On Wednesday, March 29, the West Building galleries, Museum Store, and Iris restaurant will be closed to prepare for annual fundraiser Art in Bloom. Sip coffee bar in West Building will remain open. Please note that admission will be charged to visit the West Building galleries during Art in Bloom, March 30–April 2. Tickets are available here. East Building and the Museum Park will remain open and free to visitors.
What better way to experience the permanent collection and special exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art than through a guided tour?
Group tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions are offered for organizations, clubs, businesses, church groups, social groups, and more. Choose from one of our engaging themed tours, and consider pairing your gallery experience with a dining opportunity catered by Iris restaurant.
Teachers, imagine a classroom filled with astonishing sculpture from Africa, a real mummy coffin from ancient Egypt, a sculpture of Hercules from ancient Rome, portraits of America’s founders painted by artists who actually knew them, masterpieces from around the world (to discuss in French and Spanish with your students), challenging and thought-provoking contemporary art that’s off the wall and on it! In spectacular West Building, the art and history of the world cultures await you and your students. Reserve a tour now in the state’s largest, most exciting classroom: the North Carolina Museum of Art. Schedule a tour here with our Tour Request Form.