NCCU Art Museum Features 3D and Sculpted Works

Posted November 22, 2021, 10:20AM


Art Image
Persis Jennings
Untitled, 1984
NCCU Permanent Collection

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Art Museum currently features 3D and sculpted art works for its exhibit running through Jan. 7, 2022. All works on display are from the museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibit, titled “3D and Sculpted Works by African and African American Artists,” explores works by African American artists including William Artis, Richmond Barthé, Selma Burke, Kevin, Cole, Len Chodirker, William Fletcher, Caryl Henry, Persis Jennings, Faith Ringgold and Yvonne Tucker.

The display includes a diverse range of art, including traditional African sculptural works, figurines, masks, headdresses, bowls, vessels, musical instruments and wall panels. Pieces in the exhibit showcase natural elements including glass, brass, bronze, earthenware, stoneware, wood, natural fibers, copper and mixed media.

The NCCU Art Museum is on Lawson Street across from the Farrison-Newton Communications Building. The museum is on one level with no steps at the entrance. Every effort is made to make all exhibits accessible to those with physical challenges.

The NCCU Art Museum is operating in accordance with health and safety guidelines and adheres to North Carolina State executive orders. All visitors are required to wear face coverings, practice proper social distancing and adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. 

The museum’s current operating schedule is Sunday, 1-3 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the museum occupancy is limited. To schedule a visit, please call 919-530-6211.

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