A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection

October 8, 2022—January 22, 2023

Featuring more than 50 paintings by iconic artists including Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Cézanne from the world-renowned Phillips Collection, A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection brings artists famous for their depictions of light, color, and modern life to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Opening alongside a historic reinstallation of the NCMA’s collection, A Modern Vision showcases extraordinary paintings by titans of impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, and cubism, carefully collected by founder Duncan Phillips.

The Phillips Collection was America’s first museum of modern art, opening its doors in Washington, DC, in 1921 and installing works by different artists together to connect their art across time and place. A Modern Vision expresses Phillips’s belief that his museum gathered “congenial spirits among artists from different parts of the world and from different periods of time” to demonstrate “that art is a universal language.”


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Please note: Paid timed-ticket admission begins Wednesday, October 12, at 10 am. A Modern Vision opens alongside the Museum’s free collection reopening weekend, October 8 and 9, when admission to the exhibition will be free.

This exhibition has been organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC.

In Raleigh additional support for this exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Have a question or need help? Email our visitor experience team at help@ncartmuseum.org.

Museum Hours

Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday


  • Visitors can place large bags and water bottles in Museum lockers; luggage is not permitted.
  • For accessibility questions or accommodations, email Felicia Ingram at felicia.ingram@ncdcr.gov.
  • Photography is permitted unless otherwise noted.
Exhibition Store

Come experience the new NCMA Exhibition Store, featuring creations from NC artisans influenced by the modern masters. A gallery wall highlights photography, mixed media, and other framed options; scarves inspired by Wassily Kandinsky; and a custom candle from Usu Candle Co. titled Revival.

Shop a wide range of selections with images by iconic artists, such as Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet. Browse over 40 books about impressionism, expressionism, and the artists in A Modern Vision, and pick up a stunning exhibition catalogue. Everything can be enjoyed in a retail experience replicating a living room, complete with cozy seating area and a welcoming activity table for youth.

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Become a member today to enjoy special savings!


Enhance your experience of all special exhibitions and our world-class collection with these exclusive benefits:

  • Free admission for all special ticketed exhibitions 
  • Exclusive Member Mondays during select ticketed exhibitions
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and other celebrations
  • Discount on summer concerts in the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park
  • Discount on NCMA Cinema tickets
  • Free admission to summer movies
  • 10% off purchases in the Museum Store
  • Preview, the Museum’s quarterly members publication, mailed to your home
  • Member e-newsletters
Location and Parking


2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607


Visitor parking is free and available in the Blue Ridge lots, on the right after entering the Museum drive. Overflow parking is behind West Building, on the left after entering the Museum drive. Visitor drop-off is located between West and East buildings and can be reached by turning left after entering the Museum drive and following the signs.

Free for Members
$20 Nonmembers, $17 Seniors, $14 Youth ages 7–18 
Free for children 6 and under
Free for college-age young adults Wed.–Fri., 10 am–5 pm

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