Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions
As the preeminent art institution of North Carolina, the NCMA is firmly committed to presenting and promoting the work of artists from our state. Our frequent temporary exhibitions in the North Carolina Gallery are a testament to our ongoing goal of providing visitors with a broad view of the variety of work created by North Carolina artists and residents.
As part of this commitment, the NCMA has amassed a collection of nearly 650 works by North Carolina artists in many mediums. Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media works acquired by the Museum in the last 10 years. The exhibition features work by well-known favorites such as Bob Trotman, Beverly McIver, and George Bireline alongside brand-new works on view for the first time by artists such as Linda Foard Roberts, John Rosenthal, Peter Glenn Oakley, and Anne Lemanski.
Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. Support provided by the George Smedes Poyner Family Foundation and SunTrust Foundation. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.
John Rosenthal, Valle Crucis, 1979, archival digital print, 29 1/4 x 19 1/2 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, © 2013 John Rosenthal
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