This academic year, the Department of Art will celebrate 75 years of educating and inspiring artists who have influenced the creative direction of this state and nation. To honor this milestone, we will be offering unique opportunities to applaud our alumni and friends including special exhibitions, lectures and a culminating banquet.
NCCU Art Exhibits
Sept. 6 – Oct. 24: Isabel Chicquor
Former faculty member and beloved Professor Isabel Chicquor was a supremely talented photographer who taught in the Department of Art for 30 years. For the first time since her passing, the NCCU Art Museum will display some of her national and regional award-winning photography, drawing and sculpture.
Nov. 2 – Dec. 12: Art Alumni Exhibition
Beginning the week of Homecoming, art alumni have been invited to contribute pieces to a 75th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition in the Museum.
Nov. 10 – Dec. 12: Student Art Sale
Scheduled to take place in the Fine Arts Building Gallery, the Student Art Sale is an annual and popular event. All proceeds from the art sale go to support scholarships, travel and the operational needs of the Art Department.
February: The Architecture of Cultural Institutions
The Freelon Group architects and architectural and cultural historians will lecture about their involvement in the development and construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in Washington, D.C. The symposium will also feature an exhibition held in the NCCU Art Museum displaying the innovative and pioneering designs of the Freelon Group.
April: New Horizon Student Exhibition
Our annual final show of student work is your opportunity to buy from our graduating artists.
May: 75th Anniversary Banquet
During this semi-formal fundraiser, our guests will be treated to a silent art auction with art donated by the faculty, retired faculty and other local artists in the Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Hillsboro area. Our student artwork will be on display and on sale as well.