Layered Legacies and Art In Bloom at NC Museum of Art

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      Mar 13, 2024
      Group size: 15 - 27
      Layered Legacies and Art In Bloom at NC Museum of Art

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      266 reviews

      Mar 13, 2024
      Group size: 15 - 27

      About this trip

      This trip is sold out but Patty may be able to get more tickets so if you are interested, please email me at or call 404-791-3166.

      This day trip to Raleigh offers the opportunity to enjoy the Nation's first state supported Art Museum's collection and immerse yourself in two special exhibits.  It's the 10th year Anniversary of Art in Bloom.   This event features stunning creativity of floral designers from across the state and nation who interpret works of art in the People’s Collection.

      Themed the Decade Show, Art in Bloom 2024 celebrates the North Carolina Museum of Art’s 100th anniversary with additional large installations portraying the decades from the 1920s through the 2020s.

      Secondly, you can enjoy an on loan exhibit from the Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem.  Layered Legacies  - Quilts invites audiences to consider the multilayered stories stitched into quilts made in the American South between the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Featured are more than 30 bed coverings representing expressions of love, objects of exquisite craftsmanship, and material documents containing hidden stories of long-forgotten women, both white and Black, wealthy and enslaved, whose hands created and cared for these important textiles.  

      Finally, there will be time to enjoy permeant collections such as the 30 works by Auguste Rodin and the newest must-see attraction, five European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, the result of a donation that has been billed as “transformational,” including the museum’s first-ever painting by Pablo Picasso.

      **Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to get itinerary details.....

      Cancellation Policy

      Refunds are possible if the trip can be resold to another passenger.  

      Departure locations

      There will be two departure locations, one in Leland at the Harris Teeter parking lot for Leland and Wilmington passengers and the other at Town Creek Park in Winnabow for those living in the Southern part of Brunswick County.  

      What’s included

      • Coach transportation
        On a modern, luxury coach
      • Tickets
        To the Art in Bloom Exhibit
      • Extras
        Bottled Water & Snacks on the Coach
      • Tour host
      • Lunch
        There is a cafe and other food outlets at the Museum or bring you own lunch to enjoy en route on the bus
      • Driver Gratuity

      Available Packages

      Per person price
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      Raleigh Day Trip
      Art in Bloom and Layered Legacies

      7:45am - Departure from Lowe's Foods on Midway Rd. Oak Island

      8:30am - Departure from Harris Teeter in Leland

      One rest stop break en route to Raleigh and the coach does have a bathroom

      11am - Arrive at NC Museum of Art

      11:30am and 12:30pm - Timed ticket admission to the Art in Bloom exhibit.  **Patty will divide the group and you will join one of these times.  

      In addition to your time in the Art in Bloom exhibit, you will have time on your own to enjoy the Layered Legacies exhibit,  the new exhibit that includes a Picasso, the Rodin exhibit and other permanent collection galleries.  

      3:30pm - Departure for Leland and Oak Island

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      266 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


      First of many trips with Patty. Loved the entire Biltmore day. Starting with a nice breakfast, Biltmore, fantastic dinner and the Gingerbread entrees!!! Patty knew her stuff and was very personable! Travel days were just that - how could you improve upon that? Thanks Patty
      By Jean Anne S for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 23, 2023
      This was my husband’s first bus trip stateside and I believed he really loved it! Being 6’3” I was worried he’d not be comfortable, but he was fine! The weather cooperated and we truly enjoyed ourselves the whole trip! We made a few friends as well. Patty was a very knowledgeable and generous host, and we look forward to seeing Biltmore again in the spring when it will be nicer to enjoy the gardens!
      By Polly D for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 22, 2023
      We had an awesome adventure. Patty had researched items that we would encounter at each and every stop, including rest stops. Absolutely awesome tour guide and our Driver Donnie was AWESOME as well. Went onboard to a bus that I didn't know anyone, and came home with a bus load of new friends. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Patty. The sooner the better. T James
      By Teresa J for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 16, 2023
      I had a great time on this trip. Everything was so well planned. you are the most gracious hostess!! Can't wait to see what future trips you have planned! Thanks so much!! Margie
      By Margaret S for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 15, 2023
      Thanks for a great time! Lights and food were fantastic!
      By Margaret S for Night of A Thousand Candles on Dec 15, 2023
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