Delta Arts Center




February 4 - April 26

Invitational 2014 @ Delta Arts

Make plans to visit our current exhibition of juried artworks by North Carolina African American artists and vote in our People’s Choice Awards!  Voting will be held for the duration of the exhibit and artwork/artist with the most votes will be awarded $250.  Exhibition is free and open to the public.  Guided tours are by appointment only with a suggested donation of $5 per person, please call 722-2625 to schedule.  Artworks are for sale and benefit the artists and the center.  Support local artists by buying local art!

Saturday, April 12 @ 8:30 am - 4 pm

Day Trip to Visit Archibald Motley Exhibit, Nasher, Duke Univ.

Join us as we travel to tour the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Nasher, Duke University on Saturday, April 12th


8:30 am – Depart from Delta Arts Center

10:00 am – Arrive at Nasher for guided tour of Archibald Motley exhibit

1:00 pm – Lunch at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles in downtown Durham

4:00 pm – Return to Delta Arts Center


Cost: $30 per person (member) and $35 (for non-member)*Does not include lunch.

Limited seating is available; for reservations contact or 336-722-2625.   

About the exhibit: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist includes 42 works from each period of Motley’s lifelong career, from 1919 to 1960. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his native Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure. His portraits are voyeuristic but also genealogical examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Motley does not shy away from folklore fantasies; he addresses slavery and racism head on. The exhibition also features his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950’s Mexico. Significant works will be presented together for the first time.