Corn Maze - From Teosinte to Tomorrow


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Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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  • NC Museum of Art (Museum Park) , 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Event Description

Exploring a maze is a fun and experiential way to engage with art in nature, and to situate yourself in a timeline measured in millennia. Join us to walk the 100 x 100’ stand of tropical field corn cut into a maze and visit an interior room featuring a raised bed of teosinte, the wild grass thought to be the ancestor of modern corn. Please wear comfortable shoes. Locopops and the El Molcajete food truck will be nearby with refreshments for sale.

The Corn Maze is located in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park near the Wind Machine (#26) on the Museum Park map (click here for map) or see photo below.

Map of NCMA Museum Park
Location of Corn Maze in relation to Museum Park

From Teosinte to Tomorrow is funded by NC State University Libraries’ Goodnight Educational Foundation Endowment for Special Collections with additional support from the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and in-kind donations from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, JC Raulston Arboretum, and Hanbury.

This exhibit is part of the multi-site exhibition Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures (October 17, 2019–March 15, 2020), an art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and shown at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in the physical and digital display spaces of the Libraries, and here at the North Carolina Museum of Art Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.

Contact Information

Molly Renda
(919) 513-8027

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Stalks of corn growing in a corn field under a blue sky