The NCMA’s permanent collection had its beginning in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to use public funds to buy art. that are relevant across subjects and grade levels.
The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park connects art, nature, and people to encourage creative experiences and human interactions. It features temporary and permanent public art installations by international artists, environmentally sustainable landscapes, colorful and contemporary gardens, miles of recreational trails, and a terraced pond. The Park is free and open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk. Learn more about art in the Park, the landscape, and Park projects and explore specific works in the Museum Park through NCMALearn.
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Explore works of art in the Museum Park in the sidebar or learn more about works of art featured in the video below.