North Carolina offers a wide selection of museums
Art-inspired chamber music series features North Carolina ensembles Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces the 2015−16 schedule for Sights and Sounds on Sundays, the Museum’s long-running chamber music concert series produced in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh. Sights and Sounds on Sundays features diverse performances by North Carolina’s premier chamber ensembles, complementing… Read More ›
Exhibitions feature contemporary sculpture, photographs of children, and video installations Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents three free exhibitions opening in September 2015: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim, featuring playful sculptures by two contemporary North Carolina artists; The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMA’s… Read More ›
The 33rd Regiment North Carolina State Troops first saw battle at New Bern on March 14, 1862. There the unit lost 32 men and 28 were wounded. Union Brig. Gen. John G. Foster reported the capture of the 33rd Regiment’s commander, Col. Clark M. Avery, and 150 of his men during the battle. It is… Read More ›
Vision Plan Outlines Upcoming Projects, New Art Commission from Artist Jim Hodges
The exhibit Starring North Carolina! at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is part of a larger celebration that features a monthly film series, the Longleaf Film Festival and programs for all ages.
The Volunteer Board of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently won two paintings by Dutch Golden Age painter Jacob van Toorenvliet in a Bonhams auction
N.C. Museum of History is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit Watergate: Political Scandal and the Presidency
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announced today a $500,000 donation from BB&T. The investment is one of the largest donations received in the capital campaign to repair the ship’s hull and preserve the NORTH CAROLINA for generations to come.
$.50 from every Big Mac® sandwich sold at participating stores will be donated to the restoration fund of the ship
Work by Yinka Shonibare MBE adds color and whimsy to Museum Park Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a new work to be installed in its 164-acre Museum Park. The 20-foot-tall sculpture, Wind Sculpture II, by British-born artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, will be installed on May 5, 2014. The sculpture features… Read More ›
As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.
A full-scale reproduction of the glider that Orville Wright and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie flew at Kill Devil Hills in 1911 now soars inside the entrance at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The object is based on the glider the men used from Oct. 16 to 26 to make nearly 100 test glides…. Read More ›
Painting is first work by Cassatt in Museum’s permanent collection Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has acquired a painting by American artist Mary Cassatt titled Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinée. The work, which shows a young woman fashionably dressed for an afternoon at the theater, is the first by… Read More ›
N.C. Museum of Art Receives Grant from John William Pope Foundation in Support of School Bus Scholarship Fund
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a grant from the John William Pope Foundation for $25,000 in support of the Museum’s School Bus Scholarship Fund. The NCMA School Bus Scholarship Fund, which was launched in 2008 to provide funding to North Carolina schools requiring financial assistance to transport students to the Museum,… Read More ›
The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present Created Equal, a series of powerful documentaries that tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The films include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all…. Read More ›
January 7, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) — For those of Russian descent, history enthusiasts, or locals simply curious of Raleigh’s events, The North Carolina Museum of History is showcasing a display of Russian imperial splendor in the nationally traveling dual exhibit, “The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs” and “Windows… Read More ›
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is asking for help in making the holidays brighter for veterans.
Ever wonder what unique treasures are behind the steel walls of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA? The Interpretation and Collections Department and the Friends of the Battleship are giving everyone the opportunity to find out and it is at no cost to the public. Today, the Battleship launched the first digital initiative to share the extensive… Read More ›
Fans will flock to Raleigh to catch one of Scotty McCreery’s performances at the N.C. State Fair. Another must for fans — a visit to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh to see several of McCreery’s items on exhibit.
The North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Symphony and Carolina Ballet announce Russia in Raleigh, an exciting collaboration that brings you discounts to numerous Russian-related events in the capital city.
North Carolina is world renowned as a film-friendly state and has been for nearly 100 years. The state is among the top film destinations in the world.
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces that Michelle Harrell, coordinator of teen and college programs at the NCMA, has been selected to receive the North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA)’s Museum Art Educator of the Year 2013–14 Award.
Visit the Memphis Belle, it’s free and there is lots to see.
First Find of Its Kind in More Than Three Decades Observed in the wild, tucked away in museum collections, and even exhibited in zoos, there is one mysterious creature that has been a victim of mistaken identity for more than 100 years. A team of scientists – including Roland Kays, of the North Carolina Museum… Read More ›
The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is one of 473 institutions across the country that have been awarded a series of films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights movement. Part of the Created Equal series, these powerful documentaries, “The Abolitionists,” “Freedom Riders,” “The Loving Story” and “Slavery by Another Name,” include dramatic… Read More ›
Partnership offers art imaging and conservation research opportunities with new laser system Raleigh, N.C.—The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces a collaboration with Duke University’s Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging (CMBI) that brings new technological advances to the Museum’s Art Conservation Department. The partnership between NCMA conservators and Duke scientists offers art research… Read More ›
Exhibit Reopens July 1 with 13th Amendment! Time is running short to see the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, one of the most significant documents in United States history, before it leaves Raleigh. On view through Sunday, June 16, at the North Carolina Museum of History, this historical seven-page document is on loan from the National Archives… Read More ›
The exhibition Freedom Coming, Freedom for All, opening Wednesday, May 15, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, will be complemented by The Legacy of Freedom Symposium. On Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, this free symposium examines President Abraham Lincoln’s reasons for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, the resulting constitutional… Read More ›
Like baseball legend Jackie Robinson, whose story is told in the movie “42,” North Carolina’s Walter F. “Buck” Leonard was an outstanding athlete. Leonard played baseball in the Negro National League during the 1930s and 1940s, when segregation barred African American players from major and minor leagues. The Rocky Mount native helped pave the way… Read More ›
Sea Stories will bring better understanding of what it was like to live on a City at Sea