One of the leading art museums of the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956 as the first in...
moreOne of the leading art museums of the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art opened in 1956 as the first in the nation established with public state funds. More than 40 galleries here are home to a permanent collection of paintings, artifacts, and sculptures spanning the history of art from antiquity to the present day. Visitors can see paintings of the European Renaissance, Egyptian funerary artifacts, and contemporary international works of art, among others. An amphitheater hosts outdoor performances, and a museum park features more than a dozen major site-specific works surrounded by forests and fields.less
We just visited the new exhibit of Mummies at the Museum and here are some comments. There were several actual mummy casings which were worthy of viewing, especially the golden upper ones and the...more
It's a good regional museum with a nice collection of antiquities (especially ancient Egypt) and paintings but it's the most haphazardly structured exhibit I've seen. For some strange reason the...more