What I love about Barkley L. Hendricks’ work is his ability to own the Black body. He captured the soul and spirit of Black people – our essence. Mr. Hendrick’s oil paintings are perfectly imperfect. Many of these works (which are mostly of men – but he also did women and nudes) were created in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but look like stylish Instagram portraits of today. He was so visionary that he created work that is still culturally relevant and withstand the test of time. No wonder his retrospective exhibit in 2008 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (which also traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem) was aptly entitled “Birth of Cool.” EW
Last night my boyfriend and I went to Late Night at the Museum. He’s a member of the Nasher Sculpture Museum and a Partner at the DMA so he gets all these awesome perks. For example, we got VIP wrist bands to enjoy fancy cheeses and all the locally brewed ale we could handle. It’s also pretty cool to see these big money prestigious white couples stare at the only hip Black kids behind the ropes like, “How did THEY get wrist bands?”
We’re cultured too, yo. We love art just as much as you.
Oh yeah, my hair is cool too. Aaaaand, my button says ‘bye Felicia’.
My husband and I recently bought our first house and moved to Chapel Hill. I was hoping you could provide some suggestions of the best places in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area for a couple in their late 20's to explore, have date night, etc?
welcome! first of all, i apologize that it took me so long to respond. i wanted to try to curate a good list for you, which required some time. secondly, i could wax poetic about the triangle all day long — there really is something for everyone around here! these are some of my favorite restaurants, watering holes, sights, and activities. there are a couple that i haven’t been to, but have only heard wonderful things about, so i included them. other locals, please add your two cents.
[i won’t add detail about all of these places, otherwise we’d be here all day. everything is linked though]