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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. 

Museum Collection

The NCMA's art collection had its beginning in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art. With this appropriation, the General Assembly became the first state legislature in the United States to set aside funds for an art collection for its citizens.

Pierre-Jacques Volaire, The Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1777, oil on canvas, 53 1/8 × 89 in., Purchased with funds from the Alcy C. Kendrick Bequest and the State of North Carolina, by exchange
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