Location visible to members
Meet at entrance to West Building at NC Museum of Art.
Encompassing 164 acres (0.66 km2) of fields, woodlands, and creeks, the Museum Park features more than a dozen site-specific works of art and two miles (3 km) of trails. The campus is the nation’s largest museum art park. In the warm weather months, outdoor movies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_cinema) and concerts are presented at the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park.
The museum’s contemporary art program extends into the landscape surrounding the museum, where artists have created both temporary and permanent site-specific works of art in the Museum Park. As of 2010, art on view in the Park includes works by Thomas Sayre, Vollis Simpson, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Ledelle Moe and a camera obscura entitled
Cloud Chamber (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Chamber)
Chris Drury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Drury_%28artist%29)
Other outdoor sculptures—Ronald Bladen’s Three Elements,
Henry Moore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Moore)
Large Spindle Piece and Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge—are installed in the gardens surrounding West Building. Picture This, part of the museum’s amphitheater, is a monumental work of art designed by artist
Barbara Kruger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Kruger)
in collaboration with architects and landscape architects.
Friday, October 18
Meet at new West Building @ NCMA, can put things in lockers and walk the trail for one hour. Half-hour toward the bridge, half-hour back...choose your own pace.
NCMA Park Map (http://www.ncartmuseum.org/images/uploads/ncma-park-map2.pdf)
Return to NCMA, collect things...
5:30 pm -- Art in the Evening for refreshments
6:30 -- Iris Restaurant
8:00 pm -- NCMA Movie