The Museum Store serves visitors at the West Building Main Store, East Building Exhibition Store, and Welcome Center.
Begin or continue your experience at the NCMA by visiting the main Museum Store in West Building. New enhancements include a large gallery wall featuring a rotation of works created by statewide artists. Our space has been reimagined with inviting and accessible furniture and displays as well as new merchandise from local artisans. We are thrilled to feature our new logo on an array of clothing, housewares, and small items to take your NCMA experience home and enjoy long after your visit. Families are always welcome, and maker tables are available for all ages.
The Welcome Center, located in the Museum Park, offers stunning views, nature-themed books and games, branded clothing items to make your walking adventures more enjoyable, and a selection of refreshments for purchase.
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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.
- Saturday, January 6, West Building, 10 am–2 pm
- Saturday, February 3, West Building, 10 am–2 pm
- Saturday, March 2, Gipson Plaza, 11 am–4 pm
- Saturday, April 6, Gipson Plaza, 11 am–4 pm
- Saturday, May 4, Gipson Plaza, 11 am–4 pm
- Saturday, June 1, Gipson Plaza, 11 am–4 pm
Our 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 2023–24 Collaborations
Artspace is a nonprofit visual arts center located in Downtown Raleigh inspiring positive community impact through the arts.
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.
Big Little Design Co. (@biglittledesignco) offers unique pieces created and designed by Sophia Woo, a lifelong crafter. Influenced by artists around the world, especially those in Taiwan and Japan, she creates her pieces from clay, semiprecious stones, beads, glass, resin, gold, and brass. All of her works are neutral, statement pieces that are perfect for everyday and special-occasion wear.
Quintin Neal specializes in handcrafted hats, jewelry, and oil paintings. Neal is an artist and educator who aspires to uplift, build confidence, and help people express their creative style through his artwork and wearable creations.
Photo: Negin Naseri
Fragments and Fig, @fragmentsandfig
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.
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.
Kindred Spirit Studios features mixed-media art by Michelle Davis Petelinz that reflects her African American and Native American heritage.
Contemporary artist Martha Clippinger creates colorful, geometric abstractions across a range of media, including painted wood constructions, ceramic reliefs, and textiles.
Mónica Linares studied the science behind habit formation and applied it to painting. She now paints most days and helps other artists form their habit of daily (or almost daily) painting through the class The Happy Habit! She says, “I love simplifying what I paint to the least amount of shapes and brushstrokes. I enjoy playing with color, being minimalist, and composing where things land on the canvas.”
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.”
Rachel Stewart is an abstract expressionist painter and jewelry designer. Most of her work is inspired by hip-hop and popular music culture. Her jewelry can be seen at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and has been featured in Jet Essence and the Huffington Post.
Retro Modern Furnishings makes it possible to furnish your home in a socially responsible, yet stylish and affordable way.
Roots & Jones is a lifestyle brand creating handcrafted pens that are a reflective tool designed to enable connection, organization, storytelling, deep focus, and authenticity. The NCMA–exclusive pen was carved out of cherrywood sourced from the Museum campus.
Sister Source is a narrative jewelry business and social enterprise venture run by Durham-native Angela Battle. Battle is trained as an anthropologist and technologist and uses her skills to research and create jewelry narratives. Her work draws inspiration from the African American experience and conveys those stories through wearable art. The subjects of the narratives include African symbols, the Middle Passage, the Underground Railroad, Afrofuturism, and much more. The jewelry is a recognition and celebration of the historical bravery and resilience of African Americans and the collective quest for a brighter and virtuous future. Sister Source also supports other woman artists by developing US markets for South African bead workers.
Starworks is a public-access glass studio, ceramics community, and café. Everyone is welcome to watch artists work when they visit the galleries. Starworks is also a member of Glass Impact, a nationwide nonprofit focused on creating equity and expanding access to the glass arts.
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.
Tiffany Coley creates industrial and uniquely modern one of a kinds, limited runs, and production jewelry pieces in sterling silver, copper, and bronze.
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.