At the North Carolina Museum of Art, we believe in the transformative power of art. Through the People’s Collection, the state art collection that belongs to the citizens of North Carolina, and our 164-acre Park, we strive to create a sense of welcome and belonging.

Our collection galleries span more than 5,000 years, from antiquity to the present, and provides countless cultural experiences for the people of our state and beyond. The Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of art and notable programming. Both are free to visit.

We also offer changing special exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, dance performances, and concerts.

Plan your visit to our campus in Raleigh or connect with us digitally through our email newsletter and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Explore our website for more about our history, collection, educational resources, and upcoming exhibitions and events. If you need assistance, email help@ncartmuseum.org or contact us using the Departmental Directory.

We hope to see you at the Museum soon.

With appreciation and my best,

Valerie Hillings, Director


The North Carolina Museum of Art stewards and shares the people’s art collection and inspires creativity by connecting our diverse communities to cultural and natural resources.


To be a vital cultural resource for the entire state and a national leader in creating a welcoming experience of belonging and joy

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