The North Carolina Museum of Art

Corporate Partnership

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a great place to do business.

Successful partnerships between the North Carolina Museum of Art and companies throughout the state prove that art makes good business sense. The newly expanded NCMA is transformed with a 21st-century gallery building for the permanent collection, making it a strong source of economic development and a reflection of the state and regional business community. As one of the state’s top cultural destinations, the Museum enhances the quality of life of North Carolina citizens, which is widely regarded as a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses and talented professionals.

The NCMA relies on support from the business community to help maintain its reputation as one of the finest and most energetic museums in the country. In return the NCMA offers a variety of ways to add value to your company’s business, marketing, and philanthropic goals by connecting your company to one of our many exhibitions, programs, or events.

The Museum offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to connect your company to a program. Program areas that need support are:

Special Exhibitions

The renovated East Building features multiple galleries for smaller exhibitions as well as larger galleries for blockbuster exhibitions. Some recent special exhibitions include American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell; Monet in Normandy, Landscapes in the Age of Impressionism; and Matisse, Picasso, and the School of Paris.  

Education Programs

The NCMA has a comprehensive menu of family- and education-focused programming that encourages both parent-child interaction and student exploration of works of art using a variety of formats.

Performing Arts

Every summer, the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park hosts a variety of performing artists and movies. Awarded a 2008 Metro Bravo award for Best Outdoor Concert Venue in the Triangle by Metro Magazine, the Museum Park Theater seats 3,000 people and welcomes over 27,000 visitors each summer.

Annual Special Events  

The NCMA hosts a number of signature annual special events including the Director’s Circle Dinner, the Patrons Holiday Party, the Humber Society Dinner, Art of the Auction, and multiple special exhibition receptions.

To learn more about corporate partnerships at the NCMA, contact Karen Klein at or (919) 664-6774.

There are networking opportunities for and special benefits through the Business Friends of Art annual membership program. To learn more about the benefits of a Business Friends membership, contact Mary Rigg at or (919) 664-6758.

Renew your membership automatically from your bank account or credit card.


Contact the Membership Department with questions about your membership, member events, or for information on joining the Museum.

Phone: (919) 664-6754