Buckminster Fuller
Hazel Larson Archer / Black Mountain College Museum

  R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary. But the designer, architect, artist, scientist, and teacher was never a specialist in any particular field.

Instead, he hoped to accomplish as much as humanly possible while on earth, so he explored a variety of fields. Among his accomplishments are creation of the geodesic dome and the spaceship earth theory.

Center for the Study of the American South


Anne Spencer's Lynchburg, Virginia house was a sanctuary for African-American artists, writers and intellectuals during the Harlem Renaissance. 

Hopscotch Design Fest is the newest part of Raleigh's Hopscotch Music Fest.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival and the event is bigger than ever.


When Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn told contestants on Season 12 to “make it work,” North Carolina State University students saw a familiar face.

Justin LeBlanc teaches fashion and design at North Carolina State University and he was a finalist on the Lifetime reality series this year. As the first deaf contestant in the show’s history, LeBlanc made headlines not only for his design skill, but for showing that his deafness did not hinder his ability to achieve.