From museums to performing art venues to lifelong learning opportunities, the Triangle is enriched with countless ways to feed the mind. There are dozens of arts institutions, with many expanding just within the past five years. Nearby museums include:
- Ackland Art Museum (15 minutes). UNC’s fine arts museum straddles the campus and downtown; it has a broad range of art ranging from ancient Egyptian to the present.
Artwork bathed in natural light at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh
- North Carolina Museum of Art (45 minutes). Don’t miss the stunning new NC Museum of Art! In 2010, this important Southern art institution reopened in a new home – a modernist marvel that has gotten rave reviews.
- The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (30 minutes). This striking museum opened in 2005, strategically placed between Duke University’s East and West campuses, and was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly as a cultural hub for this major researchuniversity.
Performing arts venues include:
- PlayMakers Repertory Company (15 minutes). One of the best regional theaters in the country, Playmakers is the professional theater in residence at UNC.
Duke University’s Nasher Museum opened in 2005
- Carolina Performing Arts (15 minutes). Enjoy the very best in music, dance, and theater. Housed at UNC’s Memorial Hall, the series brings seasons filled with world-class artists, new commissions and world and U.S. premieres.
- American Dance Festival (30 minutes). Few institutions are as synonymous with modern dance as the ADF, a six and a half week series of performances and residencies by major established companies as well as emerging artists from around the world.
Fearrington Village is located in the Triangle area of North Carolina, which has been consistently recognized for its devotion to higher learning. This dedication extends beyond the region’s exceptional offerings for degree-seeking students; it also reaches those whose intellectual curiosities continue well after graduation day. Below are some of the area’s best advanced learning opportunities:
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Program In the Humanities and Human Values (15 minutes). Part of the College of Arts & Sciences, this program has sponsored over 600 seminars, workshops and conferences since 1979 and has brought over 50,000 participants together to discuss moral, social and cultural issues.
- Duke University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (30 minutes). The OLLI began in 1977 and offers a wide array of courses in literature, history, religion, philosophy, natural sciences, social sciences, performing arts, art and architecture, economics, finance, computers and lifestyle issues.
- McIntyre’s Books. A draw for many Fearrington residents in their decision to move here is the opportunity to live in the shadow of one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores – our own McIntyre’s Books! These events are free and open to the public. View McIntyre’s calendar of upcoming events.