A laboratory for documentary and experimental art practices at Duke University, the Power Plant Gallery provides ongoing opportunities for Duke students, faculty, and staff and Durham communities to consider the essential role and transformative
capacity of the arts in society.
The gallery is a vibrant 1,500-square-foot space located on the ground floor of the Power Plant at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, a dynamic facility that also includes the Full Frame Theater, a state-of-the-art screening space with digital projection, as well as the Boiler Room, a unique event venue flanked by mammoth coal-fired boilers used in the original building. The offices of the Center for Documentary Studies’ Full Frame Documentary Film Festival are also housed on the first floor of the building. With renovations completed in 2012, the Power Plant still bears the traces of its remarkable history.
Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Director
Rachel Jessen, Graduate Assistant
Hannah Faye Waleh, Graduate Assistant
Contact UsPhone: 919-660-3622
Mailing Address: Power Plant Gallery, Suite 100, American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701
Hours (academic year)
*Extended hours on most third Fridays of the month during an exhibition, 11am–8pm. Please call to confirm.
Please visit our events calendar for Summer Hours. Additional hours are added as details are confirmed.
The gallery is sometimes closed for installation, maintenance, or university scheduling considerations. Please call 919-660-3622 to ensure that the Power Plant Gallery is open before making a special trip to see an exhibition.
LocationPower Plant Building Suite 100
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701
Short Term Visitor Parking
For up-to-date parking information please visit the American Tobacco Campus website.
We welcome patrons with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or accommodations. Please contact Caitlin Margaret Kelly at 919-660-3622, or via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download a pdf of the best accessible route by clicking here (with photos).
American Tobacco Campus Map