We’re reimagining the People’s Collection, and your favorites may be on the move. If you’re visiting to see a particular object, please email help@ncartmuseum.org to confirm it’s on view. Staff will respond as soon as possible during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Our Judaic, Rodin, Italian, Dutch and Renaissance, and Modern and Contemporary galleries will remain on view through May 29, 2022, along with a selection of works from the African arts collection. West Building will then close to the public, reopening October 8, 2022. Learn more about this exciting reinstallation project and related reopening celebrations. 

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

This summer we begin a transformative reimagining of the People’s Collection. In the fall we are excited to share its first complete reorganization since the opening of West Building in 2010. The reinstallation features new art, fresh perspectives, historically underrepresented voices, and interactive spaces and technology. From May 29 through October 7, 2022, West Building will be closed, reopening with a weekend of celebrations October 8–9, 2022.

There is still so much to see and do during this time. I invite you to free exhibition Becoming the NCMA: 10 Decades of Collecting, 1924-2022, featuring visitor favorites and rarely seen treasures from our storied collection, and special exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park with an exciting season of concerts, film, and dance performances. And enjoy more events and programming for all ages.

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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