Museum Store

Nature Art Gallery

The Nature Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine level of the Museum Store and features original nature-themed art. All exhibited art is for sale.

The main gallery showcases regional artists' two and three-dimensional arts and crafts — hand blown glass, NC pottery (including Bulldog Pottery), wildlife photography, lithographs and paintings. The secondary gallery features a single artist each month in a juried exhibition of their most recent work. Opening receptions are held during the Museum's First Friday events. For more information call 919.707.9854.


Monday–Saturday: 9 am–4:45 pm
Sunday: noon–4:45 pm

Vase by Ben Owen III


Old Roots, New Branches: North Carolina art pottery by Ben Owen III

May 1–31, 2015

Opening reception May 1, 6–8pm

The Nature Art Gallery is proud to offer an exhibit and sale of work by Ben Owen III, one of the world’s most celebrated potters. This exhibit offers a great opportunity to purchase a thing of beauty and lasting value made by the hands of a preeminent North Carolina artisan, made from North Carolina clay and fired in the North Carolina pottery tradition.




 Special Lecture by Ben Owen III, "Roots in Clay," May 15


Exhibition Schedule

  • May 1–31 — Old Roots, New Branches: NC Pottery by Ben Owen III
  • June 5–August 2 — Transparent: Overlapping Images of Nature by Trena McNabb
  • August 7–31 — Mark Stephenson
  • September 4–27 — Raleigh, Naturally: Artwork by Vicki Rees
  • October 2–November 1 — Wings: Artwork by Barbara Rohde
  • November 6–29 — The Nature Series: Artwork by Ellen Gamble
  • December 4–January 31, 2016 — Artwork by Sharron Parker


Robert Johnson

Signs of Spring Across North Carolina

The Nature Art Gallery is pleased to offer limited edition giclee prints, signed by NC artist Robert Johnson, of his paintings Signs of Spring (above) and Signs of Autumn Across North Carolina (below). These high quality prints, on archival paper using archival inks, measure 26x18 inches and can be purchased exclusively from the Gallery, framed or unframed. Or you can reserve one by calling 919.707.9854.

Signs of Autumn Across NC


Accessibility Note: The Nature Art Gallery is only accessible by stairs. For each exhibition all art will be photographed. Staff will bring individual pieces to the main floor of the Museum Store as requested.

Prospectus for Artists (Word document)