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Art museum's Ansel Adams exhibit free on Monday

Posted April 20
Updated April 21

Ansel Adams Masterworks @ NCMA Feb. 4 - MAY 7

For those of you who are tracked out next week, homeschool your kids or have young ones at home, here's something to consider for Monday ...

The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will offer free admission to special exhibitions Ansel Adams: Masterworks and Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520, from noon to 8 p.m., Monday. The deal is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy.

“We’re pleased to extend to our community this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see not only iconic photographs hand-selected by Ansel Adams but also paintings that have never before left Italy, and we hope our visitors take advantage of this special offer to do so for free," said Lawrence J. Wheeler, the museum's director, in a press release.

The exhibitions are located in the museum’s East Building. The exhibition store in East Building will be open. West Building — including permanent collection galleries and Iris restaurant — will be closed as it usually is on Mondays.

Admission to the two exhibitions, which are ticketed together, normally costs $18 for adults. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park is always free.

The Ansel Adams exhibit is open through May 7. Glory of Venice remains at the museum through June 18.

Also at the museum this weekend: Hoopla: Party in the Park starts at 5 p.m., Friday. Admission is free. It's a chance to see some of the new works of art in the museum park, including the new pig-shaped interactive play piece. There will be music, food trucks, performers and more.

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