The N.C. Museum of Art will open its new Rembrandt in America exhibit on Sunday. But visitors will get a free look on Friday.
The museum announced Thursday that it will offer free admission to the exhibition from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday (as in Oct. 28). Visitors can start lining up at 9:30 a.m. at the museum, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh.
The event is not ticketed. Visitors will be given access to the exhibit on a first-come, first-served basis on Friday only. The Rembrandt Cafe and Special Exhibition Store also will be open as well.
Rembrandt in America is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America. The museum is the only East Coast venue. Tickets will normally be $18 for adult; $15 for seniors (65+), military and kids ages 13 and up; $12 for kids ages 7 to 12; and free for kids 6 and under. It runs through Jan. 22.
Learn more about the exhibit on the museum's website. WRAL.com also has created a really interesting interactive feature about the exhibit.
Kids will be able to learn more about Rembrandt in the museum's upcoming Family Fun Saturday: Little Dutch Masters at 10 a.m., Nov. 5. It's designed for families with kids ages 5 to 11. The event includes a gallery tour plus studio workshops for families.
The cost is $5 per person for the general public. Registration is recommended as these can fill up. Click here to learn more and register.