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Art Exhibits

Durham County Library locations regularly exhibit the work of local artists. If you would like your art displayed, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. A printable listing of all permanent art exhibits (PDF) is also available.

Current Exhibits

“Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams”
Main Library – 2nd Floor

Runs through April 2

Our Stories, Our Dreams

Una Exposición del Centro para Estudios Documentales y Estudiantes en Acción con Campesinos
An Exhibition from the Center for Documentary Studies and Student Action with Farmworkers

El proyecto Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams es un esfuerzo conjunto del Centro para Estudios Documentales en Duke University y la organización Estudiantes en Acción con Campesinos. La colección de historias sobre las experiencias de inmigrantes latinos presenta las razones por las cuales vinieron a este país y los obstáculos que enfrentan al llegar a los Estados Unidos. En particular, el proyecto se enfoca en familias de trabajadores agrícolas en Carolina del Norte y del Sur y sus esperanzas para el futuro; sus tradiciones, sus aspiraciones educativas y las barreras que enfrentan al tratar de continuar sus estudios e ir a la universidad.

Through the collaborative project Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and Student Action with Farmworkers collected stories about the experiences of Latino immigrants, illuminating their reasons for coming to this country and the obstacles they face once they arrive. In particular the project focuses on farmworker families in the Carolinas and their dreams for the future; on their traditions, their educational aspirations, and their challenges as they try to pursue higher education.


“The Art of Basket Weaving” – Carol Carter
North Regional Library

Runs through April 30

Basket Art at North Regional Library

North Regional Library hosts a display of baskets by artists Carol Carter. This exhibit runs through April 30.


Exhibit Your Art

Calling all artists (photographers, quilters, sculptors, new media and digital artists, etc.): Have your work exhibited at Durham County Library!

How does it work?

  • Submit an application (PDF).
    • Include images (preferably digital).
    • The Art Committee reviews applications in early January, April, July and October of each year.
  • You will receive notification on the status of your application by the 15th of the month following the review.
  • If approved, you and a library representative will sign an agreement stipulating the location of the exhibit and other details. (The library tries to accommodate artist preferences, but cannot always do so.)
  • The artist is responsible for the exhibit installation and de-installation.
  • Artwork is usually exhibited for 90 days.
  • You may exhibit your work once within a two-year period.

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