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North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Park

I can’t draw, paint, sculpt, carve, or construct a recognizable thing, recognizable being the key word here.

But I love and appreciate art and the talent it takes to create it! So I decided to spend a day at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, where there is art inside and outside!


And I think it’s the outside artwork that sets the museum apart from other art museums.

There are some pretty unique sculptures scattered throughout the grounds.







There is also a beautiful and peaceful courtyard tucked behind one of the buildings and there lies the Rodin Garden. Just gorgeous out there!



There are four different paths throughout the museum grounds, ranging from an easy 1-mile walk on a paved trail to slightly longer paths with steeper hills and mixed-surface trails. If you pick up a map, it shows you the highlights of each option.

I took the mile long Ambler trail, which is great for families, but I kinda wish I’d taken a longer path to see more of the artwork. Next time…

So if you’re ever looking for things to do in Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Park is well worth a visit!


About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. The art outside and the sculptures are gorgeous!

  2. Great pictures!

  3. I have to go there…that looks like an amazing museum. I’d never heard of it before.

  4. I love all of these! There is one…not saying which one that is my last name, I think it should totally be in my front yard :)

  5. Beautiful pictures!

  6. That is some cool art outside! And yes I can see why that one piece is called the conversationalist as I would want to talk with others about what they think it is.

  7. What a cool place!

  8. Those gardens look so serene….and I love the Askew piece….beautiful!

  9. what a unique place to visit. Luv the pics