Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.


Catering Works offers a wide variety of on-site food and beverage options and is committed to bringing you a great dining experience at the NCMA. Menus emphasize locally sourced ingredients and include unique dishes that are inspired by the latest exhibition and the People’s Collection. Fresh and delicious fare is offered at East Building’s East Café, grab-and-go items are available at the Welcome Center, and picnics to be enjoyed in the Museum Park can be pre-ordered online. Vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary options are available.

 East Café

The café, located in East Building on Level C,  serves hot entrées, fresh salads, desserts, coffee, beer, wine, and more. 

Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm


Picnic Baskets

Picnic baskets are now available to pre-order for NCMA outdoor films and amphitheater events. Notice of 72 hours is required.

Order Online 

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