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NCMA “Art in Bloom” April 7-10th


The North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual festival of art and flowers starts today and runs through Sunday, April 10th. Known as Art in Bloom, the event invites floral designers from across the state to create more than 50 beautiful floral displays interpreting masterworks from the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building.


Designers use their skill and creativity to capture the essence of a specific piece of artwork on display in the museum. Some may create literal interpretations using flowers with matching color schemes or shapes, while others may focus on bringing the mood or emotion they sense from the artwork to life through their arrangement. In addition to the arrangements inside, there will also be nine floral displays for visitors to admire outside as part of the living art displayed along the museum grounds. The event will also feature several demonstrations by world-renowned floral arrangers and hands-on workshops.


Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite arrangement by ballot at the Information Desk in West Building. Voting ends at noon on Sunday, and the winner will be announced by 5 pm on the NCMA Facebook page.


Separate tickets are required for Art in Bloom and for individual events. The arrangements will be on display this Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 9 am–5 pm and Friday 9 am–9 pm. Tickets are $10 for Members, $15 Nonmembers, and free for children 6 and under. For tickets and more information about scheduled workshops visit www.ncartmuseum.org/bloom.

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 839-6262

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“Art in the Evening” Series & Live Music Returns to NCMA

I don’t do this as often as I would like but I love the Friday night NCMA “Art in the Evening” series. It is a great opportunity to  wander the galleries in the West Building and share small plates with friends. Best of all you can chill with a glass of wine or beer and take in some really good live music.  Small plates and beverages, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic options, are available for purchase. Full music schedule through August 2015 provided below. “Art in the Evening” runs from 5:30-8:30pm. For more information visit http://ncartmuseum.org/calendar/type/art_in_the_evening/.

Live music schedule:

June 5: David Dyer Trio

June 12: Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

June 19: Sidecar Social Club (acoustic)

June 26: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

July 10: Onyx Club Boys

July 24: Tea Cup Gin

July 31: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

August 7: Onyx Club Boys

August 14: Tea Cup Gin

August 21: Sidecar Social Club (acoustic)

August 28: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Picture of the Week – Iris inside NCMA!

Iris in the NC Museum of Art

Iris in the NC Museum of Art

This week’s picture comes from my very first visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art this past Friday for the weekly “Art in the Evening” event. I had no idea that inside the museum I would find Iris, a full service restaurant serving american fare with an international flare.  According to those who have eaten there has some really great food. I’ve been told the brunch menu in particular is something to check out.  Of course being inside the museum means the dining setting is picturesque as well. I look forward to heading back soon to dine there. You can view their full menu on their website here.


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American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at NCMA through January 30th!


Photo by Sarah Edwards. ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

I just realized the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell art exhibit is at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh until the end of the month.  The exhibit is a decade-by-decade installation of 40 original works of art, and a complete set of 323 Saturday Evening Post cover tear sheets, spanning 47 years.  Better hurry if you want to see it.   The exhibit in Raleigh ends on January 30th.  Admission is $15. For more details visit the NCMA website.

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