We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Learn more about the free opening weekend celebration and see a full schedule of events celebrating the People’s Collection, reimagined. On Saturday, we anticipate parking to be at capacity throughout the day and encourage carpooling and/or alternative modes of transportation.

Museum Store 

During the closure of West Building from May 29 to October 7, 2022, the Museum Store will serve the community at on-campus and off-campus sites.
On campus we have merchandise for purchase in both the Exhibition Store and Welcome Center. We continue to support and promote artists and artisans from around the state and are available to answer questions, fulfill orders, offer private shopping options, and more. Please email help@ncartmuseum.org for assistance.
Off campus we have partnered with CAM Raleigh for the first Museum Store experience in downtown Raleigh. Located within CAM (Martin Street entrance), this window-front retail space features a blend of NCMA merchandise, books, and an array of works by artists from local studios such as Artspace and Anchorlight. We’re also organizing community experiences for all to enjoy.
Please watch our website and social media for details!

Visit Us

We offer curbside pickup for any purchase; please email us at help@ncartmuseum.org to coordinate your desired date and time. We would love to host you and your guests for a private shopping experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or want to shop without the crowds, we’ll design a unique experience with you. Please contact us for details.

Triangle Pop-Ups

Triangle Pop-Up is a woman-owned small business specializing in showcasing local artists and makers. They work with local vendors and businesses to create unique pop-up markets and events that meet all over the Triangle.

The NCMA hosts Triangle Pop-Ups featuring local artisans selling handmade products in the Museum Plaza every first Saturday of the month from 11 to 3 pm.

2022 Markets:

  • March 19; Art in Bloom Special
  • April 2
  • May 7
  • June 4
  • July 2
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 3
  • Our New Community Focus on North Carolina Artists and Artisans

    As part of our mission to partner with and promote community artists across North Carolina, the Museum Store and Exhibition Store invite artists and artisans to share their creations. Contact us using the Community Artisan Collaboration Form.

    A Selection of Our 2022 Collaborations

    Artspace is a nonprofit visual arts center located in Downtown Raleigh inspiring positive community impact through the arts.

    The Flower Shuttle is a Raleigh-based foundation focused on recycling flowers to deliver to those in need throughout the community. Come view creative collaborative displays created by volunteers in the Museum Store.

    Located in Raleigh, the Green Chair Project reuses essential furnishings donated by our community to help neighbors in need facing the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster. The Museum Store partners with Green Chair for recycled and upcycled display pieces and merchandise.

    The Women’s Center has been an established and welcoming portal of entry for homeless women in Raleigh for over 43 years. It provides a safe environment and offers training and opportunity. The Museum Store supports its mission through projects and offerings.

    Woman-owned business, Raleigh

    Bold Standard offers original jewelry designs handcrafted by artist Kathleen Grebe. She takes both a commercial and artistic approach to making jewelry, offering affordable options that everyone can enjoy in addition to pieces that push the envelope with innovative design. “She who makes a bold fashion statement possesses even deeper courage within,” says Grebe.

    Local bookshop and café, Chapel Hill

    Epilogue is independently owned and operated by Miranda and Jaime Sanchez. They believe the communal experience is cultivated by the sharing of food, drink, culture, and story. They’ve partnered with the Exhibition Store to offer exhibition-related titles for all ages.

    Artist, Raleigh

    In 2012 Tardy participated in the Hope Equals artist residency in Israel and Palestine. She learned from and created with Israeli and Palestinian artists, exploring culture through various art forms. Tardy is part of the Raleigh Murals Project and recently created a mural in the Museum Store to accompany her exclusive artisan products.

    Bag designer, Wilmington

    For over 15 years, Holly Aiken has designed handbags with a classic yet unexpected color mix, exclusive die-cut geometric patterns, and functional styling. Each bag and accessory is handmade of durable materials in North Carolina. The Museum Store recently partnered with Aiken to create a complete line of exclusive products inspired by Frank Stella’s Raqqa.

    Local studio, Durham

    An award-winning graphic design and book production studio celebrating 25 years of service in Durham, Horse & Buggy Press also features an art gallery. The Museum Store features a rotating selection of its titles.

    Artist, Raleigh

    Jane Cheek’s work captures small moments and details taken from observations of the outdoors and translates them into large-scale immersive formats. Influenced by sculpture and textile art, Cheek creates ceiling-suspended kinetic sculptures, including the one located in the Museum Store. Her art can be seen throughout the state in public areas.

    Artist living with autism, Raleigh

    Godwin creates images of animals using bright colors and repeating patterns. He attended the Beyond Academics program at UNC Greensboro and became an artist in 2013. The Museum Store features his small paintings and sculptures.

    Artist, Raleigh

    Pete Sack combines his love of oil paint and watercolor by creating paintings in both mediums. He is currently represented by the Mahler Fine Art, Raleigh. Sack participates in shows across the country and has his smaller originals at the NCMA.

    Woman-owned business

    Port and Starbird sources all-natural North Carolina materials for its creations. Erica Paige sells throughout the state but partners exclusively with the NCMA for many offerings. Everything is designed to have at least one, if not many, coordinating items. “[They] make amazing baby shower gifts or just a special something for your own little creation.”

    Artist, Greenville

    Wilson’s pastels dive deep into the souls of his subjects. Works from both his Landscape and Southern Girl series are available as original prints, note cards, and ceramic tiles.

    Woman-owned business, Raleigh

    Suijin Li is an industrial/jewelry designer and metalsmith who creates limited edition jewelry collections and colorful household art. Suijin is inspired by Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square series and offers a collection of clocks and earrings created exclusively for the Museum Store.

    Woman-owned, Black-owned business, Raleigh

    Usu Company candles are 100 percent soy wax, hand-poured, and handcrafted with one-of-a-kind fragrance blends. Owner Stacy Ahua uses #BLAZEON as a rallying cry for entrepreneurs, creatives, dreamers, immigrants, and artists to keep going, keep working in the pursuit of your passions, keep blazing your own trail.

    Complete with an introduction by Director Valerie Hillings, You Are the River is a literary celebration of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Over 50 talented writers from across the state share their experiences with works from the people’s art collection in poems, stories, and essays. Contributors include Belle Boggs, Jaki Shelton Green, Jill McCorkle, and David Sedaris.


    Mother-daughter team, Raleigh

    Zass’s philosophy is that every creation should respect the environment and the fundamental principles of eco-design: reduce, reuse, recycle. Each piece they sell is individual with a unique past, present, and future story of its own. Both Stores feature Brew Cuffs made from recycled North Carolina beer cans, a collection inspired by Mickalene Thomas’s Three Graces, and more!

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