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.
Selections from the series “Divine” – Photographs by Roxanne R. Campbell
Main Library – 2nd Floor Exhibit Space
I began photographing this series on The Divine Nine in September of 2014, and continue to travel throughout the Southeast documenting the nine Black Greek fraternities and sororities, some of the longest running organizations in African American history. Each of these Black Greek lettered organizations has a rich legacy. The first, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was founded on December 4th, 1906, and many college-educated Black families in the United States have close ties to one or more of these historical institutions.
“Divine” is an ongoing body of work focused on the connection between history and the ritualistic natures of these groups. As a documentary artist I am interested in identifying aspects within African American culture that reinforce its connection to the African diaspora. In the course of this work, I found myself concentrating primarily on the rituals, drawn to particular individuals who present themselves with extraordinary poise and presence to my lens, giving new meaning to the “Divine,” in “The Divine Nine.”
Co-sponsored by the Power Plant Gallery, at Duke University. Visit their current exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Males (thru Nov. 21, 2015). For more information and directions see: powerplantgallery.org.
Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
View a photography exhibit by José Galvez in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
Where to get more information: