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Dr. Emily Stamey (Weatherspoon Art Museum) has received new funding from the North Carolina Arts Council for the project “To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art.”

The Weatherspoon Art Museum will present an original exhibition (Feb. 1 – May 15, 2020) titled “To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art.” From its invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith as an activity for “incorrigible” youth, to its multibillion-dollar industry today, basketball has captured America’s imagination — and stolen North Carolina’s heart. North Carolina is a fabled hotbed of college basketball rivalries, and “To the Hoop” will capitalize on this enthusiasm as the museum works to cultivate new audiences. Exploring the game’s intersections with contemporary art and culture, the exhibition is timed to correspond with Greensboro’s hosting ACC and NCAA tournament games in 2020.

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