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

Photo by Mike Boykin 


Scenes from the Natural World: Photography by Mike Boykin

December 5, 2014–January 25, 2015

Opening reception First Friday December 5, 6-8pm

Mike Boykin is a photographer from Raleigh, NC. He has interest in many subjects including wildlife, macro insect photography and surfing, though the natural scenes found in and around the waters of lakes and the ocean coupled with the beauty of a rising or setting sun are among his favorites.



Exhibition Schedule

  • August 1-September 1 — Audubon Revisited by Amy Sawyer
  • September 5–28 — Horizons: Touching the Sky by the Pastel Society of  NC
  • October 3–26 — Nature, My Muse by Mona Wu
  • November 7–30 — Nature Photography by James Henderson
  • December 5–January 25 — Scenes from the Natural World: Photography by Mike Boykin


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)