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Our current exhibit EKPHRASIS draws on the long history of ekphrastic poetry – poems that in some way respond to a work of art, usually through description, interpretation, or critique. In this exhibit, eight contemporary artists have responded in various mediums to images significant in the history of photography. Andrea Donnelly's inverted positive/negative weavings create a visual poem responding to Anna Atkin's botanical cyanotypes, and Max Adam's finely detailed graphite drawings subtly alter one of Eadweard Muybridge's Horse in Locomotion series. Featuring photography, weaving, drawing, painting, collage, poetry, sculpture, and music, EKPHRASIS offers a broad sweep of photographic history through contemporary eyes.

View the gallery guide HERE. The exhibit is curated by Jessina Leonard.


Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6, 3-6pm
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Spoken Word Performance with Franny Choi, Opening by Blackspace: Monday, May 7, 7:30pm
Please reserve your free ticket HERE.

A Lecture on Gordon Parks with Dr. John Edwin Mason: Thursday, May 24, 7pm
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An Evening with Kamara Thomas: Saturday, June 2, 7pm
Tickets are $22. Please purchase your ticket HERE.

Ekphrastic Weaving Workship with Katie Berman: Thursday, June 7, 6-8pm
Tickets are $15. Please purchase your ticket HERE.

Closing Reception + Family Day: Saturday, June 30, 11am-2pm
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Please note that because Cassilhaus is also a private residence, directions will be forwarded to you upon your RSVP. We are located in Duke Forest, approximately a 15-minute drive from both Durham and Chapel Hill.

Private appointments for individuals or groups can be arranged upon request. Please contact