The North Carolina Museum of Art is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a museum of art having the collections of North Carolina.
The museum has free admission for visitors for viewing the permanent collections. On special occasions or for special programs or exhibitions, the museum charges a fee. Visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Art can avail of guided tours. Guided walk in tours are available from Tuesday to Sunday from 1:30 p.m. for free. Audio tours are available on payment of $3 and can be redeemed. The visitor has to deposit a credit card or driverís license for the Audio Tour ticket. The North Carolina Museum of Art often shows short films that are related to ongoing exhibitions. The shows are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Group tours at North Carolina Museum of Art have to be reserved and are available from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The reservations for such tours have to be made 3 weeks in advance. Self guided school group visits should be reserved at least 10 days in advance. The museum has an Education Department that arranges school tours.
The North Carolina Museum of Art has a book store that sells books, posters, jewelry, and a wide range of art-related goods. A restaurant is also situated inside the museum. The restaurant offers a mix of different cuisines starting from entrees to main courses.
Collections at the North Carolina Museum of Art:
The art collection at the Museum of Art, North Carolina spans over 5,000 years. The collection includes ancient Egyptian funerary art, well known sculptures and painted vases from Greece and Rome as well as European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance period. Works of renowned artists like Giotto, Sandro Botticelli, Raphael, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Paul Rubens, Antonio Canova and Claude Monet are on exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art. There are entire galleries devoted to African, Ancient American, Oceanic and Jewish Ceremonial art. The NC Museum of Art has collections of American art of the 18th and 19th centuries and modern European artists. Recently, Iris Cantor gifted the Museum of Art in North Carolina 22 statues by Rodin.