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North Carolina Museum of Art

A few photos from the grand re-opening of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum closed last year so that the permanent collection could be moved to a new building. And what an amazing building it is!

I've always loved this museum - it has a nice collection with several works that I love to visit again and again. But the best part is that it's surrounded by a 164-acre Museum Park with hiking trails and all kinds of cool enormous sculptures. My nephews and I love to hike this art trail. The museum also has an outdoor amphitheater for concerts and movies in the summer. And now, in addition to the new ultra-mod building, there are close to 100 more works of art, both inside and out.

The light inside the new building is incredible.

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The new building is surrounded with sculpture gardens and reflecting pools.

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During the re-opening weekend, a dance troupe was there peforming both inside and out; it was fun to see.

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Stainless steel tree on the hill - I love this.

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Comments (9)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, that's a gorgeous museum. I love those sculptures and the pretty reflecting pool. And I think the museum park with the sculptures and trails is such a great idea to incorporate art and nature. I can understand why you and your nephews love to visit there.

Thank you so much for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of this beautiful museum. Have a good day today.

sandrac:

Annie, this looks like a beautiful space! I look forward to reading more about it.

Someday, I am going to visit North Carolina!

Very cool - something I miss living in a crowded city - lots of open space. Enjoy!

LB:

Wow! Looks awesome! I would like to go!

Thanks for your comments everyone. It's a "must visit" place if you are ever in North Carolina (and please let me know if you come here!).

I love the museum. We have had a couple of the museums rebuilt here and some have worked well and others so-so. This one looks like it flows well and has a lot of great space.

I also love the performance art! What a great idea.

Lucky you for having a lovely museum like that to visit. It looks like they did a great job on it!

Marta, it really does flow. I've never been in a space quite like it.

Nancy, we are lucky!

I am catching up with your posts backwards. Now the other 2 posts make more sense :) This looks like a wonderful museum! I am glad it is open again.

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