NCMC Events From Around the State… July 13, 2009
1). Asheville Art Museum The Asheville Art Museum, celebrating its 60th anniversary, invites you to meet some of the artists from the exciting exhibition Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art at a Day of Tradition + Innovation on Sunday, August 16, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free with Museum Membership or admission.
2). Mint Museum of Craft & Design Selections from a rich artistic tradition will be displayed at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design beginning this summer in the exhibition American Quilt Classics, 1800-1980: The Bresler Collection. From rare crib quilts to modern Amish textiles, the quilts on view reflect America’s diverse cultural and artistic heritage. Exhibition will be on view July 25, 2009 – February 6, 2010.
3). Port Discover Discover the amazing characteristics of ants and why they are so important during Ant Power!, Port Discover’s July Toddler Time, Thursday, July 16. Ant-themed games, activities, and songs will engage the young entomologists. The program begins at 10 a.m. and reservations are required.
4). Reynolda House Museum of American Art Satisfy your appetite for learning during your lunch hour by visiting Reynolda House Museum of Art for a noon gallery talk on Thursday, July 16 or Thursday, July 23. The talk, led by Managing Curator Allison Slaby, will focus on The Stieglitz Circle: Beyond O’Keeffe, a small focused exhibition located in the Northeast Bedroom Gallery of the historic house.
5). Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Drop by Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum State Historic Site in Sedalia on Saturday, July 18, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy in its annual African American Heritage Day program. This free program will highlight African American history, music, dance and crafts through performances, storytelling, craft demonstrations and children’s activities.
6). N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences It's the vacation to the tropics you’ve always dreamed of at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' first ever Tropics Day, on Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Tropics Day” is a free event happening both inside and outside the Museum that coincides with the Museum's current Traveling Exhibit, “Chocolate: The Exhibition” running now through September 7.
7). The Bascom Some 45 turned wood bowls from the renowned Moulthrop family will be on display as The Bascom presents Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners. The exhibition opens with a free, public reception Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., and continues through Aug. 29. This exhibition of lathe-made bowls will convey the widely acclaimed talents of Matt and Phillip Moulthrop and their late father Edward, who comprise the esteemed family of Georgia craftsmen.
8). The Outer Banks History Center Lots of researchers turn to the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) in Manteo for information on lighthouses, shipwrecks or even pirates. Thanks to a $40,327 grant awarded to the center from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, that task could prove more productive. The grant will support work of a full-time archivist who will arrange and describe some of the collections for the center’s “Reaching New Audiences” program.
9). Bennett Place State Historic Site Drop by Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham July 18-19 to experience what life was like in North Carolina for soldiers and civilians alike during the post-Civil War occupation of the state by Union troops. Visitors will have a chance to see authentically-costumed Union troops posted as sentries along Hillsborough Road and view a typical military encampment of the period. The program is free and open to the public. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
10). Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum David D. Moore, curator of Nautical Archaeology at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, will give a free public presentation on the Shipwrecked Slaver Henrietta Marie at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. The Henrietta Marie is the first slave ship wreck in North America that has been seriously studied.