Maritime crafts in Hatteras, a drawing workshop in Winston-Salem and a performance by legendary folk singer Judy Collins in Raleigh are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
The weekend starts off Thursday when the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteraswill help kids make maritime-themed crafts as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of the museum’s wonderful galleries. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a drawing workshop led by a Wake Forest professor in the afternoon.
Friday, the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will present a 1960s-style, psychedelic murder mystery dinner as the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City hosts an interactive art making workshop for kids and families. In Raleigh, the N.C. Museum of Art will team up with Morehead Planetarium and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to offer a stargazing session in the Museum Park before screening the classic baseball film Bull Durham.
Saturday kicks off with bicycle tours hosted by the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southportthat highlight the history of its hometown and special, informal tours of the outdoor History of Harvest exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Throughout the day Historic Edenton will celebrate the reopening of the Roanoke River Lighthouse with special tours, before iconic folk singer Judy Collins will take the stage of the outdoor amphitheater at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh that evening.
This weekend is also a great time to check out some fantastic special exhibitions now on view across the state. The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh has Bull City Summer, a multimedia exploration of one season with the country’s most famous minor league baseball team, and Sacred Motherhood, which features 13 diverse representations of mother and child from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Across town, the N.C. Museum of History’s Stagville: Black and White showcases Durham’s Historic Stagville in stunning photographs, while the Queen Anne’s Revenge: 1718 traveling exhibit of treasures from Blackbeard’s flagship is on view at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in Winnabow.
Winston-Salem‘s SECCA is now showing Neil Goldberg: Anthology, which examines life in art through a variety of media and Claire Harvey: Daily Measures, which features works that transform everyday materials and witnessed subjects into fascinating microcosms.
Check out DCR’s calendar for more information on these and other events, and a enjoy a great North Carolina weekend!