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"The Year Begins Anew"
Led by Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
The new year begins in three months, but horticulturally, a new season of gardening has just begun. The cooler weather of fall brings new wonders in the garden. Doug will discuss some of his favorite plants that are their best in the fall in this tour.
Meet the Panelists: 2019 STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities
Meet the panelists for this year's event! The STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is an annual educational event where attendees meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM fields.
The 2019 STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities will be at 10am on Tuesday, October 15. Registration is required.
"Breeding Better Perennials from a Gardener’s Perspective"
Presented by Hans Hansen, Director, New Plant Development, Walters Gardens
Hans Hansen is the director of new plant development at Walters Gardens, in Zealand, Michigan, a leading wholesale grower of perennials in North America. He has worked extensively with many North American native plants, including Baptisia, Hibiscus, Phlox, Monarda, and Heuchera. He also has worked with Hosta, Kniphofia, Achillea, and ×Mangave (a hybrid between Agave and Manfreda). Hans will be speaking on the topic of breeding outstanding perennials, combining traditional plant breeding methods and germplasm, from the gardener 's viewpoint, to achieve new plants. This is a wonderful opportunity to get some behind the scenes insight on how exciting new plants are being developed.
"Saving the Spirit of the Forest in Central Africa and Beyond"
Presented by Richard Carroll, Ph.D., Wake County Extension Master Gardener
"All About Weeds: ID, Prevention, and Management"
Presented by Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University
Whether you have a flower bed, tomato patch, or a full blown home landscape, contending with weeds can be the bane of every gardener. This talk will feature the most common garden weeds, and discuss the best prevention and management strategies we can use in our home gardens. Weeds don't have to rule our Southern gardens, or our lives!
"Catastrophic or Cosmetic?: Plant Diseases in the Southern Garden"
Presented by Michael Munster, Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, NC State University
An overview of infectious diseases that occur on ornamental plant species in central North Carolina landscapes. We'll explore the pathogens that cause plant disease, their importance, dispersal, and survival. We'll see examples of problems you can self-diagnose, plus we'll talk about where to turn when you don't have a clue.
Science Cafe: Water Works
Do you know where your water comes from? Or how our city works to ensure that our water is safe and always available? Join us to learn about Raleigh’s water utilities and the City’s infrastructure that we depend on for the water we use every day (and perhaps sometimes take for granted!).
Old News Ep. 5
Are you curious about what’s new in the paleontology world? Join the Museum’s Research Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Christian Kammerer, as he shares exciting discoveries about dinosaurs, ancient mammals, and other prehistoric organisms.
To learn more about Christian Kammerer, visit our website (
BugFest Critter Cookoff
Let the “bug battle” begin! Two of the Triangle’s hottest new restaurants will face off in this year’s BugFest Critter Cookoff. Kyle Fletcher of Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing in Raleigh and Zweli Williams of Zweli’s Kitchen in Durham will battle head to head for the title of BugFest Critter Cookoff Champion. Both chefs have 50 minutes to prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert using mealworms (mealworm beetle larvae), superworms (darkling beetle larvae), crickets and the special ingredient this year — beetles, the theme bug for BugFest. BugFest is on Saturday, September 21 from 9am to 7pm.

  Details coming soon!

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OFFSTAGE with Robert Ellis
Go OFFSTAGE with performers from the North Carolina Museum of Art's annual summer concert series, featuring special musical sessions filmed on the Museum campus.
"Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism": Durham Mural Timelapse
The Durham Convention Center just got a little more colorful. The North Carolina Museum of Art installed two murals on its East Chapel Hill Street side in celebration of special exhibition "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," opening October 26. Artists Cecilia Lueza and Cornelio Campos, inspired by Kahlo and Rivera, installed the monumental murals on the Durham Convention Center in partnership with the City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program and Spectra Venue Management. The artists completed the murals with help from Triangle students from the NCMA Teen Arts Council, El Pueblo, El Centro Hispano, and the Nasher Teen Council.
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Preview: Fall 2019 Exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art
October 26, 2019–January 19, 2020 at the North Carolina Museum of Art: Experience the lives, loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships. Ticketed with "Scott Avett: INVISIBLE."
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Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E - Music and Art
“I’m not anything first—not painter, musician, writer, printmaker, performer—before I am an artist.”
“I’m always thinking in visual terms. Even when I’m writing, I’m thinking visually, and I feel like everything trickles down from that.”
Internationally recognized as co-founder of the band The Avett Brothers, Scott Avett has been a working artist, focusing on painting and printmaking, since he earned a BFA in studio art from East Carolina University in 2000. But until now this art-making part of his life has been a secret and a more solitary creative pursuit in comparison to his life as a musician, singer, and songwriter.
This solo exhibition features Avett’s large-scale oil paintings. These are psychologically charged and emotionally intense portraits focused on his family and himself—often intimate, vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortably truthful portrayals. Like his songs, Avett’s paintings speak to universal issues of spirituality and struggle, love and loss, heartache and joy, as well as more personal stories of career, family, and living in the South. The exhibition also includes prints and paintings related to Avett’s musical career.
Piedmont Laureate: Going Down to Raleigh, Bluegrass History of Eastern NC
Bluegrass has an image and reputation as “mountain music,” but just as much of the history can be found in the lowlands of the east end of North Carolina. This discussion, with musical accompaniment, features North Carolina arts council executive director Wayne Martin, who produced the 2009 project “Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont 1976-1998”; Justin Robinson, co-founder of the Grammy-winning stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops; Tommy Goldsmith, author of the forthcoming book “Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic”; and music historian Marshall Wyatt, who runs the Grammy-nominated Raleigh-based label Old Hat Records. Also featuring live music by Violet Bell, Evelyn Shaw and Gerry Overton.
Presented by the Piedmont Laureate Program, PineCone|The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, and the North Carolina Museum of History
Intern at the NC Museum of History
Looking to gain experience in the museum field? The North Carolina Museum of History is a great place to do just that! We offer internships during the fall, spring and summer sessions in a variety of departments.
Thank You For Coming To Rooted In Raleigh!

Thanks to everyone who attended our event this year! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Through your generous support, and the support of our sponsors, we raised approximately $9,000! This funding will help support new exhibits as well as our educational programs. We look forward to seeing you again soon at City Of Raleigh Museum!      

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Robbie Phillips for Diva 2019!
Robbie Phillips is a candidate for RLT's Divas competition in 2019. Learn more about the show & get tickets here ( and support Robbie's Divas campaign here (

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