Comfort Inn University Durham - Chapel Hill
3508 Mt. Moriah Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 490-4949
Fax: (919) 419-0535
Arts & Museums
An eclectic and diverse collection of artifacts and historic displays on the history of North Carolina, as well as the history of the University of North Carolina, is on display at this unique gallery. Historic and authentically decorated rooms that include Sir Walter Raleigh Rooms, the Early Carolina Rooms, and an early 19th century library from the Hayes Plantation are also featured at this gallery. Guided tours are available every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Located on the second level of the Dean E. Smith Center, this 3,000 square foot room contains artifacts and highlight tapes of some of the greatest moments in the University's rich sports history. Exhibits designed by Jerry Goodman, the designer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, are also on display.
Unique 3,100 square foot museum that features artifacts and memorabilia of the University of North Carolina's men's basketball program with both static and technological items on display.
This is one of the largest planetariums in the country. The immense domed Star Theater houses a completely automated Zeiss Model VI Star Projector, one of the very few in the world. Shows include "Solar System Adventure," for older students and adults, "Sol & Company" for the youngsters and "Larry, Cat in Space" for the preschool set. Tickets go on sale one half-hour before show time.
Features of this center include a Hall of Honors and the Heavner Theater for football archives that displays cases of historical artifacts and memorabilia, as well as interactive kiosks and vintage photographs.
Dedicated in 1958 and renovated in the early 1990s, Ackland Art Museum is on the University of North Carolina's campus and features everything from European paintings, contemporary American works, as well as Asian and African art. There really is nearly thousands of works on display. Paintings and sculptures by well-known artists Degas and Pisarro are part of the museum's permanent collection. The museum annually hosts four to six temporary exhibits. In the past, these exhibits have included famous artists such as Andy Warhol and Edvard Munch. Admission is free.
The Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on space for kids to explore and learn. This interactive museum offers weekly events, hosts birthday parties, and waives admission fees on Sunday, opening up the fun to all.
The ArtsCenter in Carrboro provides a plethora of events and activities to the area. The ArtsCenter has hosted musical performances, festivals and theater performances on Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater. The Center's gallery showcases the work of local artists. It also provides a variety of classes to both youths and adults alike. With a dance studio, multipurpose room and theater, ArtsCenter has a full calender that is worth checking out.
With a superb location on the sprawling campus of the Duke University, the Nasher Museum of Art was founded in 1969, and currently boasts a stunning collection of African, Medieval and Renaissance Art as well as other displays. On your way out, stop by their cafe which serves some delicious panini sandwiches, juicy crab cakes, curried chicken and salads, and wash it down with fresh fruit juices, Indian chai or sparkling wine. Check website for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions.
This otherwise regular homestead came into prominence owing to the American Civil War. It was at this farm, where Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman signed the papers pertaining to the surrender of the Confederate troops, thereby ending the fierce Civil War. Now, it is known as the Bennett Place State Historic Site and is open to visitors.
Various works by African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries are displayed at this museum that is known as having the most "important publicly assembled collection of African-American art in North Carolina." Objects from the African continent are also on display.
Dedicated to presenting exhibits of Jewish religious and creative arts and crafts, this gallery features traveling exhibits of highly acclaimed Israeli and regional artists, as well as original programs of Judaica and religious prints and books from the Rosenzweig Collection.