Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC, 27607-6433, US
P: (919) 839-6262
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North Carolina Museum of Art

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General Overview
Since its creation in 1947 when the General Assembly appropriated million in state funds for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to use public funds to buy a collection of art, the institution has dedicated itself to educating and enlightening as many people as possible about the meaning and value of art. Special Collections and Exhibits - The state's art collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present. The ancient collection includes Egyptian funerary art and important examples of sculpture and vase painting from the Greek and Roman worlds. The collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance through Impressionism is internationally celebrated with important works by Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Antonio Canova, and Claude Monet. American art of the 18th and 19th centuries features paintings by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and William Merritt Chase. Modern art includes major works by such American artists as Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Franz Kline, Frank Stella, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Murray, and Joel Shapiro. Modern European masters include Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Delvaux, Henry Moore, Anselm Kiefer, and Gerhard Richter. Galleries are also devoted to African, Ancient American, and Oceanic Art, as well as Jewish ceremonial art.
Hours of Operation and Special Fees
Free admission to the museum and the permanent collection
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