The North Carolina Museum of Art - General Knot & Co.

The North Carolina Museum of Art

With roots in Chapel Hill, North Carolina we were thrilled when the fine people at the North Carolina Museum of Art came knocking about creating a special offering of our neckwear in their museum in Raleigh. We really liked their fresh approach to design and figured a little Q&A was in order. Check out our short interview below:


Can you give us a little background/history on the North Carolina Museum of Art?

The Museum’s history begins in 1924, when the North Carolina State Art Society was formed.

In 2000 the Museum’s director, Larry Wheeler, began to lay plans for the Museum’s future, shifting from renovation of the Stone building to construction of a new building specifically for the purpose of housing the permanent collection. Over the course of the next two years, the Museum began working with architects Thomas Phifer and Partners on the design of a new gallery building. A unique glass-walled architectural structure with striking roof lines, a dramatic exterior, and state-of-the-art environmental elements, West Building has arisen adjacent to the original building on the Museum site.


Tell us about some of the upcoming events or shows this spring at the museum.

We have two major exhibitions this spring:

- Objects of Devotion – Medieval English Alabaster Sculptures from the Victoria and Albert Museum

- 0 to 60 – The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art

You can find out more about our events and shows by going to our website at our web site.

How did you come to find out about General Knot and why do you think your customer will respond to it?

Andrew, our store team’s inventory specialist/marketing guru came upon your website and suggested I look at your product because he thought it was really innovative and would be a good fit in our Museum Store.

What other products do you carry in the store that cater to your male customer?

We carry wallets, tie tacks and cuff links, pens, flash drives, watches and pocket knives.

Any upcoming special events that the Museum Store has planned?

The Museum Store sends out monthly emails to inform our customers and our Museum members about new merchandise. It also links to our online store as well as our Pinterest Boards (


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