Pop América, 1965-1975 F EBRUARY 2 1 – JU LY 2 1 The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents the first exhibition with a hemispheric vision of Pop art’s engaging imagery, highlighting the significant contribution of Latin American and Latino/a artists. The exhibit makes a timely and critical contribution to a more complete understanding of this artistic period and features nearly 100 works by artists connecting Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and the United States. Free programs and events, including an opening talk by guest curator and Duke Professor Esther Gabara, complement the exhibition.
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Black Atlantic: Fatoumata Diawara MAR C H 26 Poised to become one of Africa’s most significant international stars in decades, this Malian-born actor and music artist comes to Motorco Music Hall as a part of Duke Performances’ six-day festival celebrating the music of Africa and the diaspora. Her 2012 debut, “Fatou,” brought a fresh R&B take on Mali’s Wassoulou tradition, while her 2018 follow-up, “Nterini,” takes a bend toward African pop music.
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Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0
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Dive into a classic Wild Kratts adventure with the Kratt brothers, Martin and Chris, as they combine live action and animation on stage with the rest of the Wild Kratts team on screen at Durham Performing Arts Center. An exciting and inspiring quest awaits the young and young at heart as the brothers “activate creature power” and share their animal knowledge with the audience.
Pick out a locally crafted bowl to take home and sample soups created by chefs from Bull City restaurants at the Durham Convention Center. The fundraiser supports Urban Ministries of Durham.
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(clockwise from top left) Pop América: Marisol Escobar, Mi mamá y yo (My Mother and I), 1968. Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Bequest of Marisol, 2016. © 2018 Estate of Marisol. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS); Fatoumata: Photo by Aïda Muluneh; Empty Bowls: photo courtesy of Urban Ministries of Durham; Wild Kratts Live 24: photo by Chris Ocken, Ocken Photography
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