FFA Art Trips

Dec. 9th 11:00 a.m., a backstage tour of Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC.)

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Have you ever wondered how the shows at DPAC are put together? Join Jacob Holland for an overview of the sets, scenery and costuming done backstage. We will enjoy lunch together (ala carte) at The Pit in Durham.

The theater opened November 30, 2008 as the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas at the cost of $48 million. DPAC hosts over 200 performances a year including Broadway productions.

Maximum of 20 people.

Contact Nina Alperin for details: 919-545-9011


April 30th., 2020  North Carolina Museum of Art, “Rodin and Dante: Steeped in Hell, Cast in Bronze”

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Shelly Crisp will lead 10:30 and 11:30 lecture/tours in the Rodin Collection, with connections to Dante’s “Inferno”. Crisp, a docent since 2010 at the North Carolina Museum of Art, was executive director of the NC Humanities Council, and a former professor of English literature.

“Steeped in Hell”, first inspired by Dante’s Inferno, was not cast until 1925 and remained a work-in-progress for 37 years. “The Thinker” and “The Kiss” were originally conceived as small parts of The Gates of Hell.  Hear the entire saga of the long evolution of this inspired work. Tour limited to 12 people for each lecture. Lunch follows at the Iris Cafe.

Contact Nina Alperin for details: 919-545-9011