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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. 

Music at the Museum featuring Charlie Smarts

​Join us as Charlie Smarts performs virtually from the North Carolina Museum of Art!

Two ways to watch:

​Join a public viewing of the concert in real time, livestreamed on our Museum Park Theater screen. Reserve your free ticket on the right.

Stream free on YouTube starting at 9 pm on April 27

Please note that if you reserve a ticket for the Museum Park Theater viewing:

• Masks and social distancing are required. The ground will be sectioned off for socially distanced groupings.

• No alcohol is permitted.

• Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

• Screening canceled in the event of rain.

Artist autobiography in lyrics

Charlie Smarts.

He Hurts; He Thinks.

Emcee from N.C.

He spills lyrics.

Started Kooley High with Tab-One, Rapsody, Sinopsis, Foolery, and DJ ill Digitz.

The mic plug up.

Made the price run up with nice numbers.

Recorded “Never Come Down,” executive-produced by 9th Wonder.

Charlie moved to Brooklyn with tunes cooking.

Went solo for promo.

At Hopscotch did the Little Bro Show.

Topnotch flowing.

Released “We Had A Good Thing Going.”

The rollout roped them in.

Kings in Raleigh . . . sold out the opening.

Months later he stopped holding pens.

COVID was closing in.

Emotions of hopelessness,

The lowest since.

When he was walking home,

Someone drove and hit his lower hip.

Charlie broke his wrist

And was close to quitting.

He thought . . .

Charlie Smarts.

Music heals; music eases your mind.

Be free in N.C.

Charlie reconnected with Kooley High and dropped three singles in 2021. (“Hold Up,” “Lazy Sunday,” “Rollin in the Hay”)

Coming back to Carolina where it all started

Rejuvenates him as an artist.

Support this artist by purchasing his music here.


Apr 27, 2021


9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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