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Durham's Finest at NCCU Art Museum

Current Exhibition

North Carolina Central University Art Museum Exhibits Student Art from Durham Public Schools 

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Art Museum presents “Durham's Finest,” an exhibition of outstanding student artwork from Durham Public Schools from January 8 - 29, 2017.  In this select show, four two-dimensional pieces of art represent each school, plus three-dimensional art is also featured.  This unique show is the school system’s only district-wide art exhibit and it shows the progression and artistic development of the students from kindergarten through high school.  By hosting the exhibit, NCCU Art Museum gives the students the rare opportunity to see their artwork in a real museum setting!

The opening floating reception is Sunday, January 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, with recognitions for grades 6-12 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and grades K-5 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, for the student artists and their family, the art teachers, school officials, and board members from both DPS and NCCU.  Welcoming remarks and the announcement of the three ‘Purchase Awards’ will be made at 2:25 for secondary students and 3:25 for elementary students by Kenneth Rodgers, Director of the NCCU Art Museum, and Mary Casey, Director of K-12 Arts Education for DPS.  A string quartet from Githens Middle School will perform under the direction of Carrie Henderson.  The reception is free and open to the public.

“Durham’s Finest” can be viewed from Tuesday, January 10 until Sunday, January 29 during the museum's regular operating schedule:  Tuesday - Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, 2–4 pm.  The museum is closed on Saturdays, Mondays and university holidays.  Group visits may be arranged.  (919-530-5079 or krodgers@nccu.edu)

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