Featured Exhibit at the Duffy Gallery

The Duffy Exhibition Gallery, located just off the Talton Pavillion corridor past the Museum Gift Shop, is a premier location for special exhibitions in historic New Bern and across Eastern North Carolina. 

The gallery is named after Minnette Chapman Duffy, an ardent supporter of the reconstruction of Tryon Palace. As one of a group of “persistent ladies,” including Gertrude Carraway and Maude Moore Latham, Mrs. Duffy lobbied hard for the reconstruction of Tryon Palace establishing a “New Bern Historical Pageant” to raise attention and funds for the endeavor and was named a charter member of the Tryon Palace Commission. Unfortunately, she did not live to see the rebuilding of the Palace. 

Changing exhibits at the Duffy Gallery explore the endless riches of North Carolina’s history. Exhibits 0ften feature local history, artifacts from Tryon Palace’s collection, local and regional art shows, or a popular traveling exhibit. 

Current Exhibit at the Duffy Exhibition Gallery

Layers of Creativity: Quilts by the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild is the featured exhibit in the Duffy Gallery through March 17, 2024.

Creative, vibrant and beautiful, these works of art are the toiles of 35 of this Guild’s quilters.  More than 50 quilted textile creations will be showcased displaying a variety of motifs, techniques, patterns, fabrics, colors and stitches. While you are enjoying this exhibit, stop by the Museum Store to purchase a raffle or two for a quilt to take home!  This exhibit at the Duffy Gallery is open daily and is free to attend.