The above photo is of the West Building of the North Carolina Museum of Art. While the museum is in Raleigh, not Greensboro, we like to feature it once in a while; because, truly, this museum belongs to the people of North Carolina. In 2011, we featured the NCMA, here. As stated in the post two years ago, North Carolina was the first state to earmark funds for a museum. Since NCMA is a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and a public institution, there is never a charge to tour the permanent exhibits. The exhibits span over 5,000 years- from Ancient Egypt to the present.
Did you notice the metal tree in the left of the above photo? It is a 43-foot tall hand-wrought, stainless steel tree that shines in front of the West Building. Read about this great, ever-changing-with-the-time-of-day, work of art here. And, if you haven't been to the museum in a while, it is a must-take day trip from Greensboro. You owe it to yourself to visit this great place at least once a year!