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N.C. Museum of Art Announces Extended Hours for Final Week of Rembrandt in America

Museum Welcomes 100,000th Visitor to Exhibition

Circle of Rembrandt van Rijn, Young Man with a Sword, circa 1633–45, oil on canvas, 46 1/2 x 38 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

RALEIGH, N.C.—Director Larry Wheeler announced today that the N.C. Museum of Art will offer extended hours for Rembrandt in America during the final week of the exhibition. Monday through Friday, January 16–20, the exhibition will remain open each evening until 9 pm. On Saturday, January 21, the exhibition will remain open until midnight. The exhibition opens at 10 am each day.

The exhibition will also be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 10 am–9pm. West Building which houses the permanent collection will remain closed that day. West Building will maintain regular hours. A full schedule can be found online at

Visitors may purchase tickets for Rembrandt in America at, by phone at (919) 715-5923, or in person at the NCMA Box Office. The exhibition closes On Sunday, January 22, at 5 pm.

The announcement for extended hours comes on the heels of the Museum welcoming the 100,000th visitor to Rembrandt in America. Wendi Howell of Holly Springs visited the exhibition Sunday morning. She and her husband, Chris, received a gift bag of Rembrandt merchandise from the Exhibition Store and a year-long Museum membership.

The Museum is the only East Coast venue for the show which features the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition.

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the Southeast. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.

The Museum recently opened West Building, the new home to the permanent collection. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Beverly Eaves Perdue, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Linda A. Carlisle, secretary. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free. Museum hours are Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Monday. For more information about the Museum, visit

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