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North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by State legislation and funding. The museum’s permanent collection includes European paintings 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, and Jewish ceremonial objects. The Museum features over 40 galleries. It's situated in Museum Park, which encompasses 164 acres and features more than a dozen site-specific works of art. Admission is free except for special exhibitions and events.

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