Welcome to the Museum Store! Our mission is to provide a memorable experience through our diverse selection of fair-trade and local artisanal goods inspired by the people’s art collection, the Museum campus, and the state of North Carolina. With items such as honey made by bees in the Museum Park and original works of art, there are so many ways to take a part of the Museum home for yourself or a loved one! If you have questions about the Store, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone from our membership and visitor experience team will be happy to assist.
We offer curbside pickup for any purchase; please email us at email@example.com 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-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.
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 2021 Collaborations
Women-owned, Black-owned candle company, 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.
Artist with autism, Raleigh
Godin 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.
Black-owned business, Raleigh
Owner and certified mixologist Ernest Gantz, along with Amanda Gantz, provide a full mobile bar setup for any event. Creative cocktails and their excellent customer service set them apart. During the pandemic, they’ve also offered virtual classes. The NCMA sells exclusive syrups inspired by the People’s Collection.
Women-owned, Black-owned business, 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.
Local Coffee House, Durham
As they say, without community, it’s just coffee. The mission of Cafe Beyu is to uplift and inspire by helping the people who live in their backyard. One initiative, the Beyu Food Project, fights food insecurity with proceeds from retail coffee sales. The Exhibition Store featured an exclusive Café Beyu coffee blend paired with the Golden Mummies mug.
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.
Women-owned, Black-owned bookstore, Raleigh
Since 2019 Liberation Station has trailblazed as an independent, globally recognized children’s bookstore. At their core they believe in making representation accessible and amplifying Black voices. The Museum Store features its curated selections targeting youth. This partnership will expand into programs, events, and more!
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!
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.
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.
Women-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.
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.