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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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The Scrap Exchange

  • 2050 Chapel Hill Rd
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 688-6960
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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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SPECTRE Arts

  • 1004 Morning Glory Ave, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 213-1441
  • Downtown Area

SPECTRE Arts is a gallery and green space venue hosting revolving exhibits, workshops, talks, and more.Located in the Downtown Durham Golden Belt Historic District, it neighbors The Cotton Room, …

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The Dinosaur Trail 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)

Take an unforgettable journey into the Late Cretaceous period along a half-mile forest path featuring life-sized dinosaur replicas and a fossil dig site. Included with admission to the Museum of Life …

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The Gallery at Vega Metals

  • 214 Hunt St
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 321-8536
  • Downtown Area

Artists and blacksmiths specializing in art railings, art furnishings, site-specific sculpture, and architectural ornamentation.

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Through This Lens

  • 303 E Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 687-0250
  • Downtown Area

Fine art photography gallery offering works by local and international photographers. Also offers custom framing and large-format printing.

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White Oak Pottery

  • Online gallery sales or by appointment only
  • Durham, NC 27712
  • (919) 641-6808
  • Online or by Appointment Only

White Oak Artworks is an artistic enterprise supported by Julie Olson and Pete Cozart offering unique hand-crafted items of functional and decorative pottery, mixed media pieces, hand-made books, and …

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