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North Carolina Museum of Art and Chamber Music Raleigh Present Sights and Sounds on Sundays

October 13, 2015

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 ›

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Three Free Exhibitions Opening in September 2015

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 ›

During a Dec. 13, 2014, presentation at the North Carolina Museum of History, the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops, Reactivated, presented the newly conserved battle flag of the 33rd Regiment North Carolina State Troops.

26th Regiment N.C. Troops, Reactivated, Funds Conservation of Battle of New Bern Confederate Flag

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 ›

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North Carolina Museum of Art Announces New Plan for Museum Park

Vision Plan Outlines Upcoming Projects, New Art Commission from Artist Jim Hodges

Starring North Carolina! Celebration Features Monthly Film Series, Film Festival and Programs

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.

Jacob Toorenvliet, A Woman Holding a Basket of Eggs, 1667 (?), oil on copper, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Gift of the NCMA Volunteers, 2014

North Carolina Museum of Art Volunteers Win Two Paintings in Auction

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

Watergate Exhibit at N.C. Museum of History Wins 2014 AASLH Award of Merit

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

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Receives $500,000 Donation from BB&T

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.

Regional McDonald’s Announce Big Macs for the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

$.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

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents New Outdoor Sculpture

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 ›

May Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

As the first of the 10 fast battleships which served in WWII, NORTH CAROLINA paved the way for those battleships that followed.

1911 Reproduction Wright Glider in lobby of the NC Museum of History.

Reproduction 1911 Wright Glider Now Soars at N.C. Museum of History

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 ›

North Carolina Museum of Art Acquires Mary Cassatt Painting

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 ›

Freedom Riders

Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

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 ›

Welcome to Royal Russia

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 ›

Help Make the Holidays Brighter for Veterans with the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is asking for help in making the holidays brighter for veterans.

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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Rare Artifacts Now Available for Public to View

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 ›

Scotty McCreery’s Items on Exhibit at N.C. Museum of History

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.

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Russia in Raleigh Collaboration Brings Discounts to Russian-related Events

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.

Museum Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund First Major Exhibit about NC’s Filmmaking Role

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.

NC Museum of Art’s Michelle Harrell Wins NCAEA Museum Art Educator of the Year Award

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.

Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle” is a picnic

Visit the Memphis Belle, it’s free and there is lots to see.


Meet the Olinguito: Museum Scientist Among Team that Discovers New Species of Carnivore

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 ›

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N.C. Museum of History Awarded Grant for Film Series Chronicling History of Civil Rights Movement

  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 ›

North Carolina Museum of Art Announces Collaboration with Duke University

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 ›

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation will be featured in an exhibit opening May 15 at the N.C. Museum of History. On loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the seven-page document was signed by Pres. Abraham Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862. Pictured: Page one of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Photo credit: National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Only 10 More Days to See the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Raleigh

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 Legacy of Freedom Symposium Complements Exhibit

  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 ›

IMAGE: Walter F. “Buck” Leonard. IMAGE CREDIT: N.C. Museum of History

Walter F. “Buck” Leonard and Jackie Robinson: Baseball Legends

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 ›

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Launches Crew Stories Blog

Sea Stories will bring better understanding of what it was like to live on a City at Sea