Since moving to Raleigh in October, the North Carolina Museum of Art has quickly become one of my favorite places in the city. I love the rotating collection and the brightness of the West Building, but I’m obsessed with the Museum Park and the art housed there. Trotting around outdoors is relaxing to me, and the art hidden throughout the trails makes it even more so. I’ve dubbed Museum Park my “happy place.” Judging by how many people I see using the space, there’s no way I’m the only one.
Earlier this week I noticed some new wayfinding signage along one of the trails highlighting something called the Blue Loop. The signs stuck out because they had mileage on them, and I never know how far I’m running (err…slow jogging?).
As it turns out, the Blue Loop is being officially unveiled this weekend with an awesome sounding event at the NC Museum of Art. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, attendees that complete the 1 mile Blue Loop on Saturday, April 13th will get free admittance to the new, 0 to 60 exhibit.
A few weeks ago I was surprised to see an artist placing desks and chairs among some trees in the middle of the park. After some quick Twitter investigating, I discovered that I had viewed an installation of one of the 0 to 60 pieces. There’s nothing better than watching contemporary art in action!
The Blue Loop was constructed as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC’s GO NC! initiative.
For full information on Saturday’s event, visit the museum’s website for more info.