Category: Art and Culture

Spotlight: Preservation Minded, the Dixie Deer Classic

by Jessie Ammons It’s hard to miss the Dixie Deer Classic: One of the State Fairgrounds’ largest annual events brings more than 20,000 folks to town the first weekend of March. This year’s show March 3 – 5 marks the 50th…

Necessary discourse in the age of discord

by Christopher Edmonston photograph by Robert Willett Here in Raleigh, the statue of Zebulon Vance on the old State Capitol grounds sounds a timely admonition from the 19th century: “The subjection of every passion and prejudice to the cooler sway of judgment…

Spotlight: Up and Away, a historic house makes a move

by Liza Roberts This month, Matt Tomasulo and his wife Nicole Alvarez have big plans for the historic house they bought downtown. After cleaving it off its foundation and moving it down Lenoir Street, up Wilmington, right on Davie, right on…

Spotlight: Art in Bloom, flower power

by Jessie Ammons The third annual Art in Bloom festival of art and flowers returns late this month. Mark your calendar for March 30 – April 2, when the museum’s West Building bursts to life with floral arrangements inspired by pieces…

Spotlight: Ackland updates

by Jessie Ammons The Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill recently received its largest gift ever. Alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, donated a gift estimated at $25 million to the university-owned museum in January: 134 masterworks, most from 17th…

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