Calendar

  1. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 2 | 10:30 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

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

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  2. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 2 | 11 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

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

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  3. Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

    Thursday, May 2 | 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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  4. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 2 | 11:30 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

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

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  5. Re:Treat for Educators

    Thursday, May 2 | 4:30 pm

    Treat yourself to an after-school getaway in the Museum’s galleries. Come and go as you please at this drop-in event featuring hands-on, interactive experiences...

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  6. Lunch and Lecture: Party Like It’s 1999 B.C.

    Canceled - Friday, May 3 | 11 am

    Crash an ancient Egyptian party with Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau. Discover how the Egyptians celebrated public festivals with their families and friends and how they...

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  7. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion and the Mere Mortal

    Friday, May 3 | 6 pm

    While a work of art can remain steadfast in its sacred aura, even the most devout among us can stumble in our journey through time. Take a glimpse at artists’ works that...

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  8. Dining after Dark: Side by Side

    Sold Out - Friday, May 3 | 6:30 pm

    Explore 10 masterpieces cherry-picked from the Chrysler Museum of Art by NCMA curator David Steel. You’ll enjoy the work of familiar artists like Renoir, Cassatt, and...

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  9. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion and the Mere Mortal

    Friday, May 3 | 7 pm

    While a work of art can remain steadfast in its sacred aura, even the most devout among us can stumble in our journey through time. Take a glimpse at artists’ works that...

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  10. NCMA Cinema: Von Ryan's Express

    Friday, May 3 | 8 pm

    A ripsnorting WW II action movie stars Sinatra as a cocky American POW leading his British comrades to commandeer their own prison train and steam it through...

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  11. Family Fun Saturday: The Power of Print

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 4 | 10 am

    Visit Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Elvis I and II in the galleries, and then head to the studio to explore printmaking as a family.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  12. Lunch and Lecture: Party Like it’s 1999 B.C.

    Canceled - Saturday, May 4 | 11 am

    Crash an ancient Egyptian party with Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau. Discover how the Egyptians celebrated public festivals with their families and friends and how they...

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  13. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 4 | 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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  14. Family Fun Saturday: The Power of Print

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 4 | 1 pm

    Visit Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Elvis I and II in the galleries, and then head to the studio to explore printmaking as a family.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  15. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 4 | 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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  16. NCMA Cinema: A Room with a View

    New Date - Saturday, May 4 | 3 pm

    Dainty Lucy Honeychurch, overcome by the beauty of Florence, falls in love with the wrong man. Merchant Ivory’s most perfect film, winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay...

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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 5 | 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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  18. Spring Family Festival: Medieval Fair

    Sunday, May 5 | 1 pm

    From knights and ladies to scribes, artisans, and jokers, medieval life included many different people. Step back in time at the NCMA between 1 and 4 pm and enjoy...

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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 5 | 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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  20. Webinar: Teaching ESL with Art

    Tuesday, May 7 | 5:30 pm

    An ESL teacher models ways of using the visual arts to help English language learners acquire communication and comprehension skills.

    Now teachers can participate in...

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  21. Lunch and Lecture: Paint Goes Medieval: Painting Objects of Devotion

    Canceled - Friday, May 10 | 11 am

    Medieval paintings can seem remote, awkward, and sometimes even primitive. But there is perhaps no other time when painting was done with more care and devotion or with...

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  22. Friday Night Sound Bites: Timeless Beauty

    Friday, May 10 | 6 pm

    Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring the images of woman, mother and child, and changing fads in women’s fashion throughout history and across the globe. Trends and style...

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  23. Friday Night Sound Bites: Timeless Beauty

    Friday, May 10 | 7 pm

    Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring the images of woman, mother and child, and changing fads in women’s fashion throughout history and across the globe. Trends and style...

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  24. NCMA Cinema: Cinema Paradiso

    Friday, May 10 | 8 pm

    A film director returns to the village where his childhood was illuminated by the movies and the man who projected them. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar....

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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 11 | 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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  26. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 11 | 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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  27. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 12 | 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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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 12 | 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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  29. Senior Sampler: If Walls Could Talk

    Tuesday, May 14 | 10 am

    How do the objects in a work of art help to tell its story? View Pam Pecchio’s photographs of interiors, and then fashion an arrangement of commonplace objects for your...

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  30. Senior Sampler: If Walls Could Talk

    Tuesday, May 14 | 1:30 pm

    How do the objects in a work of art help to tell its story? View Pam Pecchio’s photographs of interiors, and then fashion an arrangement of commonplace objects for your...

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  31. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, May 16 | 10:30 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  32. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, May 16 | 11 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  33. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, May 16 | 11:30 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  34. Art in the Evening Goes East

    Friday, May 17 | 5:30 pm

    Tonight the Sidecar Social Club goes on a road trip to join the fun of our Auction Preview Party. Relax with a glass of wine and complimentary bites. Our East Building is...

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  35. Auction Preview

    Friday, May 17 | 5:30 pm

    The preview combines live music, tasty bites, and cash bar with an opportunity to meet the artists and preview the works of art that will be auctioned at Art of the...

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  36. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Ever-Changing Isms in Art History

    Friday, May 17 | 6 pm

    Impressionism or expressionism? Realism or romanticism? Take a crash course in spotting the differences in styles throughout time in some of the Museum’s examples.

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  37. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Ever-Changing Isms in Art History

    Friday, May 17 | 7 pm

    Impressionism or expressionism? Realism or romanticism? Take a crash course in spotting the differences in styles throughout time in some of the Museum’s examples.

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  38. Permanent Collection 101: Docent-Led Tours

    Friday, May 17 | 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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  39. NCMA Cinema: Roman Holiday

    Friday, May 17 | 8 pm

    Enjoy a valentine to Rome and romance. A princess eludes her minders for a few hours of freedom, a Vespa ride, some gelato, a really cool haircut, and the promise of...

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  40. Los Lobos

    Friday, May 17 | 8:30 pm

    This band from East L.A. is an American treasure. Recipient of numerous Grammy Awards, Los Lobos continues to write and perform at the highest level. Their work embraces...

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  41. Family Fun Saturday: Come Fly with Me

    Saturday, May 18 | 10 am

    Join us for a tour of works of art that explore the theme of flight, and then head back to the studio to build your own flying works of art.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  42. Art Museum Day

    Saturday, May 18 | 10 am

    Celebrate Art Museum Day at the NCMA with free admission to our ticketed exhibitions, 0 to 60: the Experience of Time through Contemporary Art  and Object of Devotion.

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 18 | 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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  44. Family Fun Saturday: Come Fly with Me

    Saturday, May 18 | 1 pm

    Join us for a tour of works of art that explore the theme of flight, and then head back to the studio to build your own flying works of art.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  45. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 18 | 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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  46. Lecture and Demonstration: The Artistry of Devotion

    Saturday, May 18 | 2:30 pm

    Sculptor Paris Alexander of Raleigh and art historian Stephen Perkinson of Bowdoin College answer four questions about Object of Devotion. First: how were these...

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  47. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 19 | 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 19 | 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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  49. Ensemble Vermillian: Gems from the Golden Age

    Sunday, May 19 | 3 pm

    Ensemble Vermillian is prized for its vivid interpretations of baroque-era music, performed with period instruments. A recent review notes that the group’s music is “so...

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  50. Friday Night Sound Bites: Modern Devotion

    Friday, May 24 | 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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  51. Friday Night Sound Bites: Modern Devotion

    Friday, May 24 | 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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  52. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 25 | 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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  53. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 25 | 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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  54. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 26 | 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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  55. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 26 | 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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  56. Senior Sampler: Form and the Figure

    Tuesday, May 28 | 10 am

    What do artists consider when modeling a form or figure in clay? Look at line, shape, proportion, movement, and space in works by August Rodin, and then model a...

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  57. Senior Sampler: Form and the Figure

    Tuesday, May 28 | 1:30 pm

    What do artists consider when modeling a form or figure in clay? Look at line, shape, proportion, movement, and space in works by August Rodin, and then model a...

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  58. Lunch and Lecture: Art + Time

    CANCELED - Friday, May 31 | 11 am

    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 art, craft, and...

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  59. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Four Seasons

    Friday, May 31 | 6 pm

    Artists’ interpretations of the passage of time through the year, from summer’s sizzle to autumn’s colors to winter’s chill—sometimes all at once in a single work of art!... READ MORE

  60. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Four Seasons

    Friday, May 31 | 7 pm

    Artists’ interpretations of the passage of time through the year, from summer’s sizzle to autumn’s colors to winter’s chill—sometimes all at once in a single work of art!... READ MORE