North Carolina was the first state to establish an art museum using state funds when they opened The North Carolina Museum of Art in their first established home on Morgan Street in downtown Raleigh in 1956, thanks to the idea brought forth by a collective group of arts-minded citizens that came together to form the North Carolina State Arts Society in 1924.Almost 100 years later and now ensconced in their Blue Ridge Road home, the NCMA continues to grow. By the end of this year their expansion is set to bring a new streetscape, dynamic water elements, and landscaping designed to be experienced as art.The staff of event planners make sure their programs reach all ages, engage with visitors, and are accessible. It is one of the foremost destination museums in the Southeast.We visited for one of their summer movie nights for the screening of “The Big Lebowski” and The Dude Abides partycomplete with White Russians, local food trucks, life-size bowling, and a costume contest.
The second entry in our Sunday Story series from our visit to Raleigh’s Meredith College and their young writers camp. Every summer for the past decade Meredith College has hosted rising 6th, 7th, and 8th […]
In the state that the king of bluegrass, Earl Scruggs, called home, it’s only fitting that big name acts will soon grace the stage of the Historic Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy. The Blue […]
“Lion Ark,” the shocking, action-filled documentary of a harrowing rescue and airlift of 25 former circus lions premiered on Saturday in Durham at Full Frame Theater. Movie-goers were treated to a special Q&A with director […]