Art + Nature + People
5,000 years of art. 164 acres of nature. A place for everyone. Visit your free permanent collection and Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The NCMA's permanent collection had its beginning in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to use public funds to buy art. Learn more about our collection
and explore some of the newest additions
The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park connects art, nature, and people to encourage creative experiences and human interactions. It features temporary and permanent public art installations by international artists, environmentally sustainable landscapes, colorful and contemporary gardens, miles of recreational trails, and a terraced pond. The Park is free and open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk. Learn more about art in the Park, the landscape, and Park projects
This is a museum where everyone can find their own place. We invite you to create your own captivating experience each time you visit. Plan your visit
and see upcoming events
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Join the conversation! See a selection of visitors' tagged photos below and then share your own using #ArtNaturePeople. Thank you to Museum visitors @emily.millerr, @jessafields, @satyr.black, @nkbyrne, and @daidai_j for the usage of their #ArtNaturePeople images for this campaign.