Burning Coal Theatre will present B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome, an exhibit of filmed autobiographical stories by 21 Jewish seniors from across the Triangle, this summer at City of Raleigh Museum.
The tales mark the culmination of a month-long storytelling workshop, a community outreach project funded by a grant from the Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors and private donors. “In a time when seniors might have felt more socially or geographically isolated due to the pandemic, focusing on stories of welcoming and returning seemed particularly appropriate,” says program coordinator Staci Sabarsky. “They’re sharing amazing personal stories, from welcoming love back into their life, to the welcome they received upon returning home from military service. We wanted the stories to be uplifting for the community.”
Sabarsky helped participants from across the Triangle develop their stories for a month in sessions over Zoom. The seniors were then professionally filmed in individual sessions at Burning Coal Theatre.
Their stories will be shown on 20 separate screens distributed throughout the COR Museum’s main lobby commonly called Raleigh’s Living Room on the museum’s first floor.
B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome will run June 28 through August 31, 2022 at the City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free. For further information about the exhibit, visit www.cityofraleighmuseum.org, or email email@example.com.
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Burning Coal Theatre Company is an intimate, professional theatre and an incorporated non-profit (501 (c)(3) organization in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Burning Coal’s mission is to produce literate, visceral, affecting theatre that is experienced, not simply seen. It produces explosive reexaminations of overlooked classic and modern plays, as well as new plays whose themes and issues are of immediate concern to our audience, using the best local, national, and international artists available. The company works toward a theatre of high-energy performances and minimalist production values. The emphasis is on literate works that are felt and experienced viscerally to create an active role for the audience, unlike more traditional linear plays, at which audiences are most often asked to observe without participating
Sacred spaces, sacred stories
Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation is excited to announce the opening of “Sacred Spaces, Sacred Stories,” an exhibit about Raleigh’s historic African American Mount Hope Cemetery.
The Raleigh City Museum is the first stop for this stunning multimedia exhibit, a joint effort between the museum and Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation (RCCP).
Established in 1872, Mount Hope Cemetery is the first municipal cemetery for the newly freed in North Carolina. The display highlights stories about men and women interred in the cemetery, many born into slavery, who helped to build a thriving community in Raleigh.
The exhibit panels feature audio of RCCP’s annual Mount Hope Cemetery walking tour narrated by Edna Rich-Ballentine and Jane Thurman through QR codes that link to cell phone QR code scanners.
RCCP appreciates the interest, teamwork, and efforts of the Raleigh City Museum staff to showcase this beautiful cemetery and important history of Raleigh through “Sacred Spaces, Sacred Stories.”
We are also grateful to you, our RCCP members, whose generosity and donations helped make this display a reality.
The traveling exhibit will be at the Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, until June 19, 2022. We hope you will enjoy the exhibit!
The City of Raleigh Museum to Open New Exhibit, "Raleigh’s Living Room: Rest, Reflect, Respond"
The City of Raleigh Museum invites you into the museum to find rest, reflect on your life, and respond to prompts aimed at focusing on your mental health. In its newest temporary exhibit, "Raleigh’s Living Room: Rest, Reflect, Respond", the museum is focusing on art therapy and the need for self-care during these very stressful times. Every month, the exhibit will feature a prompt that asks visitors to reflect on a certain aspect of their lives then draw a response on the dry erase wall. Additionally, each month a local artist will respond to the same prompt and their art will be visible for the month.
October ArtistDuring the month of October, V. Cullum Rogers, cartoonist, will be featured. As a career editorial cartoonist, he became close friends with Dwane Powell, who is the subject of the City of Raleigh Museum's "You Really Stuck It To Me Today: Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell" which is closing at the end of October. Rogers will be dedicating his drawing to the memory of Powell who passed away in 2019.
November ArtistThe November artist will be Jose Manuel Cruz. Originally from New Jersey, Jose identifies as “Colorican,” a term coined by the artist, reflects his identity as an individual born of a Colombian mother, Gladys, and Puerto Rican father, Armando, and being born in America. In 1998, he became a certified teacher in Art. Cruz has exhibited his works in the United States and abroad. His career as an exhibiting artist began at the Newark Museum’s Elementary Art Exhibits and continues to this day with his most recent works being featured in Humacao, Puerto Rico. In 2016, WBGO Jazz 88, an iconic entertainment landmark in downtown Newark, hosted Cruz’s solo show Return of the Native Son, curated by Mansa K Musa. Cruz’s works were also included in the Colores exhibition in 2012 at North Carolina Central University Art Museum. Colores was a group exhibition that included works by 10 different Latino artists in observance of Latino Heritage Month. Cruz is presently the Art Teacher at James E. Shepard IB Middle School in Durham, NC. Cruz will be drawing from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday on Nov. 5 as part of the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum's 5th Annual Day of the Dead event.
The City of Raleigh Museum’s to Close “You Really Stuck it to Me Today”: ThePolitical Cartoons of Dwane Powell on October 31, 2021
The City of Raleigh Museum’s to Close “You Really Stuck it to Me Today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell on October 31, 2021
The City of Raleigh Museum announces the closure of its exhibit focused on the life and career of Dwane Powell, after a four-year run. “You Really Stuck it to Me Today”: The Political Cartoons of Dwane Powell, opened in June 2017 and will close on October 31, 2021.
The exhibit features 25 original cartoons spanning the length of his career and an original mural painted Powell. One of the many highlights of the exhibit is the dry erase wall that inspired visitors of all ages to try their hand at drawing their own cartoons.
Throughout the four years, more than 65,000 people visited the exhibit, making it one of the most popular exhibits in the museum’s history.
Dwane Powell passed away in April 2019. Prior to his passing, Dwane frequently brought friends and family from around the world to visit the exhibit. Up until a couple weeks before he died, he was visiting the exhibit. The museum staff will always value the time spent with Dwane.
The final day to view the exhibit will be Sunday, October 31st.
Where: City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
When: Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
Contact: Call the museum at 919-996-2220 for more details.
The City of Raleigh Museum and The Carolinian announces a special temporary exhibit entitled, “Good People, Good Place: The History of College Park.” From September 13 – 19, visitors can learn about the history, culture, and people from one of Raleigh’s oldest African American neighborhoods.
The exhibit designed by community members kicks-off a week-long celebration of this endangered community founded in the shadow of St. Augustine’s University in 1920.
The opening reception will be September 13 at 6:30 in the City of Raleigh Museum.
For more information contact the City of Raleigh Museum at (919) 996-2220.
COR Museum hosts new exhibit The Kiwanis Club of Raleigh: 100 years of Helping Children
The City of Raleigh Museum Re-Opens on Saturday, Sept. 12th, with Surprise Exhibit Featuring 'Joseph Winters: The Music Maker' and 'Raleigh Home Movie Day'
Another September event on tap is “Rediscovering the Legacy of John Hunter” Documentary Debut with Dorothea Dix Park
After being closed to the public since mid-March, the City of Raleigh Museum will re-open its doors at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12.
“We are so excited to once again be able to be open to the public,” says Ernest Dollar, COR’s executive director. “We have so missed sharing the museum with visitors to downtown Raleigh as well as our members.”
To celebrate COR’s re-opening, the museum is offering, in addition to its permanent exhibits, a new exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of influential music promoter Joseph Winters.
“Joseph Winters: The Music Maker” explores the life of one of the city’s earliest African American policemen who also brought musical legends including James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to perform in Raleigh.
“During his 40-year career, Winters shaped the Capital City’s cultural landscape by working with these nationally recognized artists,” Dollar explained. “We are thrilled to be able to share facts about his extraordinary life as part of our museum re-opening.”
The exhibit, which features facts about Winters’ life and some of the legendary artists who entertained Raleigh audiences, will run through February 2021.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.
Also on Saturday, COR will host a virtual “Raleigh Home Movie Day” in partnership with A/V Geeks:
When: Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Virtually)
Where: Streaming Live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter & Twitch
http://www.avgeeks.com/wp2/home-movie-day/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/957040231436587
You’ve been stuck at home, tackling those long-overlooked projects like reorganizing closets, going through boxes in attics and basements. You dug up some old family heirlooms, photos and films. What hidden treasures lie in those old home movies that you found? Participate in our first Online Home Movie Day Raleigh and find out the value of these unique cultural and historical documents and how to save them for future generations. Spend the afternoon watching old films and playing Home Movie Day bingo and as an added bonus get a free digital transfer of your screened film! The deadline to submit your home movies is Saturday, Sept. 5. Choose up to 10 minutes of your home movies on film (that's roughly 3 (three), 50ft reels of 8mm film) or video tape and bring to: A/V Geeks Archive, 714 Tyler Road, Raleigh, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 247-7752 to make other arrangements.
Home Movie Day was started in 2002 as a worldwide celebration of amateur home movies, during which people in cities and towns all over the world would get to meet local film archivists, find out about the long-term benefits of film versus video and digital media, and - most importantly - get to watch those old family films. “Home Movie Day is historically a public event,” says Skip Elsheimer, founder of A/V Geeks, “but by streaming it online we bring these films back into the intimate space of people’s living rooms to share with new generations.”
Finally, another COR event planned for September is:
“Roots of Raleigh: Rediscovering the Legacy of John Hunter”
What: Documentary Premiere of “Roots of Raleigh: Rediscovering the Legacy of John Hunter”
When: Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.
Where: The virtual event will be conducted via City of Raleigh YouTube Live (youtube.com/cityofraleigh)
The COR Museum staff have been working to uncover more of the African American history of the Dorothea Dix Park site. Through research by City historians, a remarkable family tree now exists connecting “Uncle” John Hunter, an enslaved person on the Spring Hill Plantation born in the 1760s, to families living in Washington D.C. and New York. In November 2019, descendants of John Hunter traveled to Raleigh to learn more about their ancestors’ important contributions to the City, State and beyond. Join the City of Raleigh for the debut of a new documentary that follows the Hunter descendants as they explore their recently uncovered Raleigh roots dating back 225 years. Following the virtual documentary premiere, hear from family members about their experience of discovery and connection in a discussion along with Dollar and Valerie Johnson, chair of the N.C. African American Heritage Commission.
About City of Raleigh Museum
The COR Museum was founded as the Raleigh City Museum in 1993. In 2011, the City of Raleigh took over operations of the museum and is now part of the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department. Located at 220 Fayetteville St. the museum features exhibit, displays and programs that highlight the history and culture of North Carolina’s capital city. For more information on the museum visit https://raleighnc.gov/places/city-raleigh-museum The museum is open Tue – Sat, 9 – 4 pm, Sun, 1- 4 pm and can be reached at 919 996-2220.
About Dorothea Dix Park
Dorothea Dix Park is the site of one of the most exciting new park projects in America. 308-acre site blends historic architecture and rich landscapes into a unique destination in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. The effort to create Dorothea Dix Park is a public-private partnership between the City of Raleigh and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy. The City owns and operates Dorothea Dix Park. The Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to support the City by serving as its philanthropic partner. Learn more at dixpark.org
A Delicious Country
Explorer John Lawson trekked through the Carolina colony in 1701, recording all he saw. Three centuries later, Raleigh journalist, Scott Huler, followed his trail documenting what had changed and what remained the same. Their journeys are featured in a new exhibit, A Delicious Country, at the COR Museum on display through March 22, 2020.
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