The Arts

Featured Art Museums/Exhibits

Ackland Art Museum

See ancient Greek vases, Renaissance paintings, and prints by Andy Warhol, all in one visit. The Ackland Art Museum's collection spans over 4,000 years, with paintings, pottery, and sculpture from around the world. 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Orange County. Tel: 919-966-5736. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

159 Chestnut St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605. This museum’s exhibits explore the art, history, and heritage of the region. Past exhibits have featured natural history, photography, 19th and early 20th century paintings, and local collections of antiques and crafts. Fee.

Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh

409 W Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. 919-261-5920. CAM Raleigh seeks to curate the most contemporary works possible - including architecture, installation art, and photography. Youth programs include the student docent program, and programs designed to inspire groups to explore their creative potential. Fee.

Diggs Gallery

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27110. 336-750-2458. Diggs Gallery is dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina. The gallery includes a sculpture garden, murals by John Biggers, and a variety of paintings, prints, and sculptures. Free.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design

516 Brickhaven Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606. 919-515-3503. A collecting museum at North Carolina State University, including (but not limited to) textiles, ceramics, outsider/folk art, architectural drawings, and furniture. Classes can attend a lecture, or have a tour that focuses on specific objects. Free.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202. 704-547-3700. Focuses on the many important visual arts and performing arts contributions from African-Americans, particularly those from the state of North Carolina. Fee.

Weatherspoon Art Museum

500 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403. 336-334-5770. The Weatherspoon Art Museum holds one of the leading collections of 20th and 21st century American art in the Southeast. The interactive guided tours, lesson plans, and educator workshops offer several ways to integrate art into a curriculum. Free.