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How lucky can we be?
Jill Grosman

We are so fortunate at Carolina Meadows to live in an area where we have the visual arts all around us. From the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill to the Nasher Museum at Duke in Durham to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, we can spend time with three world class art collections.

As a docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art, I take many people from this area, visitors from around the country and even those from countries around the globe on tours of the museum’s permanent collection or temporary exhibitions. There are free walk-in public tours every day at 1:30 pm in the West Building. While it’s not possible to see all 800 plus works of art in the West Building alone on one tour, a docent will share highlights of the collection or focus on areas in which the group expresses interest. Not only does the museum have the largest collection of Rodin sculptures south of Philadelphia and east of California, but the museum is home to only one of two state owned Judaic Art collections, an exceptional collection of 17th Century Dutch Art, many art works of Josef Albers and other Black Mountain College artists, Egyptian and other African Art pieces and a 164 acre park filled with walking trails and sculpture. My list could go on and on. It is a treasure trove of art, activities and programs for all ages.

My motto is come often, it is your museum.

Special ticketed exhibitions occur several times a year. October 26, 2019 through January 19, 2020, an exhibit of art works by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and some Mexican Modernistas will be on display in the East Building of the museum. Scott Avett, a local artist and musician, is also a part of this exhibition and a wonderful addition.

One ticket will allow you to view both Frida Kahlo, Diego RIvera, the Mexican Modernistas and Scott Avett.

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You will find ticket prices and information for these exhibits. Members get a free visit and sometimes several if they take advantage of the special free member days that usually occur at least once during a ticketed exhibition.


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