Many people enjoy seeing and studying great art. In Raleigh, North Carolina there is a wonderful museum that everyone should see. It is called the North Carolina Museum of Art. It is one of the best museums for viewing art in the North Carolina area.
One of the best things about going to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art is the cost. There is no cost. It is free to go see the museum. That is right, admission is free. However, there are some charges for some events. It costs extra to see some of the programs and special exhibitions that are shown at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Please feel free to give a donation too.
There are certain hours that the North Carolina Museum of Art is open. Feel free to call and check before traveling to go see the museum. Usually though the museum of art is closed on Mondays. It is then open daily Tuesday thru Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is so much to explore at the North Carolina Museum of Art. There are several places to explore. The West Building is the main building to look because that is where the permanent collection of art is kept. The East Building is scheduled to reopen soon. There you will find the special exhibitions that the museum has to show. Plus, there are grounds for you to enjoy too.
There are many collections of art to observe in the North Carolina Museum of Art. There are great American and European paintings to look at. Plus, there is wonderful sculpture to enjoy. The collection starts from Egyptian time all the way to the present. Some of my favorites are Claude Monet, Peter Paul Rubens, and Georgia O’Keeffe. If you love art, then this is a place that you definitely need to go see.
If you love to shop, there is a great museum gift shop so that you can bring some art home with you. For example, you can bring home a superb poster to look at. Plus, if you are hungry or thirsty you can get something on site of the North Carolina Museum of Art. There is a restaurant called the Iris in the West Building. It is a full service restaurant. The food featured is contemporary American. No matter if you are young or old; everyone will enjoy a trip to see the North Carolina Museum of Art.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607