Please note: The Museum buildings will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. The Museum Park will be open dawn to dusk.


Docents at the North Carolina Museum of Art love art and love helping our visitors enjoy and understand it more fully. NCMA docents serve about 30,000 people a year, about two-thirds of them school-age children.

By telling the stories of female artists whose work is in the NCMA’s permanent collection, exhibiting and acquiring more work by important women artists, hosting special events featuring female artists and authors, and selling merchandise that promotes women’s significant contribution to the arts, the NCMA joins the international drive to achieve a more diverse representation of female artists in museums around the world.

Women artists historically have been underrepresented in most museums. As the Museum continues to collect some of the best artists of our time—Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Susan Rothenberg, Elizabeth Murray, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Zanele Muholi, and many others—we hope to challenge and change this oversight, beginning at our own institution.

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