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Art @ the Center

Art @ the Center

As part of the Center’s mission to nurture the creative expression of a diverse and changing South, we host art exhibits during Spring and Fall semesters known as Art @ the Center. Through multiple modalities such as photographs, paintings, and more we seek to elevate and explore narratives and experiences of the South that may not otherwise be represented.

When present, exhibits are available for viewing at the Love House and Hutchins Forum and are free and open to the public within the working hours of the Center.

Upcoming Fall 2018 Exhibit: Unique As We Are Alike


This fall’s Art @ the Center will feature the work of two Lumbee artists, community-based visual artist Ashley Minner of Baltimore’s Lumbee community, and artist Alisha Locklear Monroe from the home of the Lumbee people, Robeson County, North Carolina.

Unique As We Are Alike is a multidimensional exploration of contemporary Lumbee identity that focuses on the experiences of Lumbees defining themselves and their commonalities despite years of being defined by others. This process, through symbolism and portraiture, creates a feeling of connectedness, compassion, and empathy, which showcases the uniqueness of Lumbee identity while underscoring certain commonalities of the human condition

This exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display at the Love House and Hutchins Forum from September 14, 2018 through December 12th, 2018.

Join us for the Opening Reception

Help us welcome Unique As We Are Alike by attending our opening reception on Friday, September 14, at 5:30 pm. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public and will also include snacks, drinks, and comments from the artists. The evening will showcase another dimension of Lumbee excellence, as well, as we celebrate the publication of The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle by our director, Malinda Maynor Lowery, who will be reading excerpts from her new book.

Parking is free after 5:00 pm in the Park Place parking lot, approximately two blocks from the Center.

Special thanks to our co-sponsors, UNC’s Department of Art & Art History, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, UNC’s American Indian Center, UNC’s Department of American Studies, and UNC Press.

Previous Exhibits

To read about previous Art @ the Center exhibits, visit our archive.