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REST IN PEACE: BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS

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

anonymous asked:

Hola! Conoces algún ejemplo de circulación de un edificio que sea un poco diferente al clásico pasillo?

No hagas pasillos si para ti un pasillo es simplemente dos paredes paralelas. Crea espacios de circulación como en el Nasher Museum of Art de Rafael Viñoly.

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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’.

anonymous asked:

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]

chapel hill/carrboro

food/drinkjujube | 411 west | mediterranean deli | glass half full | milltown | crook’s corner | vimala’s curry blossom cafe | merritt’s store + grill | carrburritos | the crunkleton | allen & son bbq

sights/activitiesackland art museum | coker arboretum | flyleaf books | varsity and chelsea theaters | southern season cooking classes + events | shows at memorial hall and cat’s cradle | unc campus [i am most certainly biased, but the upper quads really can’t be beat in the spring + fall]

just outside: hillsborough is a quaint town and you can hike at occoneechee state natural area. saxapahaw is also an up + coming spot on the haw river — there are a couple restaurants, shows at the haw river ballroom, and kayaking/canoeing.

durham

food/drinkmateo tapas | nana taco | old havana sandwich shop | vin rouge | 604 west village | lilly’s pizza | monuts donuts | scratch bakery | dos perros | guglhupf | bull city burger + brewery | kokyu food truck | the federal | tonali | alley twenty six | fullsteam brewery | triangle brewery | bar lusconi 

sights/activitiescarolina theater [hands down my favorite date night activity] | sarah p. duke gardens | nasher museum of art | eno river state park | farmers market + food trucks on saturday mornings | durham bulls baseball | american tobacco trail | durham performing arts center | museum of life + science

raleigh [my least explored of the three, so please add to my list, raleigh folks]

food/drinkbusy bee cafe | gravy | fox liquor bar | sitti | oak city meatball | flying saucer | chuck’s | gringo a go go | raleigh times | humble pie 

sights/activitiesumstead state park | nc art museum | nc museum of natural sciences | jordan lake | contemporary art museum  | movies + music at koka booth amphitheater | historic city market

note that a lot of the museums have music, movies, etc, so do some exploring on their websites to find cool events. there is usually a lot going on in the summer. 

welcome to the area + enjoy!