North Carolina Museum of Art

On a recent tour of the North Carolina Museum of Art, students from Mims Studios were introduced to the permanent collections of European and American paintings on display. Highlights included masterworks by Botticelli, Veronese, Van Dyck, Rubens and Vien. American painting from the 18th and 19th centuries were represented by Copley, Homer, Eakins and Chase. The museum also displays several major works by Andrew Wyeth.

Flemish Room - North Carolina Museum of Art

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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Regretfully, the museum has begun expanding its architectural insult to tradition with a new 127,000 square foot building that almost makes the previous structure appear an object of beauty by comparison.

However, critics of the new North Carolina Museum of Art should at least recognize the seamless integration of design with vernacular architecture… the aesthetic connection to the ubiquitous self storage unit is unmistakable.

New North Carolina Museum of Art

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Published in: on June 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I enjoy seeing your continued log on the student activities. It was especially nice to see my son,Brian,engaging in what he enjoys most. Thank you for the wonderful surprise.
    Joyce


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