On Wednesday, March 29, the West Building galleries, Museum Store, and Iris restaurant will be closed to prepare for annual fundraiser Art in Bloom. Sip coffee bar in West Building will remain open. Please note that admission will be charged to visit the West Building galleries during Art in Bloom, March 30–April 2. Tickets are available here. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors.
Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle
East Building, Level A, Julian T. Baker Jr. Photography Galleries; Free
Born in 1938 in Raleigh, North Carolina, Burk Uzzle began his career at age 17 as a staff photographer for the News & Observer. At 23 he was Life magazine’s youngest photographer, capturing powerful images of American life and culture.
Uzzle is known for his iconic photographs of the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., and Woodstock. He is now an independent photographer based in Wilson, North Carolina, and continues to chronicle American life from coast to coast.
This exhibition provides an overview of Uzzle’s career and is organized in collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum at UNC–Chapel Hill and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. As a tribute to one of North Carolina’s most renowned photographers, each museum is focusing on a different aspect of Uzzle’s work, and all three shows will be on view concurrently during the summer of 2016.
Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.