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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 2 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  2. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, April 3 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  3. Book Club Discussion: Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

    CANCELED - Wednesday, April 3 | 6:30 pm

    Ludwig Wittgenstein’s severe upbringing by a dominating father may have contributed to his obsessions about minute design details for his home (and to the suicide of...

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  4. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, April 4 | 10:30 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week? Maybe something that swims in the sea.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover...

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  5. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, April 4 | 11 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week? Maybe something that swims in the sea.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover...

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  6. Art History Survey Course: Expressionism, Surrealism, and other Modernisms

    Thursday, April 4 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  7. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, April 4 | 11:30 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week? Maybe something that swims in the sea.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover...

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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, April 4 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, April 5 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  10. Art in the Evening

    Friday, April 5 | 5:30 pm

    Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and David Dyer. Our lobby-turned-lounge in West Building...

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  11. Friday Night Sound Bites: Extreme Devotion

    Friday, April 5 | 6 pm

    In contrast to the intimate alabaster pieces in Object of Devotion, the altarpieces and other large-scale works in the Museum’s European collection evoke a sense of awe...

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  12. Friday Night Sound Bites: Extreme Devotion

    Friday, April 5 | 7 pm

    In contrast to the intimate alabaster pieces in Object of Devotion, the altarpieces and other large-scale works in the Museum’s European collection evoke a sense of awe...

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  13. Family Fun Saturday: Special Event:Art and Science with the Sierra Club

    Saturday, April 6 | 10 am

    The Museum and the Sierra Club are partnering for the North Carolina Science Festival and hosting a family workshop focused on art and science. Visit a work of art that...

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  14. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 6 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  15. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 6 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  16. Family Fun Saturday: Special Event:Art and Science with the Sierra Club

    Saturday, April 6 | 1 pm

    The Museum and the Sierra Club are partnering for the North Carolina Science Festival and hosting a family workshop focused on art and science. Visit a work of art that...

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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 6 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 7 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 7 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 7 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  23. Artist’s Talk: From Here to There

    Sunday, April 7 | 2:30 pm

    Alec Soth discusses photographs taken during his extensive travels along the Mississippi River and New York’s famed Niagara Falls. Soth, fascinated by the narrative...

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  24. Senior Sampler: Cloth to Canvas

    Tuesday, April 9 | 10 am

    How have rich textile designs in garments and furnishings from the past inspired patterns in contemporary works of art? Create your own simple designs for printing on...

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  25. Lecture: Art + Time

    Tuesday, April 9 | 11 am

    Smithfield, N. C. Curator Linda Dougherty presents an overview of the exhibition 0 to 60 and takes a closer look at artists who ignore the traditional boundaries between...

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  26. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 9 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  27. Senior Sampler: Cloth to Canvas

    Tuesday, April 9 | 1:30 pm

    How have rich textile designs in garments and furnishings from the past inspired patterns in contemporary works of art? Create your own simple designs for printing on...

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  29. Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

    Thursday, April 11 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, April 11 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, April 12 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  32. Members Opening: 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art

    Friday, April 12 | 5:30 pm

    Have you ever heard the saying “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”? That somewhere is the NCMA! Set your watch to 5:30 for a wine tasting highlighting time’s effect on the finest...

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  33. Art in the Evening

    Friday, April 12 | 5:30 pm

    Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music. Our lobby-turned-lounge in West Building...

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  34. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion on the Nile

    Friday, April 12 | 6 pm

    From the lion goddess Sekhmet to Osiris, god and king of the dead, journey back to discover some of the first objects of devotion created in ancient Egypt.

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  35. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion on the Nile

    Friday, April 12 | 7 pm

    From the lion goddess Sekhmet to Osiris, god and king of the dead, journey back to discover some of the first objects of devotion created in ancient Egypt.

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  36. NCMA Cinema: Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

    Friday, April 12 | 8 pm

    The great silent-film star and Hollywood legend Mary Pickford is the focus of a special film event sponsored by the Library of Congress. Leading Pickford scholar Christel...

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  37. Blue Loop Opening Celebration

    Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 am

    You’re invited to the grand opening of the Blue Loop—a new mile-long trail in America’s largest museum art park—hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Art and Blue Cross...

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  38. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 13 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  39. Teen Art Scene

    Saturday, April 13 | 12 pm

    Join teens from across the state at our annual spring teen event! Art Scene features Enloe High School’s dance troupe and two high school musical artists, Illuminating...

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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 13 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 13 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 13 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  43. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 14 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  44. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 14 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 14 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 14 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  47. Artist’s Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Antimonuments and Subsculptures

    Sunday, April 14 | 2:30 pm

    Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will present his interactive installations that intersect architecture and performance art. Using technologies such as...

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  48. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 16 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  49. Floral Luncheon

    Wednesday, April 17 | 1 pm

    Prior to the floral demonstration, a delicious buffet lunch is catered by Iris restaurant, in East Building. Advance reservations are required for the luncheon, and...

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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, April 17 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  51. Zoë S. Webster Floral Demonstration: Hot-to-Trot: Steeplechase-Inspired Design

    Wednesday, April 17 | 2 pm

    Flowers show up in some unusual places—even at a horserace! Think hat décor, corsages, winner’s horseshoes, and centerpieces! Explore designs inspired by and represented...

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  52. Art+Cuisine: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum of Art

    Wednesday, April 17 | 6:30 pm

    Thanks to renovations occurring at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, NCMA curator David Steel was invited to select 10 exceptional loans by Degas, Renoir, Rodin,...

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  53. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, April 18 | 10:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum!

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers...

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  54. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, April 18 | 11 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum!

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers...

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  55. Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism

    Thursday, April 18 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  56. Lecture: Sinful or Saved? What Medieval People Did to Get to Heaven

    Thursday, April 18 | 11 am

    Southern Pines, N.C. Like modern evangelists, preachers of the Middle Ages constantly exhorted the members of their flocks to seek their eternal salvation. From prayer to...

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  57. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, April 18 | 11:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum!

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers...

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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, April 18 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  59. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, April 19 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  60. Art in the Evening

    Friday, April 19 | 5:30 pm

    Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music from The Beast. Our lobby-turned-lounge...

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  61. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Devout Olympian

    Friday, April 19 | 6 pm

    Revisit the stories and attributes associated with the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus in classical sculpture and later European paintings from the Museum’s...

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  62. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Devout Olympian

    Friday, April 19 | 7 pm

    Revisit the stories and attributes associated with the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus in classical sculpture and later European paintings from the Museum’s...

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  63. Permanent Collection 101: Docent-Led Tours

    Friday, April 19 | 7 pm

    Join Contemporaries members and their guests for a series of docent-led tours of the permanent collection. Meet us at the wine bar in West Building for a drink before...

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  64. Family Fun Saturday: It’s about Time

    Saturday, April 20 | 10 am

    Families get a special tour of the exhibition 0 to 60 and then head back to the studio to create original works of art focused on time.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  65. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 20 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 20 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  67. Family Fun Saturday: It’s about Time

    Saturday, April 20 | 1 pm

    Families get a special tour of the exhibition 0 to 60 and then head back to the studio to create original works of art focused on time.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  68. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 20 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 20 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 21 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 21 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  72. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 21 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  73. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 21 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  74. Senior Sampler: Color with Paper

    Tuesday, April 23 | 10 am

    How do artists develop variations of the same color in a work of art? Look at how artists organize colors in a painting by using tints, shades, and tones. Create a...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 23 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  76. Senior Sampler: Color with Paper

    Tuesday, April 23 | 1:30 pm

    How do artists develop variations of the same color in a work of art? Look at how artists organize colors in a painting by using tints, shades, and tones. Create a...

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  77. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, April 24 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  78. Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

    Thursday, April 25 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, April 25 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  80. Webinar: Exploring the Concept of Time through Art

    Thursday, April 25 | 5:30 pm

    Teachers receive an overview of the special exhibition 0 to 60 and explore three NCMA works of art and ArtNC lesson plans connected to the concept of time.

    Now...

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  81. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, April 26 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  82. Art in the Evening

    Friday, April 26 | 5:30 pm

    Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music from the Peter Lamb and the Wolves. Our...

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  83. Friday Night Sound Bites: Modern Devotion

    Friday, April 26 | 6 pm

    Inspired by the images of saints, gods and goddesses, and other representations of the divine throughout history, modern and contemporary artists put their own spin on...

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  84. Friday Night Sound Bites: Modern Devotion

    Friday, April 26 | 7 pm

    Inspired by the images of saints, gods and goddesses, and other representations of the divine throughout history, modern and contemporary artists put their own spin on...

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  85. NCMA Cinema: Divorce Italian Style

    Friday, April 26 | 8 pm

    During a scorching summer, a dissolute baron, living in a wing of the crumbling family palazzo, disdains the cloying warmth of his wife’s affection and lusts after his...

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  86. Workshop: Using Art to Enrich Language Acquisition

    Saturday, April 27 | 9:30 am

    Discover how the visual arts can enrich and accelerate the language acquisition process for English language learners and other students who struggle with communication...

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  87. Lunch and Lecture: Masterpieces in Stone: Objects of Devotion from Medieval England

    Saturday, April 27 | 11 am

    Religious subjects sculpted in luminous alabaster were the most popular art form in medieval England. Curator of European Art David Steel discusses the culture and...

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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 27 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  89. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 27 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  90. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, April 27 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  91. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, April 27 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  92. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 28 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  93. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 28 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  94. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, April 28 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  95. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, April 28 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  96. Lecture: Degas’s Women

    Sunday, April 28 | 2:30 pm

    Edgar Degas is famous—even notorious—as an artist who devoted much of his life to depicting women. Laundresses and cabaret artistes, society ladies and prostitutes all...

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  97. Daylong Senior Sampler: Traveling through Time

    Canceled - Tuesday, April 30 | 10 am

    How have artists represented, manipulated, and transformed time in art? Take a peek at a few works in the special exhibition 0 to 60 as well as in the Museum’s...

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  98. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 30 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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