2110 Blue Ridge Road
When the North Carolina Museum of Art was founded, the state legislature appropriated $1 million to establish a collection, making it the first state in the nation to use public funds to purchase art. Since then, the collection has grown to span 5,000 years of artistic invention, encompassing Egyptian, classical, African, Oceanic, ancient American, Jewish ceremonial, and western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The collection now extends beyond the museum walls into a open-air museum theater designed by Barbara Kruger and a 164-acre park with walking trails and public art. Spend the day and experience it all when you next come to Raleigh.