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Burlington, NC 27215
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Arts & Museums
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is a memorial to help educate the public of current and future generations of Charlotte Hawkins Brown's contributions to educating the African American community in Greensboro. The Palmer Memorial Institute was founded by Brown in 1902, and continued educating rural African American youth for 10 years after her death in 1961. Brown named the institution after her mentor Alice Freeman Palmer. There are tours of historic structures such as dormitories and Brown's residence are given, exhibits and audio-visual presentations are also given. Numerous special events celebrated at the site each year, and among them include Brown's birthday, African American History Month, African American Heritage Festival, as well as a Christmas Open House.
Burwell School, constructed in 1921 by John Berry, was the home of Reverend Robert Burwell and his family. The Reverend's wife Margaret Anna Burwell used her home to run a girls' school from 1837 to 1857, whence the name Burwell School. Following this the building was used as a home for notable residents of Hillsborough. Burwell School has been working as a historic house museum since 1964. The house, with exhibits and regular events, give visitors a glimpse into the Hillsborough citizens' lives during the Civil War era.
The key aspect to the Greensboro Children's Museum, the part that they stress is that above all else, is that the children that come through their doors get to experience something educational and interactive. There are outreach programs for children throughout the community that seek to educate the youth about nature through activities in science. There are various kinds of field-trips available including fun sleepovers.
Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro Historical Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. There are exhibits that are both the permanent kind as well as those that are here for only a limited time.
The Tyler White Gallery showcases art that is meant to be exhibited in your office or home, and will do its utmost to help you find the right piece for your personal space. The rotating exhibits at the gallery cater to a variety of tastes, and have featured artists like Lauren Worth, Molly Davis and Mike Hoyt. First time collectors should take advantage of the gallery's installation and presentation consulting services.
The African American Atelier is a non-profit group that promotes African American art awareness, and achieves that goal by hosting art classes for children and adults alike and various exhibits throughout the year. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Greensboro Cultural Center and is spread over three spaces. The featured artwork changes frequently, so check the website for special events and artist receptions.
The Green Hill Center is dedicated to promoting arts and culture. It has four floors of art galleries that host a variety of paintings and cultural exhibits. Additionally, there are studios, classrooms and rehearsal halls that showcase events and informative workshops. If you enjoy arts and culture, the Green Hill Center is the place to go.
A place where you will not only find great designer glasses frames, but also an art gallery and jeweler. Above all else, View on Elm's primary focus is all about eyewear. The style of the store is matched and is perfectly in sync with its owner, Becky Causey, who has gotten frames for her store as far and wide as New York, Paris, Munich and Barcelona.
The goal and lasting mission of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is to educate future generations, and also not let anyone forget Greensboro's as well as the nation's struggle for Civil Rights. Everything that began with the sit-in protest of the Woolworth-lunch counter 1960 by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and every battle in-between is chronicled inside these walls. This is truly an inspiring monument to history.
A former factory. today this building houses the Elsewhere Collaborative. It is a place for artists and students from all walks of life to find inspiration for their art and their stories. It is a living museum, and is also place for these artistic thoughts to be nurtured through residencies, live productions, or other means that help to bring it all into fruition.
Located in the Arts and Antiques District in Downtown Greensboro, Artmongerz showcases the work of local artists who work in a variety of media, all with a modern edge. The in-house studio allows visitors to watch the artists at work while they create their latest piece. Events are held the first Friday of each month to celebrate the art on display.
The Marshall Art Gallery allows people of all tastes and budgets the opportunity to learn more about the art world in a casual, friendly environment. The gallery contains sculpture, glass work, paintings, pottery and jewelry, and provides custom framing services in case any of the work on display catches your eye. In addition to the pieces for sale, the gallery also hosts art classes, tours and shows. Exhibits showcase art from around the world, and new work is displayed on the first Sunday of each month. The gallery can also be rented for private events.