The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings, and at outdoor events. For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits. Learn more at

Buskers’ Day

The NCMA welcomes select buskers from across the state to play music throughout the Museum Park.

Buskers are street performers who entertain in public spaces for gratuities. This practice is found all over the world and has existed for centuries. While busking takes many forms, this event is centered around music performances. Come enjoy a day in the Park with amazing talent!

For buskers interested in performing, apply for a spot here. Submissions are open through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 15. We will notify applicants on Monday, October 18, as to whether they’ve been granted a spot.

Image: Thomas Sayre, Gyre, 1999, three ellipses of concrete, colored with iron oxide, reinforced with steel, and mottled with dirt residue from earth casting,overall length 150 ft. Gift of Artsplosure, City of Raleigh, and various donors


Nov 06, 2021


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM




Museum Park, Ellipse

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For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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