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Photography of Howard G. Buffett on Display at The Durham Museum

The Durham Museum’s newest temporary exhibition 40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World opens this Saturday, October 30, 2021, and is on display through January 30, 2022. 40 CHANCES turns the lens on global hunger and poverty with photographs by philanthropist and photographer Howard G. Buffett. Traveling to 137 countries over the past two decades, Buffett has documented the powerful forces that keep poverty and hunger alive as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of these issues. Buffett believes that each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our life goals, just as farmers have about 40 growing seasons to improve their harvests. The photographs in 40 CHANCES reflect his belief that hunger is intertwined with poverty, fear, war and conflict, and lack of opportunity for women.

40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World was developed by the Newseum in collaboration with Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all—freedomforum.org. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation is the exclusive sponsor of the 40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World exhibit.

40 CHANCES Round Table Series (Virtual Events)
Thursdays in January, Noon-1PM
Join us for a four-week series exploring key topics in 40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. With the help of community organizations and experts, these round table discussions will bring important subjects featured in the exhibition to a local level. Sign up for just one, or all four virtual events.

January 6 Hunger and Water
January 13 Guns and Fear
January 20  Women and Poverty
January 27 Hope

There is no cost to participate in this series, but during the registration process, you will have the opportunity to choose to donate to participating organizations that will join the museum in hosting these events. Registration is required. Upon registering, you will receive information regarding how to connect via Zoom. Visit our website or call 402-444-5071 to register.

Gardening at the Platform
October 30, 2021-January 30, 2022
Help us grow a garden at The Platform! This interactive, play garden experience is sure to spark the imagination and get you planning for next year’s home or community garden. Additional activities related to food and water will be available throughout the display of 40 CHANCES: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, helping young visitors learn about hunger and related issues in a hands-on, accessible and age-appropriate way.

Make an Impact when you Visit!
October 30, 2021-January 30, 2022
You can help fight hunger in our community and assist those in greatest need when you visit The Durham Museum! Throughout the run of 40 CHANCES, you can drop off non-perishable food items at The Durham to help support the Food Bank for the Heartland. Just look for the big blue barrel near the front desk.