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Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Dr. Valerie Hillings
January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Please join us for Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue, as part of Third Friday Durham. This month, V&V is thrilled to host the Director and CEO of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Dr. Valerie Hillings! A life long lover of museums, history, and art, Hillings rose through the curatorial ranks at the Guggenheim before returning to the Triangle (she earned her B.A. in Art History at Duke University) to step into the role of director at NCMA. Come out and hear from Dr. Hillings about re-envisioning the collection and the corollary of commissions and programming that put art at the center. As always, tickets are free and drinks are on the house!ABOUT VALERIEDr. Valerie Hillings became director of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in November 2018. She earned her B.A in Art History at Duke University and went on to receive a Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Since 2004, she has held senior positions for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation curating more than 15 exhibitions on four continents. In addition to her Guggenheim projects, Dr. Hillings has published and publicly lectured on curatorial practice and on various topics in post–World War II art history and contemporary art. https://www.facebook.com/events/2493774660748008/