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We’re reimagining the People’s Collection, and your favorites may be on the move. If you’re visiting to see a particular object, please email help@ncartmuseum.org to confirm it’s on view. Staff will respond as soon as possible during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Our Judaic, Rodin, Italian, Dutch and Renaissance, and Modern and Contemporary galleries will remain on view through May 29, 2022, along with a selection of works from the African arts collection. West Building will then close to the public, reopening October 8, 2022. Learn more about this exciting reinstallation project and related reopening celebrations. 

Black and: A Conversation about the Arts and Black@Intersection

/ March 15, 2022
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, in Winston-Salem, NC, has been an affiliate of the NCMA since 2007. Today NCMA members receive reciprocal membership with SECCA and can enjoy all the museum has to offer, including Duane Cyrus’s groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Black@Intersection: Contemporary Black Voices in Art, on view through April 17, 2022.
Bessie Award–nominated performer, choreographer, and professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Duane Cyrus guest curated the exhibition, which features many North Carolina artists.

 

Duane and I share a passion for enlivening the gallery space with movement, dance, music, and the spoken word. At the North Carolina Museum of Art, my mission has included increasing the diversity of artists and artistry in our outdoor venues while also showcasing the performing arts inside the museum walls, all in an effort to create a sense of belonging and joy for all visitors.  Reimagining the People’s Collection, set to open this fall at the NCMA, will echo that passion, particularly in the new multiarts gallery called Art Includes, which seeks to stir up the sometimes static experience of visiting an art museum.
 
At SECCA I sat down with Duane to talk about his show Black@Intersection, what intersectionality means, and the importance of lifting Black voices in the arts.

 

Featured in Black@Intersection: Destinie Adelakun, Ade—Oya and Oshun’s Crown (2020)

“There’s a beauty in Blackness, in all its diversity.”

—Duane Cyrus

Moses T. Alexander Greene
Moses T. Alexander Greene is director of performing arts and film at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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