Corn Maze Opens at North Carolina Museum of Art

Travel through an art-meets-science corn maze exhibit called "From Teosinte to Tomorrow" to find the ancestor of modern corn
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Ready for fall-ish fun? An art-meets-science corn maze exhibit called "From Teosinte to Tomorrow" opened Sunday, Aug. 11, at the North Carolina Museum of Art in partnership with North Carolina State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Part of a larger exhibit called "Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures" (Oct. 17, 2019–March 15, 2020), the maze is cut into a 100-foot-by-100-foot field of non-GMO tropical field corn, featuring an interior room featuring a raised bed of teosinte, the wild grass thought to be the ancestor of modern corn. 

The corn maze opened at 3 p.m. Aug. 11. Locopops and the El Molcajete food truck sold refreshments during this event, which was free and open to the public. The maze will remain open and accessible during museum park hours and stay open through the end of October.

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.

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


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