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Past Exhibitions

Over the years, the NCC Gallery has presented exhibitions on a wide variety of topics. Many of the exhibit labels, photographs and artifact lists on past exhibitions are preserved in reference files. This information can be provided to researchers by contacting the Gallery's keeper, Linda Jacobson. Provided below are brief descriptions of some of these exhibitions:

 

student organizations poster

FROM DI-PHIS TO LORELEIS:
A History of Student Organizations at UNC

Exhibition Dates: February 17 - May 31, 2011

Catawba pottery

UNEARTHING NATIVE HISTORY:
The UNC Catawba Archaeological Project

Exhibition Dates: October 15- January 31, 2011

image of poor child


THE POOR AMONG US:
Photography of Poverty in North Carolina

Exhibition Dates: June 10 - September 30, 2010

 

Davie Poplar

NOBLE TREES, TRAVELED PATHS:
The Carolina Landscape Since 1793

Exhibition Dates: February 15- May 31, 2010

journalism students, 1960

CONSECRATED TO THE COMMON GOOD: 100 Years of Journalism Education at UNC-Chapel Hill

Exhibition Dates: September 10, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Rogers Road couple

WE'RE ALL FAMILY HERE:
Preserving Community Heritage in the Rogers Road Neighborhood of Chapel Hill

Exhibition Dates: June 12 - August 31, 2009

van eeden settlers

 

CULTIVATING THE "GREAT WINTER GARDEN": Immigrant Colonies in Eastern
North Carolina, 1866-1940

Exhibition Dates: March 5 - June 5, 2009

SOAPBOXES AND TREE STUMPS:
Political Campaigning in North Carolina

Exhibition Dates: September 15, 2008 - February 15, 2009

government agents with confiscated moonshine, ca. 1950s
SATAN IN A BOTTLE: A History of the Production and Control of Alcoholic Beverages in NC

Exhibition Dates: June 16 - August 31, 2008

LINES OF HUMOR, SHADES OF CONTROVERSY: A Century of Student Cartooning at UNC

Exhibition Dates: February 14 - May 31, 2008
Raleigh portrait
A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER:
THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR WALTER RALEIGH


Exhibition Dates: October 18, 2007 - January 31, 2008
Greetings from North Carolina exhibition poster

GREETINGS FROM NORTH CAROLINA:
A Century of Postcards from the
Durwood Barbour Collection


Exhibition Dates: June 14 - September 30, 2007

portraits from exhibition

CAROLINA FACES: The Photography of
Don Sturkey

Exhibition Dates: February 15 - May 31, 2007

early map of Carolina

DEFINING A STATE: A Selection of Maps of
North Carolina, 1776-1860


Exhibition Dates: October 19, 2006 through
January 31, 2007

train

TAR HEEL TRACKS: Early Railroad Development in North Carolina, 1830s-1890s

Exhibition Dates: July 19 through October 8, 2006

Davie

WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE:
Soldier, Statesman, and Founder of The University of North Carolina


Exhibition Dates: February 16 through June 30, 2006

Victorian Women


KEEPING THE DEVIL AT BAY: The Pastimes of North Carolina Women in the
Victorian Age, 1837-1901

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2005 through January 31, 2006

Sour Stomachs Graphic


SOUR STOMACHS & GALLOPING HEADACHES
Treating the Sick in North Carolina, 1500s-1900s

Exhibition Dates: June 22 through September 30, 2005

Tar Heel Ink Graphic


TAR HEEL INK
Student Publications at UNC, 1844-2005


Exhibition Dates: February 24 through June 3, 2005

The Wilson Library Graphic


THE WILSON LIBRARY
Celebrating 75 Years of Public Service

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2004, through February 13, 2005

Where the  Buffalo Once Roamed


NORTH CAROLINA
Where The Buffalo Once Roamed

Exhibition Dates: July 8 through October 8, 2004

NC Writers Graphic

NORTH CAROLINA WRITERS
A Photographer's Odyssey

Exhibition Dates: April 7 through June 24, 2004

The Students' Plate Graphic
Hugh Morton Exhibit Graphic

WITH CAMERA IN HAND
An Exhibition of Photographs by Hugh Morton

Exhibition Dates: October 2 through December 31, 2003

cabinet of curios

CABINET OF CURIOS
Museum Objects in the North Carolina Collection

Exhibition Dates: June 10 through August 31, 2003 

All the Charms of Nature Graphic

ALL THE CHARMS OF NATURE
A History of Landscaping at UNC-Chapel Hill

Exhibition Dates: February 3 through May 31, 2003

Blackbeard the pirate


NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERIES, MYTHS, & LEGENDS

Exhibition Dates: September 5, 2002, through January 19, 2003

 

Horse racing

THE SPORT OF KINGS (AND PEASANTS)
Horse Racing in North Carolina Before the
Civil War of the 19th Century

Exhibition Dates: January 17 through March 20, 2002

nc mountains
 

LAWSON'S LEGACY
Nature Writing in North Carolina, 1701-2001

Exhibition Dates: September 7 through December 31, 2001


andy griffith show trading cards


ANDY GRIFFITH
Chapel Hill to Mayberry and Beyond

Exhibition Dates: June 14 through August 22, 2001


marine recruiting poster

'OVER THERE' IN THE GREAT WAR
William B. Umstead & World War I

Exhibition Dates: March 1 through May 31, 2001

Thomas Wolfe


A KIND OF MAGIC DOOR
Thomas Wolfe at the University of North Carolina,
1916-1920

Exhibition Dates: October 2 through December 31, 2000

bank note

HARD CASH & HARD TIMES
A History of North Carolina Currency


Exhibition Dates: November 4, 1998, through May 31, 1999

 

Early Maps in NC Graphic

THIS LANDE...STRETCHING IT SELFE TO THE WEST
Early Maps of North Carolina and the Southeast,
1529-1775

Exhibition Dates: October 5, 1997, through February 2, 1998

 

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Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890
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