Since 2015, 21c Durham has been engaging visitors and locals alike with the art of today. Explore the current exhibition, dine among thought-provoking works at Counting House, or lounge in the original bank vault – transformed by contemporary art.
The historic Hill Building has been re-imagined to showcase more than 10,500 square feet of exhibition space where curated exhibitions and site-specific installations reflect the global nature of contemporary culture. Our galleries are open every day and exhibitions rotate, so make plans to visit often, and be sure to take advantage of regular cultural programming, too.
Currently On Display > Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
Examining the slippages between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy, Truth or Dare: A Reality Show presents a thematic group exhibition of 70 multi-media artworks by 52 artists from across the globe. “We have become accustomed to the notion of alternative facts,” says 21c Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites. “Highlighting uncertainty and contradiction, the artworks featured in Truth or Dare emphasize the importance of questioning both knowledge and belief by utilizing illusion to entice, entertain, and explore the contemporary relationship between fact and fiction, presence and absence, reality and imagination.”