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Arts & Museums
Constructed by the College of Engineering, this solar house serves as a demonstration and research facility and is the longest ongoing solar experiment open to the public in the United States.
Browse through an assortment of splendid art collections at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The display includes African, ancient and oceanic art in addition to an extraordinary exhibit of Judaic ceremonial art. American paintings by Singleton, Copley, Homer and O'Keefe are on display as well. The venue also hosts various exhibitions, concerts and other live performances.
Beginners are welcome to try their hands at creating in various mediums of art at this arts center that is one of Raleigh
Fine custom furniture and contemporary lighting make up the basic offerings here, but there is so much more to see. An exciting visual arts gallery, Accipiter shows and sells the work of more than 500 national artists. Looking for that one-of-a-kind showcase piece? Find it here among unique paintings, glasswork, art furniture, sculptures and more. New art is brought in nearly everyday, so this is a different place every time you visit.
Colonel Joel Lane played a key role in North Carolina's transition from county to state and Raleigh's capital city status. Later known as "The Father of Raleigh," he constructed this establishment in the 1760s in a primarily rural location, making it a recipient of admiration. Owned and restored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the manor houses a unique collection of artifacts, paintings and furniture that archetypes 18th-century living. The historic site has accolades aplenty to its credit, and guided tours to the museum attract throngs of locals, tourists, historians and educational organizations. The manicured lawns and verdant gardens make for a serene backdrop.
The Contemporary Art Museum or CAM Raleigh is a museum completely dedicated to the contemporary art form. This space brings creative designs and contemporary collections from all over the globe to Raleigh. While it forays into the international art scene, local artists are featured regularly as well, thereby offering visitors a splendid collage of global and regional art. CAM believes in experimenting, and has special educational programs for young students who are given a chance to learn new things and showcase their work. The museum also hosts exhibitions throughout the year, thereby keeping contemporary art alive in the city.
The City of Raleigh Arts Commision hosts this exhibition series at the Raleigh Municipal Building that features works produced or collected by artists living, working, or exhibiting in the region. Each exhibition series lasts approximately two years.
The Raleigh Museum celebrates the history of the Raleigh region, from its early days to its current culture as North Carolina's capital city. There are a number of artifacts in a series of exhibits designed to preserve the past as education for generations to come.
Pope House Museum was once owned by Dr. M.T. Pope who was a prominent African-American citizen of Raleigh, North Carolina. The house was built in 1901 was also an official project of the Save America’s Treasures Program. Pope had installed then cutting-edge gadgets in his house like gas and electric fixtures, running water, a telephone, and a call bell system. This house features on the National Register of Historic Places.
As you walk under the awning into this unassuming building, it is impossible to tell what waits inside. This little gallery, located at City Market, displays a diverse collection of artwork. At first glance, it is all contemporary art. But further inspection reveals a mix of contemporary and traditional art, done in a variety of mediums. Paintings and lithographs, sculpture and stained glass are all on display, with new works rotated every six months. For those who want to spice up their décor, the gallery offers corporate and residential consultations.
Founded in 1902, this museum is committed to exploring and preserving North Carolina's rich heritage. Among the permanent exhibits is the Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina folk life, and David Marshall "Carbine" Williams, a famous inventor of weapons innovations. There is a variety of changing exhibits available to explore as well. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts that represent agriculture, costumes, furnishings, sports and leisure and more. Admission is free. A great place to take the kids.
Exhibits at this hall of fame include personal items donated by approximately 200 inductees and offers a chance to learn about these sports heroes and the impact that sports have played in North Carolina's history.