Any excuse to check out the new 21C Muse­um Hotel is worth it, so make sure you stop in on a 3rd Fri­day, or to eat at the Count­ing House & tour around a lit­tle. There’s art scat­tered all over and it’s pret­ty well labeled where you’ll find all the cool­ness.

Our excuse came by way of the Art Prize artist pitch event (see our Durham win­ner Heather Gordon’s art project here.) 

And as much as the museum’s art was cool, provoca­tive, etc, etc… you know we loved what they did with the build­ing the most. See­ing how they pre­served the awe­some deco parts, added their amaz­ing 21C flare to areas like the mir­rored stair­ways, cloud video screens, and yes, we loved the groovy tech bath­rooms and fuschia pen­guins— 21c rates high on the nifty-meter.

We can’t wait to see when the down­stairs gallery has a new show up, and I’ve heard the vault space is cool, but we didn’t see it. 

21C does docent lead tours on Wednes­day & Fri­days 5–6pm—so there’s no excuse not to vis­it this spot… or go nuts and do a date night sleep­over— costs are less than nor­mal ‘big city’ rates like Chica­go or Boston. 

Down­town Durham, NC on North Cor­co­ran Street

pho­tos by: Huth­Pho­to

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