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Museums

Rich history, state-of-the-art science exhibits, incredible art collections and more make Raleigh, N.C., an enriching place to visit for those with a passion to learn or discover their creative side. This collection of high-quality museums, most of them with free admission and several within just steps of each other, makes it easy to fill an entire weekend with museum visits and thought-provoking events.

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03-27-2017

On-Going Events

North Carolina Artists Exhibition

March 12 – April 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

03-28-2017

Events

ARTS Day: North Carolina Arts Council 50th Anniversary

March 28, 2017

This kickoff is the first in a year-long schedule of activities that celebrate the impact of the N.C. Arts Council over the past fifty years and the value of the arts to present and future generations...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Ansel Adams: Masterworks

February 04 – May 7, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (Unless Otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520

March 04 – June 18, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

North Carolina Artists Exhibition

March 12 – April 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

03-29-2017

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Ansel Adams: Masterworks

February 04 – May 7, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (Unless Otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520

March 04 – June 18, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

North Carolina Artists Exhibition

March 12 – April 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

03-30-2017

Events

Art in Bloom

March 30 – April 2, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs. 10am-5pm; Fri. 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Nonmembers $15; Museum Members $10; Free for Children 6 and Under

The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts its third Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of art and flowers. The event features more than 50 floral masterpieces inspired by the NCMAs permanent collection an...

Town Hall: Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable

March 30, 2017

By 2030, almost 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Rapid urbanization puts pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the natural environment and public health. WRAL c...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Ansel Adams: Masterworks

February 04 – May 7, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (Unless Otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520

March 04 – June 18, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (unless otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
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