The RED members have come together and made our collective Springtime Art Agenda devoted to all things visual art! And don’t worry, we’ll share our performance must-see list soon. So here goes our roundup for not-to-be-missed upcoming visual exhibitions and showcases happening between March and July around the Triangle! Let us know which one(s) you’ll be joining too…
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (NCMA): Art In Bloom + You Are Here
Art In Bloom is right around this corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring in the Spring with a visit to this exhibition. The splendid floral exhibition, strategically placed among the institution's permanent collection, may just blow your mind. In addition to the walk through of staged still life paired with real life the NCMA is holding workshops and events that pair with the exhibition:
- Modern Succulent Terrarium Workshop: Thursday, March 22 | 10 AM
- Flower Meditation: Friday, March 23 | 6 PM or Friday, March 23 | 7:30 PM
- Designers Challenge—Seeing Red: Sunday, March 25 | 2 PM
We will also be taking another visit to the NCMA for You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, which runs April 7 – July 22. As explained on the NCMA site: “the 14 artists featured in this exhibition create immersive, participatory, responsive, and dynamic works of art. Investigating perception, perspective, and interaction, they create engaging and transformative experiences for the viewer, encouraging visitors to roam— physically, visually, intellectually, emotionally, and metaphorically.”
The Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill: Mondrian / Léger / Kandinsky: Three Modern Masterworks
This year marks 100 years since WWI and The Ackland is commemorating the anniversary by showcasing the artists of the time who developed radical aesthetic programs and spoke to the Utopian desire for a new society and for a new humanity. The exhibition displays absolute non-objectivity, machine-age cubism, and methods of lyrical abstraction. Interested? Get the full details here.
The Nasher Museum, Durham: Pop América
Sure, we know Pop-Art, but do we really know Pop-Art in its entirety? The Nasher Museum’s Pop América takes the viewer through the years 1965 to 1975 to explore a group of Latino/a and Latin American Pop artists. Covering influences from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and the United States, this exhibition was granted the first-ever Sotheby’s Prize. Introducing “new historical frameworks that will reshape debates over Pop’s political neutrality, social inclusiveness and aesthetic innovations in the United States” - this exhibition is sure to leave an impression, so just make sure to get there before July 2019!
VAE Raleigh, Raleigh: Feminine Spectrum
VAE Raleigh’s Feminine Spectrum exhibition curated by Art Prize Winner Stacey Kirby. The exhibition info has yet to be released on their website, but our inside-hook-up shared the fun news with us. Flipping the coin on gender you can visit during April and May First Friday art walks, 6pm-10pm and every W-F from 11am to 6pm during the two month span. As the date approaches, you can find the show information in VAE’s exhibition page.
Artspace, Raleigh: Dad Library, Sidney Stretz
We’re not sure what to expect from Sidney Stretz installation in the front of Artspace, happening April 2nd and viewable through the month, but we’re confident that the “Dad Library” will be just as fun-filled awesome and quirky as Sidney’s Bounce House Gallery project which took a blow up play house and turned it into a makeshift art viewing space when it was introduced to Greensboro audiences.
In addition to these cultural spots and houses of creativity, we’ll also be checking our inboxes for new exhibitions and events happening at Lump, an experimental project space in downtown Raleigh, and Light Art + Design, Chapel HIll’s destination for contemporary art, and Durham’s The Carrack, a zero-commission art space rendering new methods for artists to approach the production of their work.
And if you find yourself wanting to stay in for a date with your reading nook, inviting couch, or desiring the freedom of a cleared agenda, but still want a taste of creativity, these Triangle based projects and offerings are sure to give you the art emursion cure.
ArtCurious podcast: Ear candy for art history lovers.
Don’t You Lie To Me podcast: a portable artist talk with Triangle based artists.
Stay tuned for our upcoming posts on the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Greensboro’s Elsewhere Museum in the next few weeks!