NCMC Events From Around the State… August 31, 2009
1). Reynolda House Museum of American Art Reynolda House Museum of American Art reprises Portals of Discovery, the museum’s continuing education program, in September, beginning with a course titled “Reynolda Meditations”. Held in conjunction with the exhibition on view at Reynolda House through September 27, “Heroes of Horticulture,” this course explores different approaches to discovering meaning and inspiration in a landscape.
2). Transylvania Heritage Museum presents 1st Annual Founders Day Festival on Jordan Street, Brevard NC on Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 am – 6 pm. A special event featuring exhibits on the Founding Families of Transylvania County. Street festival with crafts and demonstrations, food, music, old-fashioned contests for the children, and more.
3). Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Spanish privateers once held this corner of Carolina in the colonial days of King George’s War. Capt. William Dry III commanded local militia that retook the port of Brunswick in September 1748. A wayside exhibit panel Capt. William Dry and the Spanish Attack will be unveiled at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
4). Fort Dobbs State Historic Site Keeping the soldiers fed was a most important task for 18th-century commanders at Fort Dobbs, now a state historic site. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, you can see how the provincial soldiers at Fort Dobbs ate. Demonstrations of field cooking techniques will be presented at 11:30 a.m. each day of the weekend encampment.
5). Asheville Art Museum On Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Asheville Art Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day presented by “Smithsonian” magazine. Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to “Smithsonian” magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors.
6). N.C. Museum of History Has America moved into a “post-racial” era? In his new book “The South’s New Racial Politics: Inside the Race Game of Southern History”, author and scholar Glen Browder says race is “the most useful, single factor of both analysis and power in the South.” The former Democrat representative from Alabama will discuss his book during a free program at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.
7). Cameron Art Museum presents Architects in the Galleries on Sat. Sept. 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Hughes Wing. Free with museum admission. Members of the American Institute of Architects, Wilmington Chapter will offer monthly informal gallery talks in the exhibit “Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation” and on CAM’s building gives visitors an opportunity to see through an architect’s eyes.
8). The Bascom An exhibition by critically acclaimed fiber artist Cat Chow, who has been touted by The New Yorker as "a compelling young artist," will be on display at The Bascom beginning this weekend. Cat Chow: Beyond Fiber Art opens with a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 5, then continues through Oct. 10.
9). Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens presents Stanly-Spaight Duel Reenactment on Monday, September 7, 4:00pm, on the New Bern Academy Green. Enjoy a concert by the Tryon Palace Fife & Drum Corps, and step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality. Any incursion on this sacred value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the spectacle of the September 5, 1802 Stanly-Spaight duel unfold before your eyes. In this historical reenactment of a duel between Nineteenth-century New Bern political rivals, costumed characters battle to protect their reputation.