Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

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. We can’t wait to welcome you into these galleries starting October 8 and 9, 2022, with support from opening partner Bank of America.

There is still so much to see and do during this time. 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

Scroll to Top