Digital Maps and Gallery Portals
What is the People’s Collection? It is yours. This is a museum where you can find your own place—in contemplative spaces, performing arts, family festivals, special exhibitions, Park adventures, and so much more. Create your own captivating experience each time you visit, inside and out.
Explore newly installed galleries, rotating thematic installations, interactive stations, and Community Voices labels. Guidelines Help us protect the People’s Collection: Remain an arm’s length away from all objects, and do not touch the works of art. Place bags and coats in lockers in either building; please note that larger items like luggage cannot be left with staff. Baby carriers must be worn on the front of the body. Strollers are welcome in the Museum and available to borrow; however, their use may be restricted near fragile art or in busy galleries. No food, beverage, umbrellas, backpacks, candy, or gum in the galleries. Pencil sketching is permitted in all galleries except select exhibitions.
We encourage you to capture your experience and see yourself reflected throughout the campus. Share your photographs with #ArtNaturePeople, and tag @ncartmuseum. Still photography of the Museum collection is permitted for personal, noncommercial use and may be limited in some special exhibitions. Commercial photography is not allowed without prior approval. Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and video cameras are prohibited. The Museum may photograph or video some gallery tours and campus events for archival or promotional use.
Store and Food
Shop the Museum Store in West Building for items inspired by the People’s Collection and created by artisans across North Carolina. For food and beverages, visit NCMA Café in West Building and East Café in East Building.
Exhibitions, Events, and Tours
Special exhibitions rotate throughout the year and are on view in East Building; some require a paid ticket and are accompanied by an exhibition store. Tickets are available at ncartmuseum.org or by asking a visitor experience associate. The Museum offers year round programming for all ages, including lectures, studio workshops, films, performances, and special events. Docent-led and self-guided tour experiences of exhibitions in East Building, seasonal Park tours, and familyfriendly tours are available to our community. Learn more about tours and programs at ncartmuseum.org/programs or by asking a visitor experience associate.
The Museum campus seeks to be a safe and welcoming space for all. Wheelchairs and rollators are available to check out for free in both gallery buildings. Family restrooms are available in East Building. Parts of the Park may be inaccessible by wheelchair due to the natural slope of the landscape. For more information and accessible accommodations, visit ncartmuseum.org/accessibility or ask a visitor experience associate.
ANN AND JIM GOODNIGHT MUSEUM PARK
The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park features public art installations, gardens, and nearly five miles of recreational trails that link to the Capital Area Greenway.
To help keep the art and landscape safe, do not climb on or touch works of art, unless otherwise indicated, or disturb natural areas. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians and pets must be on leash. Please clean up after your pet using nearby trash cans. Commercial business activity, including photography, drone usage, and video recording, is permitted only with prior authorization.
Water fountains, snacks, retail, free family Park Packs in English and Spanish, and event and exhibition ticketing assistance are available inside the Welcome Center. Restrooms are open daily at the Welcome Center and Park Theater from dawn to dusk.
- Lunar Bird, 1945, Joan Miró
- Abstract Fish no. 4, 2016, James Prosek
- Rodin Garden
- Ogromna, 2009, Ursula von Rydingsvard
- Askew, 2009, Roxy Paine
- Untitled, 1986, Ellsworth Kelly
- Knife Edge, 1961, Henry Spencer Moore
- Three Elements, 1965, Ronald Bladen
- Untitled, 1989, Joel Elias Shapiro
- Union 060719, 2019, Hoss Haley
- Flight Wind Reeds, 2003, Bill and Mary Buchen
- Mirror Labyrinth NY, 2016, Jeppe Hein
- Picture This, 1994–97, Barbara Kruger, Henry Smith-Miller, Laurie Hawkinson, and Nicholas Quennell
- Ulau, 2001, Mark di Suvero
- Collapse I, 2000, Ledelle Moe
- Gyre, 1999, Thomas Sayre
- Ernest and Ruth, 2015, Hank Willis Thomas
- Whisper Bench, 2008, Jim Gallucci
- Large Spindle Piece, 1974, Henry Spencer Moore
- No Fuss, 2003–8, Mark di Suvero
- Installation 1–183, 2019, Daniel Johnston
- Crossroads/Trickster I, 2005, Martha Jackson-Jarvis
- Wind Sculpture II, 2013, Yinka Shonibare, MBE
- Wind Machine, 2002, Vollis Simpson
- Invasive, 2008, Steed Taylor
- Benches and bicycle racks, 2005, Alvin Frega
- Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky, 2003, Chris Drury
- You & Me, 2010, Maria Elena González
- Untitled, 2007, Ledelle Moe
- Park Pictures, ongoing, various artists
- A Closer Look, 2010, Tim Purus
Scan this QR code to access digital maps and explore featured artworks through video, activities, and more.