An occasional list of exhibits, programs, and events at North Carolina museums. Sponsored by the North Carolina Museums Council.

Monday, April 20, 2009

1). N.C. Transportation Museum presents “Hoofing it By Mule across North Carolina,” by Bernie Harberts on April 25 and is brought to the Transportation Museum in association with the N.C. Humanities Council. Harberts will have tales of his journey and bring two mules that carried him across the state.

2). Asheville Art Museum: The contemporary artist Beverly Buchanan creates works that speak to the integrity, resilience and resolution of humankind. Her drawings and sculpture will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s solo exhibition “Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan,” opening Friday, May 8, 2009 with a reception with artist Beverly Buchanan from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.

3). Cameron Art Museum presents “Art and Architecture: A Conversation with Dr. Ned Rifkin and James Demetrion,” the second in the three-part series is the highlight of the year's lectures featuring two scholars of modern and contemporary art, each experienced in the intimate relationship between art and architecture for the past century. Their public conversation Sunday, April 26, 3:00 p.m. at the Cameron Art Museum on art and architecture will be an unprecedented opportunity for the community to hear from internationally recognized art historians and museum directors.

4). Kings Mountain Historical Museum: The Kings Mountain Historical Museum would like to invite everyone to visit our current exhibit “The History of Cleveland County: What You Need to Know.” The exhibit features the early years of the county’s development, agriculture, natural resources, education and the textile mills. The exhibit runs through April 25, 2009.

5). N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences: A gift for the gods. A symbol of wealth and luxury. An economic livelihood. Bonbons. Hot fudge. Candy bars. Get the complete story behind the tasty treat that we crave in “Chocolate: The Exhibition,” a tantalizing, fully bilingual exhibition showing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh from May 9 to September 7, 2009.

6). Bellamy Mansion presents “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, May 2nd from 1-4 p.m. Come to the Bellamy Mansion Museum and step back through time. Participate in activities for the young and young at heart. Activities for the whole family!

7). Ackland Art Museum: This summer, the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present “Seeing Your World,” a week-long summer art program for children ages nine to twelve. The program runs June 22 – June 26, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. daily. Participants will investigate original art in the Ackland’s galleries, practice the techniques used to make them, and learn new ways to see and understand through art.


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