Past Exhibits

My White Friends

My White Friends

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 5:00pm Myra Greene
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Myra Greene has often used the human body—primarily black and brown ones, often her own—to explore issues of difference, beauty, and memory. In conversations with white friends, she realized that they had very different notions of racial identity than her own; in one pivotal exchange, a friend remarked that he really didn’t think about whiteness at all. “I had never considered this was possible...

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 5:00pm Gerard H. Gaskin
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene features photographs by 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin. Celebrated curator and photographer Deborah Willis chose Gaskin's longtime project to win this prestigious biennial prize.

Soul and Service

Soul and Service

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, December 20, 2013 - 5:00pm
Juanita Kreps Gallery

This eight-panel exhibition is designed to celebrate the rich history of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company described by its founders as "The Company with a Soul and a Service." Mutual opened its doors for business in 1898, making it the nation's oldest African American–owned insurance company.

Tiksi

Tiksi

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 5:00pm Evgenia Arbugaeva
Porch and University Galleries

The Center for Documentary Studies is delighted to host an exhibit of this acclaimed series by Evgenia Arbugaeva—images from Tiksi, a remote port town on Siberia’s Arctic coast. The photographer will be in residence this fall at Duke University through a program administered by the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund in partnership with Duke’s Center for International Studies.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham's Vital Past

Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham's Vital Past

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 5:00pm Jack Anderson
Porch Gallery

Photographer MJ Sharp, a Center for Documentary Studies instructor, did an independent study with undergraduate student Jack Anderson that culminated in his exhibition of nighttime black-and-white photographs, Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham’s Vital Past. Sharp explores the world at night in her work, as does Anderson. “We talk like two old crusty sailors about shooting...

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