For only a few more short weeks, Durham boasts two highly acclaimed exhibits which explore the perspectives and experiences that define both Durham and the greater Southeast. For those looking to spend the winter hours indoors, the following exhibits are well worth a visit.
Presented by the Museum of Life and Science, RACE: Are We So Different? brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations. The award winning interactive exhibition, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first of its kind to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. The exhibit will be up through January 22, 2012 – consult the museum’s calendar and make some plans to visit.
NC Central University Art Museum's popular and thought provoking exhibition Let Your Motto be Resistance: African-American Portraits is currently on exhibition through the middle of the month. Originally presented as the inaugural exhibit of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, the collection of photography reveals the nation’s history through an African-American lens. This very special exploration of African-American culture will remain on display until January 15, 2012. Check the museum’s website for hours and make arrangements to visit as soon as possible.