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Art Society

In 1927 a small band of visionaries formed the North Carolina State Art Society. The Society was the founding body of the NCMA and remains a vital part of the Museum today. Though the Art Society’s role has evolved over the years, its current members have a single mission: to advocate for the Museum across the state, so that all citizens—newcomers and natives, schoolchildren and seniors—know that they have a museum in Raleigh.
Art Society Board Members 2014 Front row, l to r: Beth Yerxa, Dawn Enochs, Dena Potter, Ruth Cox, Lynn York. Back row, l to r: Barbour Strickland, Merryman Cassels, Owen Wexler, Hopie Avery, Buddy Hooks, Elizabeth Pitts

Reorganized under the canopy of the Museum Foundation, the North Carolina State Art Society is now recruiting district chairs from 18 geographic regions. These district chairs will serve as Museum ambassadors for their areas. They will form local committees of art lovers who will work to get information about NCMA exhibitions and offerings to their communities.

These committees will also promote Museum-oriented events in their local areas and help schedule group trips to the NCMA to see current exhibitions and attend special events.

Since the Museum is a public treasure, Art Society members want to make sure that people from Murphy to Manteo partake of this outstanding resource. If you are interested in joining a local district committee, email Art Society President Patrick Martin.

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