Calendar

  1. Member Trip: Hollywood Costume Exhibition, Richmond, Virginia

    Saturday, February 1 | 8 am

    Board the bus with fellow Museum members as we head to Richmond for a day focusing on film. Our first stop will be the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Virginia Museum...

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  2. Educator Workshop: Using Art to Develop the Whole Child

    Saturday, February 1 | 9:30 am

    Investigate how the visual arts can support your students’ ability to think critically, communicate, empathize, and respect multiple perspectives and experiences. Focus...

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  3. Final Weekend: Porsche by Design

    Saturday, February 1 | 10 am

    We're celebrating the final weekend of Porsche by Design with great prizes and more!

    Visitors will have a chance to win a variety of prizes throughout closing weekend:

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  4. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Saturday, February 1 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  5. Book Club Discussion: Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 1 | 11 am

    Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans, Jenny Balfour-Paul

    A history of one of the world’s oldest dyes. Indigo was used in trade and in indigenous medicines and...

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  6. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 1 | 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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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 1 | 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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  8. Final Weekend: Porsche by Design

    Sunday, February 2 | 10 am

    We're celebrating the final weekend of Porsche by Design with great prizes and more!

    Visitors will have a chance to win a variety of prizes throughout closing weekend:

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  9. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Sunday, February 2 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids age 5 to 10 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 2 | 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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  11. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 2 | 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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  12. Art History Survey Course
    Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

    Thursday, February 6 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  13. Champagne + Chocolate

    Sold Out - Thursday, February 6 | 7 pm

    Treat yourself at our annual chocolate-tasting event, hosted this year at the NCMA. Enjoy a sampling of delectable cocoa creations from various Triangle-area chocolatiers...

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  14. Friday Night Sound Bites: Small Changes, Big Effects

    Friday, February 7 | 6 pm

    Revision is part of the artistic process. Examine how small changes can have dramatic effects on a work of art.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration...

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  15. Friday Night Sound Bites: Small Changes, Big Effects

    Friday, February 7 | 7 pm

    Revision is part of the artistic process. Examine how small changes can have dramatic effects on a work of art.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration...

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  16. Art History Survey Course
    Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

    Friday, February 7 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  17. Film: They Drive by Night

    Friday, February 7 | 8 pm

    A hardscrabble wildcat trucking firm run by two brothers hauling fruit from the California fields faces off against crooked bosses, lonely wives, and exhaustion.

    “As...

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  18. Special Family Fun Saturday: Brushstrokes

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 8 | 10 am

    Celebrate the opening of OPQRS, Etc., a fable about color and self-expression. Actors present a short scene from the play and lead fun theater exercises for families, and...

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  19. Sculpture Class

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 8 | 10 am

    Fayetteville, N.C. Award-winning artist Paris Alexander introduces sculpting techniques for a group project that will be installed on the grounds of the Arts Council....

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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 8 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 8 | 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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  22. Sculpture Class

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, February 9 | 10 am

    Fayetteville, N.C. Award-winning artist Paris Alexander introduces sculpting techniques for a group project that will be installed on the grounds of the Arts Council....

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 9 | 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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  24. Film: In So Many Words

    sold out - Sunday, February 9 | 2 pm

    A remarkable documentary explores the inner life of Dr. Lucy Daniels, whose childhood has both tormented and motivated her throughout her life. Born into a prominent...

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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 9 | 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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  26. Senior Sampler: Messages through Time

    Tuesday, February 11 | 10 am

    Consider how artists through the centuries have used words with images to record things of importance. Create a handmade book for photos of memorable people, places, and...

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  27. Senior Sampler: Messages through Time

    Tuesday, February 11 | 1:30 pm

    Consider how artists through the centuries have used words with images to record things of importance. Create a handmade book for photos of memorable people, places, and...

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  28. Dining after Dark
    Scaling Down—Why Size Matters in Dutch Paintings

    Sold Out - Wednesday, February 12 | 6:30 pm

    Join Curator of Northern European Art Dennis Weller as he tours the cabinet-sized paintings in the Dutch galleries. In an illustrated lecture to follow, Weller focuses on...

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  29. What’s in the Box?: People

    CANCELED - Thursday, February 13 | 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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  30. What’s in the Box?: People

    CANCELED - Thursday, February 13 | 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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  31. Art History Survey Course
    The Restless 19th Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

    Rescheduled - Thursday, February 13 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  32. What’s in the Box?: People

    CANCELED - Thursday, February 13 | 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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  33. Webinar: Transformative Learning—Using Art to Develop the Whole Child

    CANCELED - Thursday, February 13 | 5:30 pm

    Investigate how using the visual arts in your classroom can support your students’ ability to think critically, communicate, empathize, and respect multiple perspectives...

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  34. Valentine’s Day Dinner at Iris

    Full - Friday, February 14 | 5:30 pm

    Celebrate with a glass of bubbly. Linger over live music. Browse the galleries hand in hand. Fall in love for the first time … or all over again. Valentine’s Day at Iris...

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  35. Friday Night Sound Bites: An Affair to Remember

    Friday, February 14 | 6:30 pm

    Some love is meant to last. Explore images and symbols of love that have stood the test of time.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single...

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  36. Art History Survey Course
    The Restless 19th Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

    Rescheduled - Friday, February 14 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  37. Friday Night Sound Bites: An Affair to Remember

    Friday, February 14 | 7:30 pm

    Some love is meant to last. Explore images and symbols of love that have stood the test of time.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single...

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  38. Film: Desire

    Friday, February 14 | 8 pm

    A Detroit auto engineer on a Spanish holiday encounters a jewel thief in this chic and frothy romp, the sexy epitome of classic Hollywood. Lanky Cooper and sultry...

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  39. Sacred Writing: The Art of Hieroglyphs

    Sold Out - Saturday, February 15 | 9:30 am

    Join NCMA Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she reveals the secrets of ancient Egypt’s mysterious hieroglyphs. In addition to illustrated lectures about language and...

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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 15 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 15 | 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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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 16 | 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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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 16 | 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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  44. Daylong Senior Sampler
    Good Enough to Eat: Still Life Revisited

    Tuesday, February 18 | 10 am

    An in-depth look at Bride, the five-tiered, 10-foot-tall glass sculpture by Beth Lipman, leads participants on an investigation of still life throughout history. Back in...

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  45. Art History Survey Course
    The Impressionists

    Thursday, February 20 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  46. Lunch and Lecture
    Torah Adornment: Color, Fabric, and Trim

    SOLD OUT - Friday, February 21 | 11 am

    Discover how the design elements for the Museum’s three silver Torah ensembles reflect the artistic and social environments from which they originate. Durham-based fine...

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  47. Friday Night Sound Bites: Making a Mark

    Friday, February 21 | 6 pm

    How and why do some artists emphasize the marks they make in a work? Consider some of the reasons while exploring the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

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  48. Link up with the artists of Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions

    Friday, February 21 | 6 pm

    Join us for an evening of conversation with artists cool enough to call North Carolina home.

    The NCMA's Artist Link Team (ALT) invites you and your friends to celebrate...

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  49. Friday Night Sound Bites: Making a Mark

    Friday, February 21 | 7 pm

    How and why do some artists emphasize the marks they make in a work? Consider some of the reasons while exploring the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

    Join a Museum...

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  50. Art History Survey Course
    The Impressionists

    Friday, February 21 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  51. Film: Chico and Rita

    Friday, February 21 | 8 pm

    Havana, 1948. Chico, a pianist (his music by legendary Bebo Valdés) and Rita, a sensual vocalist, fall in love and chase fame from the Caribbean to bebop New York, smoky...

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  52. Special Family Fun Saturday: Colorful Materials

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 22 | 10 am

    Celebrate the opening of OPQRS, Etc., a fable about color and self-expression. Actors present a short scene from the play and lead fun theater exercises for families, and...

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  53. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 22 | 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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  54. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 22 | 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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  55. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 23 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 23 | 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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  57. Senior Sampler: Lasting Impressions

    Tuesday, February 25 | 10 am

    Look at how artists capture a moment in time with flickering brushstrokes of color. Experiment with painting techniques to create an impressionistic landscape.

    Even...

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  58. Senior Sampler: Lasting Impressions

    Tuesday, February 25 | 1:30 pm

    Look at how artists capture a moment in time with flickering brushstrokes of color. Experiment with painting techniques to create an impressionistic landscape.

    Even if...

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  59. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 27 | 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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  60. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 27 | 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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  61. Art History Survey Course
    Cézanne and Rodin

    Thursday, February 27 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  62. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 27 | 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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  63. Hands-On Archaeology Lab

    Sold Out - Friday, February 28 | 11 am

    Have you ever dreamed of being an archaeologist? Or wondered what it felt like to hold a piece of ancient history in your hands? Don white gloves (included), and join...

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  64. Friday Night Sound Bites: Made to Order

    Friday, February 28 | 6 pm

    How does art change when made for a specific patron? Examine an ancient Greek vase to see what is consistent with other works and what may have changed with the...

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  65. Hands-On Archaeology Lab

    Friday, February 28 | 6:30 pm

    Have you ever dreamed of being an archaeologist? Or wondered what it felt like to hold a piece of ancient history in your hands? Don white gloves (included), and join...

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  66. Friday Night Sound Bites: Made to Order

    Friday, February 28 | 7 pm

    How does art change when made for a specific patron? Examine an ancient Greek vase to see what is consistent with other works and what may have changed with the...

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  67. Art History Survey Course
    Cézanne and Rodin

    Friday, February 28 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

    READ MORE

  68. Film: To Catch a Thief

    Friday, February 28 | 8 pm

    The Master of Suspense’s breeziest caper pits a retired jewel thief against a cool beauty. Black cats prowl and double entendre rules as Grant and Kelly spar, breezing...

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