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MOHA Exhibit Openings

One of the many perks of MOHA membership is the opportunity to preview exhibits before they open to the public. Come mingle with other members as you stroll the galleries in awe of stunning artifacts and outstanding design! Enjoy a glass of wine and savory fare alongside music and, occasionally, we’ve even been known to dance. Plus, the Museum Shop is open during exhibit openings and members get first pick of amazing exhibit-complementing merchandise! Not a member? You can join online or take advantage of our nonmember rates for openings!

The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes: Opening Weekend

“FASHION SHOW” Copyright Ⓒ Ernie Barnes Family Trust


Join us Thursday, June 28th from 6:00–8:00 pm as we celebrate the opening of this extraordinary exhibition: The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes.

Food, Drink + Dancing

Special guests DJ Niena Drake and poet J.Ivy

North Carolina Museum of History

5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh

$15/MOHA Members; $20 Nonmembers

RSVP below by June 21st; Cocktail Attire. Price includes two drink tickets; additional drink tickets may be purchased at the check-in table.

(by email to Hunter Diamond or by phone to 919.807.7847)

Your reservation will be at check-in the evening of the event. Tickets are non-refundable. 



On Saturday, June 30, Katie Edwards, Curator of Popular Culture, will conduct a free public tour of the exhibit from 1:30–2:30 p.m.
(Please note: The tour will be on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum tour group of 25. Groups larger than 10 can schedule a docent-led tour of the exhibit by contacting Susan Horton.)

After the tour, Sandra Neil Wallace, author of the book, “Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery,” will give a free talk and book signing from 2:30–4 p.m. Copies of the book will be available in the Museum Shop.