The NC Museum of Art (NCMA) here in Raleigh just announced minutes ago at a press conference that three days before the official opening of Rembrandt in America on October 30, 2011, it will offer free admission to the exhibition for one day only on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visitors may begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
This special sneak-peek preview event is not ticketed. Visitors will be given access to the exhibition on a first-come, first-served basis for Friday, October 28 only.
Rembrandt Café, and the Special Exhibition Store will be open on October 28 as well.
For more information about the preview day or Rembrandt in America including ticket prices, visit www.ncartmuseum.org/rembrandt. For more on what to see and do this fall and winter in Raleigh, go to VisitRaleigh.com or call 800.849.8499 or 919.834.5900.
About the Exhibition
Rembrandt in America is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America. The NCMA is the only East Coast venue for this exceptional show that features works of art from across the United States, including some of the finest paintings residing in American collections. Curator of Northern European Art Dennis P. Weller serves as a co-curator of this exhibition, which has been more than five years in the making.
About the Museum
The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the Southeast. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164- acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.
The Museum recently opened its new gallery building, home to the permanent collection.
Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and Museum Park is free. Museum hours are Tuesday–Thursday and Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Closed Monday. For information call (919) 839-NCMA, or visit www.ncartmuseum.org.
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