Exhibitions

Current exhibitions

View exhibition page The Persistence of Weeds: Hannah Cole

I paint the daily surroundings that normally go unnoticed—a glimpse of the bookshelf, the manhole cover I walk over on my route to the grocery store, my pliers hanging on a pegboard. My paintings are at once rooted in the unique experiences of my own life, and in conversation with the larger history of American painting.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, January 12, 2019
View exhibition page The Elephantine in the Anthropocene: Kelsey Merreck Wagner

The Elephantine in the Anthropocene will explore historic hunting practices in African countries as linked to the ivory trade in Asia, and how modern conservation is working to save the species.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, January 26, 2019
View exhibition page The Broken Fragments of My Heart: Rachel Stevens

During the Holocaust in western Ukraine, Rachel Stevens’ cousin, Lorenz Kleiner, fought the Nazis as a partisan in the forest. His Polish comrades did not know that he was Jewish. Lorenz hid his identity, as he surely would have been killed by the men who served with him. When Stevens conceived of this series of sculptures she imagined the forest as a sanctuary. However, she soon learned that the Ukrainian landscape’s deep ravines and plush earth were the site of countless mass graves. More than a million people were shot in these otherwise bucolic landscapes. This relatively unknown tragedy is called the “Holocaust by Bullets.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 2, 2019
View exhibition page Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, Photographs by Dana Fritz

The photographs in the series Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass, frame the world’s largest enclosed landscapes as possible impossibilities: Biosphere 2’s ocean in the Arizona desert, the Henry Doorly Zoo’s desert in the Great Plains of Nebraska, and Eden Project’s tropical rain forest in notoriously gray and cool Cornwall, England.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, April 27, 2019
View exhibition page Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners

CENTER, the not-for-profit photographic arts and time-based media organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has honored, supported, and provided opportunities to gifted and talented photographers since 1994.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Artist opportunities

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) offers multiple exhibition and programming opportunities for established and emerging artists. The Turchin Center focuses on a variety of techniques in two and three-dimensional media. Artist proposals will be accepted at any time and are reviewed by a curatorial committee on a rotating basis. Learn more

The Permanent Collection

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts' Permanent Collection supports the mission of the Center and the University by acquiring, documenting, preserving, and exhibiting artworks of aesthetic, cultural, and historic significance. Learn more

View additional artwork in the Rotunda Gallery ion the 4th floor of Belk Library.

Past exhibitions

Information about past Turchin Center exhibitions is archived here.

Upcoming exhibitions

View exhibition page Pieces of the Puzzle: Turchin Center Outreach Programs
Exhibition begins: Friday, March 1, 2019
View exhibition page 16th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition
Exhibition begins: Friday, March 1, 2019

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