Events

Jan 19 2019 - 10:00am to May 19 2019 - 5:00pm
Hugh Mangum was a self-taught photographer born in Durham in 1877, when it was a newly incorporated, tobacco fueled boomtown. He was an itinerant portraitist with a temporary studio, working mostly in North Carolina and Virginia, during the segregationist laws of the Jim Crow era. Mangum had an... Read More »
Jan 29 2019 (All day) to Feb 16 2019 (All day)
WHAT I LEFT AND WHAT I BROUGHT RENZO ORTEGA ON VIEW: JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 16, 2019 Events: Artist Talk No Talk: January 30, 2019, 6:30pm Displacement Potluck: February 9, 2019, 2pm Third Friday Durham: A night of music about displacement, February 15, 2019, 6pm-9pm. In this thoughtful self-portrait... Read More »
Jan 30 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Ruby Lounge: This event celebrates the official launch and "transmission" of CDS Shortwave, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies' DocX lab. The experimental website showcases the documentary arts on an interactive, immersive digital platform inspired by analog... Read More »
Jan 30 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Renzo Ortega: Artist Talk No Talk Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30pm Join us for a not-so-typical-artist talk with Renzo Ortega as he opens his exhibition 'What I Left and What I Brought' at the Power Plant Gallery. In this performance-inspired event, Ortega, will explore histories of displacement... Read More »
Jan 31 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
This film reveals the incredible story of Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman. When they were teenagers, a chance encounter led the three young men to discover that they were triplets. They grew up in separate families within hours of each other, never knowing the others existed. Sharing... Read More »
Feb 6 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of MERU, comes Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream:... Read More »
Feb 9 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Displacement Potluck Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2pm Bring a dish and join Renzo Ortega as he explores displacement and immigration through food. Attendees are asked to bring food related to their personal experience of displacement or immigration. For example, an attendee might bring a batch of... Read More »
Feb 14 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
How far can nostalgia for childhood carry us into our futures? With equal fluidity and command, filmmaker Bing Liu trails skateboarders through the streets of Rockford, Illinois, with the ease and speed of one who can only be skating too. Peppered with home video he shot of his friends'... Read More »
Feb 15 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Songs of Displacement Third Friday Durham, February 15, 2019, 6-9pm Join us for a reception with Renzo Ortega and an acoustic concert featuring guest artists to close out his exhibition What I Left and What I Brought at the Power Plant Gallery. Music. Food. Art.
Apr 19 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Center for Documentary Studies' DocX lab is excited to join us in the Ruby to present CDS Shortwave, an experimental website that showcases the documentary arts as practiced at CDS for nearly thirty years. The presentation will encompass other works-in-progress, as well, including a web-based... Read More »