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  1. Workshop: Spring Cleaning! Reimagining Uses for Materials in the Pre-K Classroom

    Saturday, March 1 | 10 am

    Do you have stacks of art materials or found objects cluttering up your classroom? Just in time for spring cleaning, this workshop helps you to reimagine uses for common...

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  2. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Saturday, March 1 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  3. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 1 | 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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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 1 | 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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  6. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Sunday, March 2 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 2 | 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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  9. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  10. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 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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  11. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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. Pan Harmonia
    Baroque Vibes

    Sunday, March 2 | 3 pm

    Pan Harmonia is an independent artist collective based in Asheville and directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck. Its members delight in crossing musical boundaries, often...

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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, March 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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  14. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, March 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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  15. Art History Survey Course
    Postimpressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

    Thursday, March 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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  16. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, March 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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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, March 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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  18. Friday Night Sound Bites: Dance and Movement

    Friday, March 7 | 6 pm

    Dancing figures offer visual artists interesting challenges, such as depicting figures in action or suggesting a specific mood. See how an artist accomplished this and...

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  19. Friday Night Sound Bites: Dance and Movement

    Friday, March 7 | 7 pm

    Dancing figures offer visual artists interesting challenges, such as depicting figures in action or suggesting a specific mood. See how an artist accomplished this and...

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  20. Art History Survey Course
    Postimpressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

    Friday, March 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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  21. Silent Films: Two Tars and Three Ages

    Friday, March 7 | 8 pm

    Two Tars (1928) Directed by James Parrott and Leo McCarey. Laurel and Hardy. (21 min.)

    Two sailors on leave pick up two troublemaking flappers and prove that traffic...

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  22. Family Fun Saturday: Masquerade

    Saturday, March 8 | 10 am

    Discover the spectacular Yoruba Egungun masquerade costumes in the Museum’s African collection. Create a garment from fabric, sequins, beads, and other embellishment to...

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 8 | 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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  24. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  25. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 8 | 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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  26. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 9 | 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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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 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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  30. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  31. Senior Sampler: Heads Up

    Tuesday, March 11 | 10 am

    Study modeling techniques used in sculpture by Rodin, Claudel, and Giacometti. Make a small self-portrait bust using air-dry clay.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a...

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  32. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, March 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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  33. Senior Sampler: Heads Up

    Tuesday, March 11 | 1:30 pm

    Study modeling techniques used in sculpture by Rodin, Claudel, and Giacometti. Make a small self-portrait bust using air-dry clay.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a...

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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, March 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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  35. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 13 | 10:30 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

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

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  36. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 13 | 11 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

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

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  37. Lecture: African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality from Ancient Veins

    Thursday, March 13 | 11 am

    Elizabeth Perrill, NCMA consulting curator for African Art

    Smithfield, N.C. This lecture compares an ancient work in the NCMA’s African collection, the Nok culture...

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  38. Art History Survey Course
    American Visions

    Thursday, March 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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  39. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 13 | 11:30 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

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

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  40. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, March 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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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, March 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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  42. Friday Night Sound Bites: On the Water

    Friday, March 14 | 6 pm

    Hear the ripple of the water, feel the breeze on your skin, and imagine being on the water as you examine a European landscape.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual,...

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  43. Friday Night Sound Bites: On the Water

    Friday, March 14 | 7 pm

    Hear the ripple of the water, feel the breeze on your skin, and imagine being on the water as you examine a European landscape.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual,...

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  44. Art History Survey Course
    American Visions

    Friday, March 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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  45. Film: Bluffmaster

    Friday, March 14 | 8 pm

    An offbeat Bollywood caper with vivacious comic performances, scintillating music, and, as proof of ineffable style, a ’60s Ford Mustang. “Tongue-in-chic, ultra-cool and...

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  46. Workshop: Using Art to Help Students Find a Voice

    Saturday, March 15 | 9:30 am

    Investigate how the visual arts can help students develop self-awareness, confidence, and the openness to articulate their thoughts and feelings. Designed especially for...

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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 15 | 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 15 | 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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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 16 | 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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  52. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  53. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 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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  54. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  55. Musical Judaica and the South of Delancey Klezmer Band

    Sunday, March 16 | 3 pm

    The NCMA’s magnificent collection of Judaic art on permanent display in West Building is one of only two galleries devoted to Judaica in an American art museum. We...

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  56. Senior Sampler: Drawing Simplified

    Postponed - Tuesday, March 18 | 10 am

    Sketch in pencil and conté crayon from paintings and sculpture in the galleries as you explore drawing techniques that focus on line quality, form, texture, value,...

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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, March 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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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, March 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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  59. Art History Survey Course
    Art of the Islamic World

    Thursday, March 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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  60. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, March 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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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, March 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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  62. Friday Night Sound Bites: Continuing Traditions

    Friday, March 21 | 6 pm

    Some contemporary artists sustain ancient visual traditions through their work. See how a Nigerian artist employs iconic imagery in a recent work.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  63. Friday Night Sound Bites: Continuing Traditions

    Friday, March 21 | 7 pm

    Some contemporary artists sustain ancient visual traditions through their work. See how a Nigerian artist employs iconic imagery in a recent work.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  64. Art History Survey Course
    Art of the Islamic World

    Friday, March 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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  65. Film: Sunset Boulevard

    Friday, March 21 | 8 pm

    A crumbling California palazzo is haunted by a reclusive silent-screen star and her obsequious butler. Joe Gillis, on the lam from the repo man, stumbles in, drawn into a...

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  66. Family Fun Saturday: Bold Lines and Shapes

    Saturday, March 22 | 10 am

    Follow the bright bands of overlapping color in Frank Stella’s monumental canvas Raqqa II. Create a geometric wall sculpture using bold lines and shapes.

    For families...

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  67. Adult Workshop: Studio Art Painting Class with Beverly McIver

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 22 | 10 am

    After a yearlong sabbatical in New York unveiling her latest work, Beverly McIver accepts the Museum’s invitation to share her talents in a portrait-painting workshop....

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  68. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 22 | 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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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 22 | 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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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  72. I ♥ Purim: Kings & Queens

    Saturday, March 22 | 7 pm

    Join the Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery to celebrate Purim. Crowns, masks, and other festive attire are encouraged!

    All proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Fund....

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  73. Purim After-Party

    Saturday, March 22 | 9:30 pm

    Join the Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery to celebrate Purim in partnership with the NCMA Contemporaries, Raleigh Tribe, and Triangle Jewish GPS.

    We invite young...

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  74. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 23 | 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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  75. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 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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  77. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  78. Senior Sampler: Figure This

    Tuesday, March 25 | 10 am

    Compare depictions of the human form in ancient and contemporary art. Create a figure with a variety of materials on paper.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a...

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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, March 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. Senior Sampler: Figure This

    Tuesday, March 25 | 1:30 pm

    Compare depictions of the human form in ancient and contemporary art. Create a figure with a variety of materials on paper.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a...

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  81. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, March 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. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 27 | 10:30 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

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

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  83. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 27 | 11 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

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

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  84. Art History Survey Course
    Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

    Thursday, March 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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  85. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 27 | 11:30 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

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

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  86. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, March 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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  87. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, March 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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  88. Friday Night Sound Bites: Fashion Statement

    Friday, March 28 | 6 pm

    One communicative attribute of a portrait is the subject’s clothing. Explore how visual artists use sartorial splendor to express a subject’s status and personality.

    ...

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  89. Friday Night Sound Bites: Fashion Statement

    Friday, March 28 | 7 pm

    One communicative attribute of a portrait is the subject’s clothing. Explore how visual artists use sartorial splendor to express a subject’s status and personality.

    ...

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  90. Art History Survey Course
    Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

    Friday, March 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

  91. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 29 | 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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  92. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 29 | 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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  93. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, March 29 | 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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  94. Debate: Resolved: The objectification of culture into art is damaging to that culture

    CANCELED - Saturday, March 29 | 2 pm

    Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, UNC–Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest Debate Team

    This program asks audience members to determine which debate team presents the most...

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  95. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 29 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 30 | 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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  97. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 30 | 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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  98. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, March 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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  99. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 30 | 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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