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North Carolina Museum of Art

  • 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Phone: 919.839.NCMA
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One of the premier visual arts museums in the South, featuring a dramatic gallery building, home to a world-class collection including more than 30 Rodin sculptures and a center for special exhibitions, plus a 164-acre Museum Park. Free admission (fee for some exhibitions and programs). Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

General

General
  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Monday Hours: closed
  • Tuesday Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-9pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday Hours: 10am-5pm
North Carolina Museum of Art Meeting Facility
  • Theatre Capacity: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 345
  • Reception Capacity: 600
  • Indoor:
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Auditorium X           250                 No  
Blue Ridge Museum Restaurant X                   120     200     No  
Director's Boardroom X                           No  
Education Lobby X                   125     200     No  
Egyptian Gallery X                   100     200     No  

Exhibition: Director's Cut: Recent Photography Gifts to the NCMA

  • April 04, 2015 - September 13, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Level A, Photography Galleries
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Directors Cut features a selection of photographs from recent gifts to the Museum in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler's 20th anniversary as director of th... View Details

Exhibition: Zoosphere

  • April 25, 2015 - September 13, 2015
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Allison Hunter, whose works frequently tackle humans effect on the environment and the effects we have on other living creatures, brings these concept... View Details

Exhibition: Teens, Inspired

  • July 17, 2015 - September 27, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Level B
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A juried exhibition of work by high school students from across the state who were inspired by the Museums collection to create original poems and art... View Details

Story Time

  • September 05, 2015 - November 07, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday

Meet fantastic characters and take artful adventures as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selectio... View Details

What's in the Box?

  • September 10, 2015 - November 19, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday

Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Ev... View Details

Cocktails, Craft and Camaraderie - Flower Power Pose

  • September 11, 2015
  • Location: West Building, North Courtyard
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Commune with friends near NCMA's lotus pond during a short yoga session with Carson Efird from Evolve Movement. Then enjoy cocktails while creating fl... View Details

Pop-Up Art

  • September 13, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Free family-friendly art-making activities in the Museum galleries and Museum Park. View Details

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Hosts the Movie Slacker

  • September 14, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Screening of Richard Linklaters breakthrough film Slacker followed by a moderated discussion of the film with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie. (Gib... View Details

Meet the Artists - Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim of Chisel and Forge

  • September 18, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Meet artists Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim to discuss how they reimagine everyday items with a twist. Share your artistic thoughts with other artist... View Details

Family Fun Saturday - "Wonderful Weave"

  • September 19, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Education Studios
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Explore colorful woven textiles in the collection, and create a family weaving from fabric and assorted materials. View Details

Lunch and Lecture: "By Design": A Tour of the Recently Reinstalled Judaic Gallery

  • September 25, 2015
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Tour the Judaic Gallery with Curator of Design Eric Gaard, who discusses the design process, lighting and European-crafted casework as well as the bea... View Details

Book Club Discussion - Leonard and the Last Supper

  • September 26, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Leonardo and the Last Supper, Ross King. The gifted artists life was filled with tremendous success and regrettable failings. View Details

Exhibition: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim

  • September 26, 2015 - April 03, 2016
  • Location: East Building, Level A
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chisel and Forge presents two N.C. artists whose sculptures provide a fresh and humorous look at everyday objects. Peter Oakley skillfully re-creates ... View Details

Exhibition: Robin Rhode Video Installations

  • September 26, 2015 - January 31, 2016
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

In Rhodes gravity-defying videos staged in locations that include city streets, his studio and his familys backyard, actors interact with chalk and ch... View Details

Exhibition: The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMA's Photography Collection

  • September 26, 2015 - April 03, 2016
  • Location: Julian T. Baker Jr. Photography Gallery
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMAs Photography Collection highlights some of the most engaging photographs of children and adolesce... View Details

Mixed Media - Optics

  • October 09, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Level C
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A mixologist and an ophthalmologist walk into a bar... or better yet, a museum... and chat about optical illusions, Escher, blurred vision and designe... View Details

Artist Lecture with Photographer Andrew Moore

  • October 14, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Internationally acclaimed photographer Andrew Moore speaks about his recent work and his latest book, Dirt Meridian. Q&A and book signing follow. View Details

Escher Opening Day Pancake Breakfast Featuring the PancakeBot

  • October 17, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Come experience an exhibition opening like no other with tessellated pancakes. PancakeBot inventor Miguel Valenzuela and his daughter Lily will be on ... View Details

Rural Academy Theater

  • October 17, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A horse-drawn wagon makes its way onto the Museum grounds carrying a merry troupe of actors, musicians and dancers. Harking back to a mythical past, t... View Details

Special Family Tours of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

  • October 17, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A 30-minute tour of The Worlds of M. C. Escher for families with kids (or grandkids) ages 6-12. View Details

Special Pop-Up Art on Opening Weekend of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

  • October 17, 2015 - October 18, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Special pop-up art activities inspired by the Escher exhibition, including BetaBox maker space demonstrations. View Details

Exhibition: Engineering Infinity

  • October 17, 2015 - January 17, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Engineering Infinity features an outreach project with the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Over the course of two se... View Details

The Worlds of M. C. Escher: Nature, Science and Imagination

  • October 17, 2015 - January 17, 2016
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Comprising over 130 woodcuts, lithographs, wood engravings and mezzotints, as well as numerous drawings, watercolors, woodblocks and lithographic st... View Details

Cocktails, Craft and Camaraderie

  • October 20, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Education Garden
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Come out for a night of 3-D printing and laser cutting with Raleigh's own BetaBox maker space. Sip cocktails while exploring ways to combine tech and ... View Details

College Night 2015

  • October 23, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A radically different Museum experience planned by NCMA's College Advisory Council featuring music, art and fashion inspired by the optical illusions ... View Details

Family Fun Saturday - "Special Program BetaBox Workshop"

  • October 24, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Education Studios
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

BetaBox, a mobile maker space, is parked at the NCMA! In this family workshop, use 3-D printers and laser cutters to design and create miniature works... View Details

Angels and Devils - Member Opening for Fall Exhibitions

  • October 30, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Open your imagination to the worlds of M. C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci at a fun pre-Halloween party. Light hors doeuvres, beer, wine and music awai... View Details

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind

  • October 31, 2015 - January 17, 2016
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Codex Leicester, a 500-year-old notebook from inventor, scientist and artist Leonardo da Vinci, is composed of 36 folios, each written on the fr... View Details

Mallarm Chamber Players

  • November 01, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Inspired by the French poet and philosopher Stphane Mallarm, this group distills music, dance, literature and the visual arts into a singularity that ... View Details

Book Club Discussion - The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

  • November 06, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Level C
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece, Jonathan Harr - A high-energy true story about the discovery of the lost painting The Takin... View Details

Lunch and Lecture: Lost and Found: The Seedy Secrets of Art Conservation

  • November 06, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

With Jonathan Harrs book The Lost Painting in mind, Paintings Conservator Noelle Ocon discusses her work with period paintings. Book club discussion (... View Details

Public Exhibition Tour: Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind

  • November 06, 2015
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A one-hour tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind for individuals and groups of up to eight. View Details

Meet Your Museum Tour

  • November 07, 2015 - November 08, 2015
  • Location: West Building Information Desk
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduc... View Details

Teen Workshop - Printmaking in Escher's World

  • November 07, 2015
  • Location: East Building Lobby
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Explore the convergence of math and visual art in the Escher exhibition. Under the guidance of local artist Derek Toomes, experiment with printmaking ... View Details

Kanof Lecture: Blurring the Boundaries: Ritual Objects and Contemporary Art

  • November 08, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Museum Auditorium
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

In 1956, when Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof founded the Tobe Pascher Workshop for contemporary Judaica at The Jewish Museum in New York, the Jewish ... View Details

Lunch and Lecture: "A Curator's Perspective on M. C. Escher"

  • November 13, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Curator David Steel discusses the fortuitous circumstances that led to the Museums comprehensive M. C. Escher exhibition. View Details

2nd Annual Paderewski Festival

  • November 14, 2015 - November 15, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Museum Auditorium
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

A festival honoring Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the celebrated Polish pianist, composer and political figure who performed in Raleigh and Durham several ti... View Details

Member Lecture: "The Creative Thinkers"

  • November 14, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Museum Auditorium
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Though born centuries apart, Leonardo da Vinci and M. C. Escher shared common interests. Both were keen observers of the world around them, and both c... View Details

Perspectives on Paper

  • November 14, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Hear experts in mathematics, sciences and the arts talk briefly about their favorite pages in the Codex Leicester or prints from The Worlds of M. C. E... View Details

Special Family Tours of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

  • November 14, 2015 - January 09, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday

A 30-minute tour of The Worlds of M. C. Escher for families with kids (or grandkids) ages 6-12. View Details

Pop-Up Art

  • November 15, 2015
  • Location: East Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Free family-friendly art-making activities in the Museum galleries and Museum Park. View Details

Family Fun Saturday - "Optical Illusions"

  • November 21, 2015
  • Location: East Building, Education Studios
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Discover the unusual worlds of M. C. Escher, and create a work of art that fools the eye. View Details

"You and the Creative Mind of Leonardo da Vinci"

  • November 22, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Michael Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, encourages listeners to be both efficient and creative. With references to the Codex and ... View Details

Olga Kleiankina, Piano

  • December 06, 2015
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Noted as a performer, accompanist and composer in both jazz and classical genres, Dr. Kleiankina tours internationally as a soloist and chamber musici... View Details

Special Family Tours of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

  • December 13, 2015 - January 10, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

A 30-minute tour of The Worlds of M. C. Escher for families with kids (or grandkids) ages 6-12. View Details

Aurora Musicalis

  • January 24, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

Aurora Musicalis, which includes longtime leading names from the North Carolina Symphony, is among the states most respected chamber ensembles. View Details

Ciompi Quartet

  • March 06, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The Ciompi will be joined by Rachel Niketopoulos and Christopher Caudill, husband-and-wife horn players from the North Carolina Symphony, and pianist ... View Details

Nuance Lyrique

  • May 08, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The unique mission of Nuance Lyrique taps vocal chamber music as a venue for narrative entertainment, education, cultural enrichment and even a few l... View Details

Boylan Bridge Brass

  • May 22, 2016
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The group draws from the North Carolina Symphony and other prominent orchestras in the Triangle. It currently is Brass Quintet-in-Residence at the Ede... View Details

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