Past Exhibits

Looking Back: 9/11 Across America

Looking Back: 9/11 Across America

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:00pm An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices
Lyndhurst Gallery

Photograph by Joel Mora On September 12, 2001, the day after devastating terrorist attacks shook the country, conversations at the American Folklife Center recalled Alan Lomax’s response to another historic breach of U.S. territory. On December 8, 1941, Lomax, then in charge of the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song, called on a team of historians and folklorists to collect...

O' Say Can You See

O' Say Can You See

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:00pm Laura Poitras
Kreps Gallery

Photograph by Natalie Crimps

Beyond the Front Porch 2011

Beyond the Front Porch 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:00pm to Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:15pm CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies graduates
Porch and University Galleries

The collection, Beyond the Front Porch, features the work of this year’s sixteen Documentary Studies Certificate recipients. These students seek to address social issues, comment on education reform, capture the Durham revival, and mold portraits through their work. Through these documentaries, the graduating class makes use of the skills they have learned through their time as Duke...

Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions

Jazz in New York: A Community of Visions

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 5:00pm Lourdes Delgado
Kreps Gallery

In Jazz in New York, Spanish photographer Lourdes Delgado documents in spectacular detail the lives and personalities of contemporary New York jazz musicians. Exploring jazz from a social, economic, and cultural viewpoint, Delgado photographs the artists in their homes not only to capture the spaces they inhabit but to present an alternative, less familiar representation of professional jazz...

Sparkle & Twang: An American Musical Odyssey

Sparkle & Twang: An American Musical Odyssey

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 5:00pm Marty Stuart
Porch and University Galleries

Country music icon Marty Stuart has photographed some of the most famous stars in American music, including several of the greatest performers on the country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and Southern gospel scenes.

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