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9th Wonder, art exhibits are must-see
 
Published Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:37 am
by Michaela L. Duckett

Exhibit: Passages
“Passages” is a 30,000 square foot, interactive, non-sectarian, traveling exhibition of the world’s largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts.


Some 400 artifacts are on display in the family-friendly exhibition, which takes visitors on an interactive journey through time.


From ancient Jewish synagogues to King James’ Jerusalem Chamber in Westminster Abbey, guests witness items that have shaped culture throughout the ages and participate in hands-on activities, including a workshop replica of the Gutenberg Press.


“Passages” will remain on display at the former IBM Headquarters (8405 IBM Drive) until March 2013.


The exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are available onsite and at www.ExplorePassages.com/charlotte.


Event: 9th Wonder at Republic
Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder is coming to Charlotte for a DJ set.


The Winston-Salem native was a member of the acclaimed group Little Brother and has produced for Jay Z, Destiny’s Child, Drake, Mary J. Blige and many others. His DJ set promises to take the crowd back to an era when hip-hop music was at its best.


9th Wonder will be at Republic (314 N. College St.) on Sept. 29. Doors open at 10 p.m. Advanced tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.thesolkitchen.com.


Exhibit: E Pluribus Unum
The title for this exhibit, “E Pluribus Unum” is Latin for “out of many, one.”


The exhibit explores the experience of pluralism in American, conveying the concept that diverse traditions, perspectives and philosophies add value to the whole.


The display includes the works of Charlotte-based artists Barbara Schreiber, Grant Baldwin, Carrie Gault and Jason Michel. It also includes works by Michael Murphy of Georgia, the collaboration team Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese of New York, historical artists Arthur Mole and John Thomas.


 “E Pluribus Unum” is presented by the College of Arts + Architecture and is on display at UNC Charlotte City Center (320 E. 9th St.). The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 1.


Out of Town: A Black Odyssey
This fall North Carolina will host the national debut of a Smithsonian exhibition, “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey.”


The exhibition is curated by renowned English and Jazz scholar Robert G. O’Meally, the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature and founder of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University.


The exhibit opens Oct. 13 at Reynolds House Museum of American Art in Winston Salem (2250 Reynolds Road).
Call (336) 758-5524 or visit www.ReynoldsHouse.org for more information.

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