Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, FL1,055 contributions
Wonderful Museum Experience
Nov 2021 • Couples
This small museum is just over 10 years old and is a small treasure in Blowing Rock. Admission is free but donations encouraged. It’s at the south end of town and has parking. There is a very interesting short film about Blowing Rock and Appalachia, exhibits on Blowing Rock history, a terrific pottery exhibit and beautiful Impressionist art. Children will love their own special exhibit: it’s colorful and should intrigue any child. The docents are knowledgeable and there is a small gift shop with fun selections. Great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written November 11, 2021
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gogogirlsouthland1
North Carolina325 contributions
BRAHM in Blowing Rock
Aug 2021
I've been in this town fairly often and somehow missed this fine museum. Before entering, the building's design is striking, meant to fit well with the area. Inside it is spacious, not overwhelmingly big, easy to cover in an hour or so. At the time I visited (August 2021) with my husband there were exhibits that would be the envy of any museum. The following are some of what were on show. The Alexander Collection, one belonging to the museum's own collection, included Childe Hassam and Robert Henri, to name a couple from the popular Impressionist Movement. The Janet Wilson Collection, on loan, contained a grouping of women artists who were mostly students of a prominent artist who made his home in the mountain area. Elliot Dangerfield, that artist, has a large work above the staircase in the museum and another large one in the lovely stone church right across the street. The women, established artists of their time, names not readily familiar, (Cartwright, Cochrane, Ferguson, etc.) were represented by visually stunning paintings. Another gallery had numerous works in metal from North Carolina artists. Sometimes, walking through art museums, at least to me, there is a boredom factor. One can go from room to room only seeing a handful of items that excite. Not true here. Along with the paintings, the metalwork was the most outstanding I've seen anywhere. It had variety, inventiveness and mastery, and was so intriguing that I could've spent more time here.
Written October 26, 2021
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Bruce & Laurie
Morganton, NC1,002 contributions
A wonderful interlude
Jul 2021
The exhibitions were wonderful. Each touched on a different period or style or individual artist.. Some were amazing and, like most art, some were less so. The building was beautiful and the film about Blowing Rock very enlightening.
Written July 30, 2021
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travelcrazies49021
Chapel Hill, NC40 contributions
Free museum
Oct 2020 • Family
Little museum with a lovely vibe Enjoyed paintings and sculptures by local artists lot of info on blowing rock history Best of all : free though we did leave a donation of what we felt was a fair entry fee Nice gift shop
Written October 24, 2020
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Z8625FFteresad
Elgin, United States32 contributions
Small but worth the trip
Sep 2020
Beautiful little museum at the end of the Main Street area of downtown. Attractively arranged exhibits and galleries. More art than history, yet very informative. Friendly staff. FREE admission!
Written September 27, 2020
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Kristina W
Lexington, NC63 contributions
Wonderful displays from local artists
Oct 2019
Lots of history about the area of Blowing Rock and the Moses Cone family and grounds. Great changing/traveling local exhibits for artists; saw a wonderful exhibit in Oct 2019. Several Matisses and even a Pablo Picasso. Free admission and several nice souvenirs available at a reasonable price. Park in the parking garage behind the museum and then take a stroll downtown as well.
Written October 31, 2019
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Rita G
BRENHAM130 contributions
Well Done
Oct 2019
Parked around the corner and stopped in and what a delight. They showed a film that told of the area's history and then the museum. Very well done. Worth a stop.
Written October 29, 2019
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bsorge
West Palm Beach, FL894 contributions
Good artwork
Sep 2019 • Couples
They specialize in Elliot Dangerfield, but many nice pieces. Good visiting exhibits. Visit the artist house next door for pieces for sale.
Written September 17, 2019
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TommyWB
Leland, NC10 contributions
Surprise
Aug 2019 • Couples
For such a small town, the Brahm Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is a gem. The building itself is substantial, modern but classic and well done. The exhibits are well laid out and lit. The Matisse collection is extensive and worth the visit all by itself, but there is much more, particularly the local history exhibits. Right on the grounds is another building for Artists in Residence, which is also worth visiting.
Written September 2, 2019
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MarshaShelburn
Aiken, SC36 contributions
It's free and it's beautiful!
Aug 2019
The building is gorgeous and worth a visit in itself. The art exhibits change, but they are usually very interesting. And the flowers and trees surrounding the museum add to the lovely experience.
Written August 23, 2019
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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM