This was my last stop of a week's vacation in the OBX/Raleigh area. What a wonderful way to spend the morning! I agree with previous reviews -- at first I thought I had driven into an industrial park and made a mistake -- the building looked like a long corrugated steel container. But then I saw the NCMA signs so knew I was in the right place. Approaching the building I realized that the construction allowed for filtered daylight to bathe the interior with a warmth and vibrancy unmatched at other museums -- the ability to see the art in 'natural' sunlight was a special treat. I used the cellphone "tour guide" -- by calling a number on my cellphone and entering a code under a work of art I was able to listen to expert analysis. Cool. After two hours I needed a break - so had lunch at the cafe, Iris. Let me tell you that except for the fact that my proper Boston ancestors would have rolled over in their graves I wanted to lick the bowl that held the cold minted fresh pea soup. I particularly appreciated the museum's variety - from the Monet, to the Copley, to the Wyeth, to the African art, Egyptian art, Rodin -- just terrific. Bravo.
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