NCMC Events From Around the State… May 26, 2009
1). Reynolda House Museum of American Art (http://www.reynoldahouse.org/index.php) Reynolda House Museum of American Art presents a small, focused exhibition titled “The Stieglitz Circle: Beyond O’Keeffe” in the Northeast Bedroom Gallery of the historic house. The exhibition of six works selected from art in the Reynolda House collection will be on view June 5 through November 20, 2009.
2). Greensboro Children’s Museum (http://www.gcmuseum.com/flash.htm) presents “The Wide World of Animals” on June 1 and June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This exciting and fun program will focus on animals both here in NC and all over the world. Come and see a ball python, guinea pigs, Russian Tortoises and more! Bring your camera! Presented by Bur Mil Park.
3). NC Museum of Natural Sciences (http://naturalsciences.org/) The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh presents “Devil’s Food or Taste of Heaven” on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Join Terry Graedon, medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy, and Kit Gruelle, renowned pastry chef and certified chocoholic, as they discuss the history of chocolate, how the treatment of chocolate affects its flavor, and what recent research tells us about the health effects of chocolate. Low-fat and low-sugar chocolate samples will be available for tasting.
4). Museum of the Cape Fear (http://museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/) On Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm., the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will host a talk by Jack Wells of Fayetteville, on Civil War ammunition and the Fayetteville Arsenal. This free event will feature a discussion on the various cartridges and the manufacturing techniques used during the 19th century, as well as a slide show and display of cartridges and artifacts from Jack’s collection. Between 1862 and 1865 the Fayetteville Arsenal produced hundreds of thousands of small arms cartridges and artillery projectiles for the Confederacy.
5). Transylvania Heritage Museum (http://www.transylvaniaheritage.org/) is pleased to present “Living off the Land: Economic Impact of Our Natural Resources” as their main exhibit, opening May 23, 2009 and running through May 2010. From beaver skin hats to moonshine to mountain laurel pipes, Transylvania's economic history has always depended upon its rich natural resources. Exhibits, photos, artifacts and special presentations will interpret the amazing variety of endeavors that were necessary for survival and are necessary for continued progress.
6). Orange County Historical Museum (http://www.orangenchistory.org/) presents “Gardens To Grow” exhibit on May 29 6-9 p.m. Come to the Museum and celebrate the arrival of spring! Come see “The Garden” a temporary exhibit on the Cedar Grove Garden. This temporary exhibit is from the Friends of the Carrboro Library and made possible by the Orange County Arts Commission and the North Carolina Contemporary Art Museum.
7). Cameron Art Museum (http://www.cameronartmuseum.com/) presents “Gallery Talk: Nicholas Batounis, sculptor on Sun. June 7, 2:00 p.m. Program admission is by donation. Explore exhibitions from an area artist's point of view in this informal tour and discussion with sculptor Nick Batounis. Batounis received his BA from UNC Wilmington and his MFA from UNC Greensboro. He teaches art at South Brunswick High School and resides on Oak Island.
8). Fort Fisher State Historic Site (http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/fisher.htm) Hear the cannons boom at Fort Fisher as part of a new program, “Cannoneers: “Load, Ready, Fire!” On Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., costumed staff and volunteers will fire the 12 lb. bronze Napoleon cannon and teach the public about Civil War artillery. Cannon firings will be at 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
9. High Point Museum (http://www.highpointmuseum.org/) will host a Community Heritage Day May 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations in the historical park include weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, and woodworking. Guilford Militia and Alexander’s Battalion Field Hospital also will be in the park. Hands-on activities and special performances will be held throughout the day in the Museum.