Arts & Culture

Art exhibits

Potter Daniel Johnston will do a site-specific installation of 30 large pots at Mahler Fine Art as part of SPARKcon.
Potter Daniel Johnston will do a site-specific installation of 30 large pots at Mahler Fine Art as part of SPARKcon. Courtesy Mahler Fine Art


Ackland Art Museum

101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill.


▪ “Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print, Sept. 23-Jan. 8. Five contemporary artists working across a variety of media have been commissioned to “complete” original eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese prints.

CAM Raleigh

409 W. Martin St., Raleigh

$5; free on First Fridays. 919-261-5920;

▪ “Precious Lovell: The Ties That Bind,” textile installation of 15 female spirit portraits, Aug. 28-Jan. 8.

▪ Andrew Morgan, “Window Installation,” Sept. 1-July 9.

▪ Gesche Würfel: “Oppressive Architecture,” photography and memories of Nazism in Germany and Slavery in the American South, Sept. 2-Dec. 4.

▪ Thomas Sayre: “White Gold,” Oct. 7-Jan. 22

▪ Sheryl Oring: “I Wish to Say,” installation performance, Nov. 4.

City of Raleigh Museum

220 Fayetteville Street Raleigh.

Free admission unless otherwise noted. 919-996-2220,

▪ “Voices from Our Sisters,” multi-media exhibit featuring citizens from Raleigh’s five Sister Cities (Kingston upon Hull, UK; Compiegne, FR; Rostock, GER; Xiangyang, CH; and Nairobi KE), Sept. 2 through November. Various events are planned throughout the exhibit’s run, including a gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of Raleigh Sister Cities with music, food and beverages inspired by the cuisines of the Sister Cities’ countries, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 15. $50 members, $65 nonmembers; and a “Night at the Museum,” evening of German culture with music and food, Nov. 4.

▪ “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit icelebrating the history and achievements of Indian Americans in the United States, Oct. 29-April 19.

▪ Capital City Camera Club, photographs, Dec. 2-Dec. 31

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

The Gregg is still under construction. Exhibit at Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Free

▪ “Permutations, Progressions + Possibilities = The Art of Vernon Pratt,” through Nov. 28. Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 15. Works by North Carolina artist Vernon Pratt, who explored the relationships and visual possibilities where art, physics and mathematics coincide. This is the first major exhibit of Pratt’s work in North Carolina since 1985.

N.C. Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and park is free. Some exhibits are ticketed.


▪ William Noland: “Dream Rooms,” an exploration of our wired world, Sept. 3-Feb. 5, East Building, Video Gallery.

▪ “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece.” For the first time in more than 100 years, the eight known panels—and one re-created missing panel—of a 14th-century Italian altarpiece depicting Jesus’s crucifixion and scenes in the life of St. John the Evangelist can been seen as one work of art. Sept. 10-March 5. East Building, Level B.

▪ Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases, 10 photos by South African photographer and self-described “visual activist” Zanele Muholi, Oct. 1-Jan. 8, East Building, Level A.

▪ “Panorama: North Carolina,” more than 30 photos of North Carolina by artists based in the state, Oct. 8-Feb. 12, East Building, Level A, North Carolina Gallery. Free.

▪ ”“Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s,” Oct. 1-Jan. 15. East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery. Ticketed exhibit.

▪ “Human/Nature,” photos from the NCMA’s permanent collection that relate individuals to both natural and man-made environment, Oct. 15-Feb. 26, East Building, Level A, Photography Gallery.

▪ Amanda Parer’s “Intrude,” giant illuminated bunnies, Oct. 28-Nov. 6. Museum park. Oct. 28-Nov. 6.

N.C. Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh

▪ ”Scent of the Pine, You Know How I Feel: North Carolina Art from the Jonathan P. Alcott Collection,” 73 paintings by artists with ties to state, Sept. 10-Dec. 4.

▪ ”Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote: Photographs by Spider Martin,” Sept. 3-March 5. Sneak peek with a screening of the film “Selma,” 5-9 p.m. Sept. 2, with screening at 6 p.m. Samples from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery in Farmville will be available. The exhibit is curated and circulated by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Dr., Durham

▪ Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, works by 60 artists that explore the complex and contested space of the American South, Sept. 1-Jan. 8. Opening event, 7-10 p.m., Aug. 31, featuring Southern fare, performance by artist Sonya Clark and music by the John Brown Band, Justin Robinson, Shirlette Ammons and a DJ Dance party with 9th Wonder.

Stone Center

Robert and Sally Brown Gallery and Museum

150 South Road, Chapel Hill.

▪ “James Barnor: Ever Young,” a retrospective of James Barnor’s street and studio photographs, spanning Ghana and London from the late 1940s to early 1970s. Sept. 22-Oct. 28. Reception and talk with curator Renée Mussai 7 p.m., Sept. 22.

▪ Eric Mack, “Impossible Architectures.” The Atlanta-based artist will attend the opening at 7 p.m., Nov. 3, to speak about his work.


Little Art Gallery

432 Daniels St., Cameron Village, Raleigh

▪ Sept. 17-Oct. 31: Split Personalities with Brenon Day, Rebecca Patman and Bob Rankin, opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sept. 17

▪ Nov. 19-Dec. 31: Stephen White's holiday show, reception 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19

▪ A Handcrafted Collection, Dec. 1-31.


201 E. Davie St., Raleigh.


▪ Sept.-Oct. 29: “Rorschach,” works by Titus Brooks Heagins, John Hartman & Lauren Crahan in Gallery Two.

▪ Oct. 7-Oct. 29: New works by Susan Marin and Gesche Wuerfel in lobby/uprfront and Plein Air Painter’s Group Showcase in Studio 208.

▪ Dec. 2-31: New works by Anthony Ulinski & Kiki Farish in the lobby/upfront.

▪ Dec. 2-Jan. 14: “Traces” works by Angela Eastman & Sonja Hinrichsen in Gallery Two.

▪ Dec. 2-Jan. 14: “Raleigh Stacked” works by Heath Matsyek-Snyder in Gallery One.

▪ Dec. 2-Feb. 25: Site-specific installation by Gordon Dean in the lobby.

Local Color Gallery

311 W. Martin St., Raleigh

▪ Sept. 2-31: “The Color Of Hope,” Local Color Members. (25 percent of allsales will be donated to the Foundation of Hope Research & Treatment of Mental Health). Reception 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2 .

▪ Oct. 7-29:Burst of Color,” mixed media by Adrien Montoya and Stained Glass by Lizzie Bailey

▪ Nov. 4-26:Sisters: 10 Years and Counting,” functional Pottery by Mary Beth Owen

▪ Dec2-31:Color Local Christmas,” an all local women artist group show.

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St, Raleigh.

▪ Potter Daniel Johnston’s site-specific installation of 30 large pots in a structure evoking a rural shrine or teahouse, Sept. 15-20 with opening reception and artist's talk, Sept. 15 (SPARKcon) and a First Friday reception, Oct. 7.

▪ Peter Max Retrospective 1960-2016, one of the most recognizable artists of the flower-power psychedelic eras, preview 6-8 p.m., Nov. 11 with meet-the-artist reception, 7-9 p.m., Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m., Nov. 19 and 1-4 p.m., Nov. 20. RSVPs are required for the receptions.

Pleiades Gallery

109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham

▪ “Sea Life” exhibit by local member artists through Sept. 25. Featured artist Nate Sheaffer.

▪ “Harvest” Sept. 28-Nov. 13 with mixed media artist Gray Griffin featured.

▪ “Holiday Show,” Nov. 16-Jan. 1 with painter Kim Wheaton the featured artist.

Roundabout Art Collective

305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

▪ September: “Flowers, Trees and Turned wood” with Woodturner, Steve Driggers, Chris Boerner, and Botanical Realist Painter, Betty Fetvedt.

▪ October: “Line to Color,” painter, Leslie Pruneau and metalsmith, Sarah Tector/

▪ November: “QUADRIVIUM:When Four Roads Cross,” painter Sue Edmonson; glass Jonathan Davis, jewelry, Terry Cole Sullivan and Susan Cole Cannon, Cole + Cole

▪ December: “Three Octogenarians Doing What They Love,” potter, Bobby Kadis, painter and drawings, Abie Harris and Steve Wainwright

Tipping Paint Gallery

311 West Martin St., Raleigh

▪ Sept. 2-Oct. 1: Jim Hallenbeck: “NC to NYC,” opening reception 6-9 p.m., Sept. 2.

▪ Oct. 6-Oct. 29: Jill Hunt: “Youthful Musings,” opening reception 6-9 p.m., Oct. 7.

▪ Nov. 3-Nov. 26: Susan Jones: “Fire Dance,” opening reception 6-9 p.m., Nov. 4.

▪ Dec. 2-Dec. 31: “Y’alltide,” opening reception 6-9 p.m., Dec. 2.

Artspace 15th Annual Collectors Gala

The 15th Annual Collectors Gala and our 30th Anniversary Celebration with live and silent auctions of artwork from 100 local artists, small plates from Ladyfingers Caters and specialty cocktails by JMR Kitchens. 6:30-11 p.m., Nov. 19, 201 E Davie St., Raleigh in the City Market district.

Proceeds from the gala benefit the Artspace Inspiration Fund, which provides opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists.

For more details: 919-821-2787,