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NC Art Museums Alphabetical Listings

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A Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
African American Atelier Inc., Greensboro Cultural Center
African American Cultural Center
African Heritage Center, NC A&T, Mattye Reed African Heritage Center
Afro-American Cultural Center
Alamance County Arts Council, Captain James White and Emma Holt White
John and June Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Appalachian State University, Appalachian Cultural Museum
Appalachian State University, Catherine Smith Gallery
Arts Center of Henderson County
Arts Council of Moore County
Arts Council of Wilson, Wilson Arts Center and Boykin Center
ARTS North Carolina, Inc.
Ashe Arts Center
Asheville Area Arts Council Front Gallery
Asheville Art Museum
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Inc.

B Barton College Galleries
The Bascom
Sam Bass Gallery
Beaufort County Arts Council
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts
Biltmore Estate
Maimy Etta Black Fine Arts Museum and Historical Society
Blount-Bridgers House, Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Boykin Center, Wilson Arts Center and Boykin Center
Burke Arts Council, Jailhouse Gallery
Burlington Artist League Gallery

C Caldwell Arts Council
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum, earlier St. John's Museum of Art
Carolina Union Activities Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carrboro Arts Center
Carteret County Historical Society, The History Place
Cedar Creek Pottery and Gallery, Museum of American Pottery
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Chapel Hill Museum
Chapel Hill Preservation Society
Chelsea Gallery of the A.K. Hinds University Center
Cleveland County Arts Council
Community Council for the Arts
Contemporary Art Museum
Craft Revival, Hunter Library, WCU
Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Irene Cullis Gallery, Greensboro College

D Davidson College, William H. Van Every, Jr. and Edward B. Smith Gallery
Davidson County Museum of Art
Charles Bruce Davis Museum of Art, History and Science, Inc.
Delta Fine Arts Center
Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University
Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies
Duke University Eye Center, Touchable Art Gallery
Duke University Museum of Art -- see Nasher Museum of Art
Durham Arts Council

E East Carolina University, Wellington B. Gray Gallery
Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council, Blount-Bridgers House, Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery
Elizabeth II State Historic Site, Roanoke Island Festival Park
Elkin Historic Collection, Foothills Arts Council, Art Collection and Victorian House Museum
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative

F Elizabeth Tiel Faulkner Gallery, Louisburg College
Fayetteville Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue Mask Museum
Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University
Foothills Arts Council, Art Collection and Victorian House Museum, Elkin Historic Collection
Four Sisters Gallery, North Carolina Wesleyan College
Furniture Discovery Center

G Ava Gardner Museum
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University
Green Hall Gallery at Chowan College
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro Cultural Center
Greene County Museum of Art and History
Greensboro College, Irene Cullis Gallery
Greensboro Cultural Center, African American Atelier Inc.
Greensboro Cultural Center, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
Greensboro Cultural Center, Guilford Native American Art Gallery
Greenville Museum of Art
Gregg Museum of Art & Design, N.C. State University
Guilford College Art Gallery
Guilford Native American Art Gallery, Greensboro Cultural Center

H Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, John and June Alcott Gallery
Marilyn J. Harrison Gallery, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County
Hayti Heritage Center, Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery
Hickory Museum of Art
Hiddenite Center Inc.
Highlands Visual Arts Center, Bascom-Louise Gallery
The History Place, Carteret County Historical Society
Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, Blount-Bridgers House, Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council

I Iredell Museums, Inc.

L Latimer House Museum, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society
The Light Factory
Louisburg College, Elizabeth Tiel Faulkner Gallery

M Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography, McCown-Mangum House
McColl Center for Visual Art, formerly Tryon Center for Visual Art
MESDA, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
Mims Gallery, North Carolina Wesleyan College
Mint Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Craft and Design
Modern Museum
Museum of American Pottery, Cedar Creek Pottery and Gallery
Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)
Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, Shelton House
Museum of the Native American Resource Center
Museum of World Cultures, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

N Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
  North Carolina A&T University, H.C. Taylor Art Gallery
North Carolina A&T University, Mattye Reed African Heritage Center
North Carolina Arts Council
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
North Carolina Central University Museum of Art
North Carolina Collection Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina Homespun Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Pottery Center
North Carolina State University, Gregg Museum of Art and Design
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Four Sisters Gallery
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Mims Gallery

O Old County Jail Museum, Clay County Historical & Arts Council
  Old Depot Association & Gallery

P Penland School of Crafts Gallery
Pocosin Arts

R Mattye Reed African Heritage Center, North Carolina A&T University
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Roanoke Island Festival Park, Elizabeth II State Historic Site
Robeson County Heritage Showcase Museum
Rocky Mount Arts Center
  Ruby City Gems

S Salem Fine Arts Center Gallery, Salem College
Sawtooth Center for Visual Art
Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest University
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
Sims Art Center
Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University
Snow Camp Historical Drama Society, Inc.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)
Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center
St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Vardell Gallery
St. James Place
St. John's Museum of Art, now Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum

T H.C. Taylor Art Gallery, North Carolina A&T University
Theatre Art Galleries
Touchable Art Gallery, Duke University Eye Center
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Applachian State University

U United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Marilyn J. Harrison Gallery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ackland Art Museum
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Collection Gallery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Union Activities Board
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, John and June Alcott Gallery
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Rowe and Cone Center Galleries
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Weatherspoon Art Museum
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Museum of World Cultures
The Upstairs Gallery

V Van Every and Smith Galleries, Davidson College
Vardell Gallery, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

W Wake Forest University, Scales Fine Arts Center
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Wilkes Art Gallery
Wilson Arts Center and Boykin Center, Arts Council of Wilson
Winston-Salem State University, Diggs Gallery
Winterville Historical and Arts Museum
Yadkin Arts Council

Y YMI Cultural Center


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The American Association for State and Local History bestows annual awards to encourage excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH encourages all size institutions to apply, and to self-nominate. The awards recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, exhibits, multimedia, publications, public programming, and special projects) and individual achievement. All accomplishments occurring since October 1, 2014, are eligible. Submission deadline is MARCH 1, 2015.   Visit for more information. Have questions or need help with your nomination? Contact NC state representative RaeLana Poteat at or 919-807-7960.

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With excellent museums and galleries in every region of North Carolina, it’s easy to make a museum stop part of your travel plans. The Museums in a Minute series shares with you a variety of art collections to experience with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for European or American Art, the art of ancient civilizations, contemporary art, folk art, studio craft, works by artists from our state or from around the world, Museums in a Minute shows you where to find it. Let Museums in a Minute be your guide to experiencing rich collections of art that are just a car trip away!

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