate the rich, diverse cultural energy of Durham, NC.

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The Power Plant Gallery at American Tobacco Campus

  • 320 Blackwell St, Power Plant Bldg, Ste 100
  • American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 660-3622
  • Downtown Area

The Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, is an off-site extension of the arts at Duke, promoting visual arts …

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