Exhibition Status: Past

To the Hoop | Basketball and Contemporary Art

From its storied invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as a recreational activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has uniquely captured America’s imagination—and stolen North Carolina’s heart.

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Ostensibly So: Sculpture from the Collection

This exhibition offers new ways of looking at three-dimensional objects. Whether forms that no longer serve their original intent, eye-catching works that avoid specific contexts, witty re-interpretations of objects, or illusionistic wonders, the artworks included in Ostensibly So reflect a fascination with and exploration of the methods and materials of artmaking as well as the concepts of form and function.

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