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  1. Armchair Travel Series: Three French Provinces - Normandy

    Friday, August 2 | 11 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful photographs, many taken by Museum lecturer Joseph Covington, transport you to historic and scenic France. Learn about the individual histories,...

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  2. Friday Night Sound Bites: Master, Mistress, and Muse

    Friday, August 2 | 6 pm

    Complementing the NCMA’s own collection of Rodin bronzes, the image of his lover, Camille Claudel, carved in white marble in Farewell adds another layer to the story of...

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  3. Friday Night Sound Bites: Master, Mistress, and Muse

    Friday, August 2 | 7 pm

    Complementing the NCMA’s own collection of Rodin bronzes, the image of his lover, Camille Claudel, carved in white marble in Farewell adds another layer to the story of...

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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 3 | 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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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 3 | 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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  6. Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers

    Saturday, August 3 | 8 pm

    Bruce Hornsby is a musical wunderkind. The ever-restless and adventurous singer-pianist-composer and bandleader has tapped nearly every style of American popular...

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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  8. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  9. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, August 7 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  10. Summer Family Films: Creature Feature

    Wednesday, August 7 | 1 pm

    Join animals from across the globe on magical adventures full of tall tales, mystery, and mishaps.

    Featured films:

    The Magic Lion (2004)
    Directed by Charles...

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  11. Book Club Discussion: Cold Running Creek

    Wednesday, August 7 | 6:30 pm

    Cold Running Creek, Zelda Lockhart

    Following the lives of three generations of women forgotten by modern scholarship, this poignant novel is set in and around the...

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  12. Friday Night Sound Bites: The French Vogue for All Things Japanese

    Friday, August 9 | 6 pm

    Enthralled by the beauty of Japanese art and design, 19th-century artists in France indulged in japonaiserie in both style (flattened planes and patterns) and subject...

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  13. Friday Night Sound Bites: The French Vogue for All Things Japanese

    Friday, August 9 | 7 pm

    Enthralled by the beauty of Japanese art and design, 19th-century artists in France indulged in japonaiserie in both style (flattened planes and patterns) and subject...

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  14. Family Fun Saturday: Animals of Ancient Egypt

    Saturday, August 10 | 10 am

    From hawks and jackals to lowly beetles, animals were an important part of ancient Egyptian civilization; even the gods and goddesses were believed to take on animal...

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  15. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 11 am

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  16. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 11:30 am

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  17. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 12 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  18. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 12:30 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  20. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 1 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  21. Family Fun Saturday: Animals of Ancient Egypt

    Saturday, August 10 | 1 pm

    From hawks and jackals to lowly beetles, animals were an important part of ancient Egyptian civilization; even the gods and goddesses were believed to take on animal...

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  22. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 1:30 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  24. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 11 am

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  25. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 11:30 am

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  26. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 12 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  27. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 12:30 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  29. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 1 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  30. Family Time: Special Family Tours

    Sunday, August 11 | 1:30 pm

    Explore the exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art during an interactive tour led by Museum family guides. Discover how artists experiment...

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  31. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  32. Senior Sampler: Lost and Found

    Tuesday, August 13 | 10 am

    Take a closer look at the sculpture of Louise Nevelson, who transformed wood scraps and found objects into intriguing monochromatic wall pieces and monumental...

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  33. Senior Sampler: Lost and Found

    Tuesday, August 13 | 1:30 pm

    Take a closer look at the sculpture of Louise Nevelson, who transformed wood scraps and found objects into intriguing monochromatic wall pieces and monumental...

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  34. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, August 14 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  35. Summer Family Films: Express Yourself

    Wednesday, August 14 | 1 pm

    Join us for a collection of short, whimsical films created by design students from N.C. State University and featured in NCSU’s 2012 Animation Fest.

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  36. Webinar for Teachers: Visual Literacy and the Common Core Part 1

    Thursday, August 15 | 5:30 pm

    “Reading” Visual Art
    Explore text and language intersections with works of art from the Museum’s collection.

    Two-part series led by Kristin Smith, NCMA educator, and...

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  37. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Language of Light

    Friday, August 16 | 6 pm

    Explore impressionist paintings that celebrate this timeless focus: from the natural effects of sunlight and shadow to footlights on the stage.

    Join a Museum docent to...

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  38. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Language of Light

    Friday, August 16 | 7 pm

    Explore impressionist paintings that celebrate this timeless focus: from the natural effects of sunlight and shadow to footlights on the stage.

    Join a Museum docent to...

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  39. Teacher Workshop: Visual Literacy and the Common Core

    Saturday, August 17 | 9:30 am

    How is a work of art a text? Explore strategies for using the visual arts to support the Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing. Earns 0.5 CEU in Literacy.... READ MORE

  40. Sculpture Workshop: Dynamic Torsos

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, August 17 | 10 am

    Using the Museum’s Rodin collection as inspiration, award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander leads a two-day clay sculpting workshop. After an introduction to Rodin’s...

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  41. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 17 | 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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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 17 | 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. Tift Merritt

    Saturday, August 17 | 8 pm

    Hometown heroine Tift Merritt has established herself as one of America’s finest singer-songwriters. All Music Guide calls her “the Emmylou Harris of her generation” and...

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  44. Sculpture Workshop: Dynamic Torsos

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, August 18 | 10 am

    Using the Museum’s Rodin collection as inspiration, award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander leads a two-day clay sculpting workshop. After an introduction to Rodin’s...

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  45. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  47. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, August 21 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  48. Summer Family Films: Going Green

    Wednesday, August 21 | 1 pm

    This animated adventure is about a young girl's search for her father in a tropical paradise threatened by the construction of a gigantic hotel resort.

    Mia and the...

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  49. Webinar for Teachers: Visual Literacy and the Common Core Part 2

    Thursday, August 22 | 5:30 pm

    Unraveling the Common Core
    Discover how the visual arts and the Common Core Anchor Standards for Literacy can support each other and help students understand and create...

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  50. Armchair Travel Series: Three French Provinces - Burgundy

    Friday, August 23 | 11 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful photographs, many taken by Museum lecturer Joseph Covington, transport you to historic and scenic France. Learn about the individual histories,...

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  51. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Impressionist Portrait

    Friday, August 23 | 6 pm

    Whether featuring family members, friends, patrons, or simply a lingering glimpse of passers-by, impressionist painters capture faces and expression in the fleeting light...

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  52. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Impressionist Portrait

    Friday, August 23 | 7 pm

    Whether featuring family members, friends, patrons, or simply a lingering glimpse of passers-by, impressionist painters capture faces and expression in the fleeting light...

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  53. Vertigo

    Friday, August 23 | 8:30 pm

    This is ostensibly a twisty mystery about a detective with a fear of heights, but its true subject is the hero’s pathological obsession with a dead woman. Recently...

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  54. Family Fun Saturday: A Walk in the Park

    Saturday, August 24 | 10 am

    Artists helped lead the movement to establish our nation’s first national parks. Take a “trip” to Yosemite’s Bridal Veil Falls in the American Galleries, and then venture...

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  55. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 24 | 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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  56. Family Fun Saturday: A Walk in the Park

    Saturday, August 24 | 1 pm

    Artists helped lead the movement to establish our nation’s first national parks. Take a “trip” to Yosemite’s Bridal Veil Falls in the American Galleries, and then venture...

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  57. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 24 | 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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  58. Lost Bayou Ramblers followed by screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Saturday, August 24 | 7 pm

    “Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you've never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius." So writes critic Roger...

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  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  60. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 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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  61. Senior Sampler: Summer Seascapes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, August 27 | 10 am

    Observe how artists have depicted water in its many conditions—from glassy stillness to crashing waves. Discover surprising effects as you use oil pastel and watercolor...

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  62. Senior Sampler: Summer Seascapes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, August 27 | 1:30 pm

    Observe how artists have depicted water in its many conditions—from glassy stillness to crashing waves. Discover surprising effects as you use oil pastel and watercolor...

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  63. Friday Night Sound Bites: Mother and Child

    Friday, August 30 | 6 pm

    Explore another timeless subject in art, mother and child, from Renaissance depictions of Mary and the Christ child to a family portrait by American impressionist Mary...

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  64. Friday Night Sound Bites: Mother and Child

    Friday, August 30 | 7 pm

    Explore another timeless subject in art, mother and child, from Renaissance depictions of Mary and the Christ child to a family portrait by American impressionist Mary...

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  65. Lincoln

    New Date - Friday, August 30 | 8:30 pm

    Daniel Day-Lewis deservedly won an Oscar for his portrayal of a president so determined to do the right thing for the nation that he uses all the chicanery at his...

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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 31 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 31 | 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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  68. Skyfall

    New Date - Saturday, August 31 | 8:30 pm

    Daniel Craig’s best Bond outing evokes classic (Sean Connery-era) Bond, as the world’s top-grossing franchise fuses up-to-the-minute tech with 007 nostalgia. Bond’s bonds...

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