Guide to North Carolina art museums, art centers and non-profit art organizations. For the year 2021, we will be focusing more on these important art venues. Please consider joining us and supporting them whenever you can. The membership benefits are worth it, plus you will be contributing to important local and regional art resources. This guide provides you with links to as many art organization as we know about in the state. If you know of other art organizations that are not listed, please let us know.

With the United States starting to get back to normal we want you to know that will continue to provide community art guides as we have for the past 23 years. We do this because galleries, museums, non-profit art organizations, and artists are important. We urge you to support them whenever possible. Be sure to call or check websites any art venues before attempting to visit them and get vaccinated. If you would like to be listed or featured in one of our guides please see "About Us" in top navigation. provides the most comprehensive and easiest to use gallery guides on the Internet. Our guides were created to help you easily discover art in various art communities whether you are visiting them, planning a visit, or living in them. Click on Art Gallery Guides in the top navigation and you'll find art guides for every state and thirty-seven major art cities. Each guide is divided into sections and organized in geographic locations. Links take you directly to the listed art businesses where you can quickly see what showing and going on.

Non-profit art centers frequently provide exhibition space for new and cutting edge contemporary art as well as traditional fine art exhibitions. Besides visual arts, many art centers also provide facilities for music, performance art and other arts, as well as art education.

Mint Museum in Bentonville, AR

Mint Museum - February 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021
W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine explores the various aspects of walls-artistic, social, political, and historical, as well as how there are literal walls or barriers, such as fences or sand berms. From antiquity to today, walls have been central to human history. Societies have built walls to delineate their borders, but the resulting structures define the civilizations on both sides. From east to west, north to south, walls have fortified cities, transformed ink lines on maps into stone, protected communities, and separated families. The space is divided into six sections - Delineation, Defense, Deterrent, The Divine, Decoration, and The Invisible - with each section anchored by a central photo essay. We constantly contend with walls, whether they are solid, porous, real or imaginary. This photography exhibition invites you to reflect on the omnipresence of walls and to consider your own. Where do the barriers start in your life? And do you need them to live the life you want? Location: at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, Mint Museum

North Carolina Art Museums
Asheville Art Museum
Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington)
CAM Raleigh - Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh)
City of Raleigh Museum (Raleigh)
Charlotte Museum of History
Hickory Museum of Art
Mint Museum (Charlotte)
Museum of the Cherokee Indian (Cherokee)
North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh)
North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh)
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Reynolda House Museum of American Art (Winston-Salem)

University Art Museums and Art Galleries in North Carolina
Ackland Art Museum (UNC, Chapel Hill)
Biltmore House and Estate (Ashville)
Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center (Ashville)
Center for Documentary Studies (Duke University, Durham)
Gregg Museum of Art & Design (NC State University, Raleigh)
Guilford College Art Gallery (Greensboro)
The Museum of the Southeast American Indian (UNC, Pembroke)
Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University, Durham)
NC Central U Art Museum (North Carolina Central University, Durham)
Penland Gallery (Penland School of Crafts, Penland)
Van Every/Smith Galleries (Davidson College, Davidson)
Weatherspoon Art Museum (UNC)
Weems Art Gallery (Meredith College, Raleigh)

North Carolina Art Centers
African American Cultural Center (NC State)
Harvey B. Gantt Center (Charlotte)
Appalachian Craft Center (Asheville)
The Arts Center (Carrboro)
Arts of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City)
The Bascom / Center for the Visual Arts (Highlands)
Cary Arts Center (Cary)
Center for Documentary Studies (Duke University)
Claymakers (Durham)
Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art (Greensboro)
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture (Charlotte)
John C. Cambell Folk School (Brasstown)
The Light Factory (Charlotte)
McColl Center for Art + Innovation (Charlotte)
North Carolina Pottery Center (Seagrove)
Highwater Clays, Inc. (Asheville)
Rocky Mount / Imperial Centre (Rocky Mount)
Sawtooth Center for Visual Art (Winton-Salem)
Sertoma Arts Center (Raleigh)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem)
Southern Highlands Craft Guild (Asheville)
Waterworks Visual Arts Center (Salisbury)
YMI Cultural Center (Asheville)

North Carolina Non-Profit Art Organizations
African American Atelier (Greensboro)
Alamance Fine Arts Academy (AFAA) (Burlington)
Arts Council of Fayetteville / Cumberland County
Ashe County Arts Council (Jefferson)
Asheville Area Arts Council
Associated Artists (Winston-Salem)
Community Arts & Culture (Chapel Hill)
Chatham County Arts Council
Durham Arts Council (Durham)
NC Arts Incubator / PAF Gallery (Siler City)
North Carolina Arts Council
Orange County Art Commission
Orange County Artists Guild (Carrboro)
Raleigh Fine Arts Society (Raleigh)
Southern Highland Craft Guild (Asheville)
Triangle Art Works (Research Triangle Park)
Wilmington Art Association (Wilmington)
Arts Council of Wilson (Wilson)




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Photograph by Lewis Hine on exhibition at the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, May 7 - August 2, 2021, 072121

Our Strength Is Our People
Photographs of Lewis Hine
May 7 - August 2, 2021
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, NC

Artwork by Kara Walker on exhibition at Frist Art Museum in Nashville, TN, July 23 - October 10, 2021, 072121

Kara Walker
Cut To The Quick
July 23 - October 10, 2021
Frist Art Museum
Nashville, TN

Photograph by Mary Ellen Mark on exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, March 3 - August 8, 2021, 061721

Mary Ellen Mark
March 3 - August 8, 2021
National Museum of Women
in the Arts

Washington, DC

Artwork by Lisa Yuskavage on exhibition at Baltimore Museum of Art, March 28 - September 19, 2021, 061721

Lisa Yuskavage:
March 28 - Sept 19, 2021
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MD

Photograph by Bruce Davidson on exhibition in This Is the Day at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR, Apr 24 - August 16, 2021, 061721

This Is the Day
Apr 24 - August 16, 2021
Including: Bruce Davidson
Crystal Bridges
Bentonville, AR

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