The beautiful new North Carolina Museum of Art building, itself often called a work of art, houses the state’s outstanding permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects. With the 124-acre outdoor galleries and campus, it is the nation’s largest art museum park. Temporary exhibits and education facilities are located in the East Building.
The first art museum in the nation to purchase works of arts with state funds, the museum’s collection includes major holdings in European painting from the Renaissance to the 19th century, Egyptian funerary art, sculpture and vase painting from ancient Greece and Rome, American art of the 18th through 20th centuries, and international contemporary art.
Other strengths include African, ancient American, pre-Columbian, and Oceanic art, Jewish ceremonial objects, and the southeast’s biggest collection of Rodin sculpture, a gift from the Iris B. and Gerald Cantor Foundation..
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