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history museum hosts closing events for award-winning exhibition | Arts


GREENSBORO, NC (November 17, 2021) – Pieces of Now: murals, masks, community stories and conversations has won numerous awards, but this innovative, community-inspired collaborative exhibit will only be open until Sunday, November 28. Sunday November 21 at 130 Summit Ave. The museum will be open at special times from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 26 to allow people to visit it during the Thanksgiving holiday. The virtual exhibition and videos will remain available online at https://greensborohistory.org/piecesofnow.

“Picking up Pieces: Music and Stories” is a free event that will include a conversation about the exhibit and its connections to the local arts with creative leaders Darlene McClinton and Rasheem Pugh, as well as a preview of a new video about Greensboro hip-hop and democracy. The event will also feature a live performance from singer Brandon Green, one of the many community members whose experiences, creations and guidance helped create Pieces of now.

The Pieces of now The exhibition, which opened in September 2020, features more than 20 works of street art created as part of this summer’s social justice protests, as well as photos, artifacts and video interviews with artists. and organizers. The exhibit also invited the community to share experiences, stories and artifacts related to the protests, the pandemic and the economic crisis.

Pieces of now has gained international attention for its innovative and responsive approach to the story that is happening now. Global source of information on the attractions industry Bloolooprecently recognized the museum’s curator of exhibits, Robert Harris, as one of the 2021 museum’s top 50 global influencers for his work on the exhibit. This honor places him in the company of leaders of the Louvre, the British Museum, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the Museum of the City of New York and the National WWII Museum as “people whose innovation and creativity have been essential to guide museums through turbulent times. 12 months.”

Other awards for the exhibit include a DEAI First Prize from the North Carolina Board of Museums; a History in Progress award from the American Association of State & Local History; and two Media & Technology MUSE Awards from the American Alliance of Museums, a Gold Award for research and innovation and a Silver Award for 2020 Response.

The Greensboro History Museum, an AAM-accredited Smithsonian branch, is a division of the Greensboro City Library Department and operates in a public-private partnership with the non-profit organization GHM Inc. In Partnering with the community, the Greensboro History Museum brings together diverse history and connects people to that history and to each other through engaging exhibits, educational programs and community dialogue. Located in the cultural district of downtown Greensboro, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. Learn more about www.greensborohistory.org.