Power Plant

Above: Photo courtesy of PowerPlantGallery.org.

The Power Plant Gallery at American Tobacco Campus is a joint initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts.

Transformative Capacity of the Arts

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.

About the Power Plant

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.


July 7– End of August our hours will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, from 11am-6pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays by appointment only. Please call 919-660-3622 to request an appointment.


Power Plant Building Suite 100
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

Short Term Visitor Parking

Free 2-hour parking is located on the first level of each of American Tobacco Campus’s three parking decks

More Info

For more information, visit PowerPlantGallery.org



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