CULTURE


2/27/2018 8:01pm

"Afternoon" by Norman Lewis is featured in the Nasher Museum of Art's exhibit "Solidary & Solitary."

Stepping into the past and facing the future with 'Solidary and Solitary'

"Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection" will challenge viewers to question their expectations and celebrate their differences. The collection was organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.  The exhibit, available at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University now through July 15, showcases a lineage of artists of African descent from the 1940s to present. The show is comprised of 60 pieces of art from 13 different artists. 


2/25/2018 7:44pm

Lindsey Averill is a co-creator of "Fattitude," a documentary. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Averill.

'Fattitude' documentary challenges negative cultural trends and promotes body acceptance

Lindsey Averill and Viri Lieberman responded to the negative portrayal of overweight people in media outlets by co-creating “Fattitude,” a documentary calling attention to a nationwide culture of shaming and being prejudiced against fat people. People who plan to see the film hope that it will begin to change the way we view people who are overweight, and that we can therefore begin to see people for who they really are.


2/21/2018 7:14pm

“Dynamic Destiny” was taken at Hatteras Inlet, showing the dynamic nature of shorelines. Courtesy of Baxter Miller.

'RISING' tells the stories of Outer Banks through photography

Climate change has lasting effects, and nowhere is this clearer than on the Outer Banks.  "RISING: Perspectives of Change on the North Carolina Coast" in the Center for the Study of the American South weaves a narrative of photography, history and science together to tell the Outer Banks' story.