Friday, August 17, 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art

We added a couple of extra days to the trip to Duke making a long weekend getaway out of it.  So what to do, what to see?  Jay recalled going to the North Carolina Museum of Art sometime back in the late 80's early 90's and said it was nice, and all inside on a very hot day.  So, Ms Garmin led the way. 

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.  The museum Jay visited is still there, and sitting next to it, is a stunning new modern building.  Oh My! The building alone is worth the trip.  It is light, modern, airly, very comfortable to move about in. The collection is a little bit of everything from ancient Egypt to modern pop culture.  It is a survey course in world art, a little of everything, but not a lot of anything.  The space is modern and amazing.  

What a nice surprise in Raleigh NC.  

What nice surprise have you stumbled across? 


  1. A couple night ago stumbled across Raulo, who was like a Hickory Farms sampler.

    So there was that.

  2. I myself have never enjoyed a Hickory Farms sampler (mistress maddie). Who knew?!? The Transit Museum in Brooklyn was a nice surprise, but your museum looks amazing.

  3. when I lived in DC, the postal museum next to union station. all about the USPS and stamps. very interesting!

    I have tried a hickory farms sampler box, but NOT the one like maddie's!

  4. I love Hickory Farms summer sausage! I don't suppose stumbling across a dog turd in my bathroom counts as a nice surprise, huh? At least it was in a room where you're supposed to do that kind of stuff!