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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  2. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  3. Family Renaissance Fair

    Sunday, June 1 | 1 pm

    Step back in time for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations, and art-making activities. Princesses and kings, pirates and comedians,...

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  4. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  6. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, June 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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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, June 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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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, June 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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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, June 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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  10. Art in the Evening

    Friday, June 6 | 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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  11. Friday Night Sound Bites: Becoming a Mother

    Friday, June 6 | 6 pm

    In the African Gallery, explore some of the ways women prepare for motherhood.

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

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  12. Friday Night Sound Bites: Becoming a Mother

    Friday, June 6 | 7 pm

    In the African Gallery, explore some of the ways women prepare for motherhood.

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

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  13. Philomena

    Friday, June 6 | 9 pm

    The incomparable Judi Dench stars as Philomena Lee, who, as an unwed mother, slaved for the Catholic nuns who sheltered her, then suffered the pain of having her son...

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  14. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Saturday, June 7 | 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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  15. NCMA Book Club: The Passion of Artemisia

    Saturday, June 7 | 11 am

    Vreeland captures the colorful life of post-Renaissance artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The artist’s life was filled with family traumas, but as she traveled through Rome,...

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  16. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  18. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  20. Film: Viva la causa—The Story of César Chávez and a Great Movement for Social Justice

    Saturday, June 7 | 2:30 pm

    César Chávez’s beginnings as a farm worker contributed to his extraordinary role as the leading civil rights activist for Mexican and Latino farm workers. This 40-minute...

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  21. Captain Phillips

    Saturday, June 7 | 9 pm

    The almost unbearably tense true story of the first American cargo ship hijacked in 200 years pits a ragtag group of Somali pirates with nothing to lose against Captain...

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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Sunday, June 8 | 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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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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

    Sunday, June 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

    Sunday, June 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

    Sunday, June 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

    Tuesday, June 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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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, June 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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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, June 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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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, June 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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  31. Art in the Evening

    Friday, June 13 | 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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  32. Friday Night Sound Bites: Father Knows Best

    Friday, June 13 | 6 pm

    A father takes on many roles in a family. In the European Galleries, ponder one father’s place.

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

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  33. Friday Night Sound Bites: Father Knows Best

    Friday, June 13 | 7 pm

    A father takes on many roles in a family. In the European Galleries, ponder one father’s place.

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

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  34. Poetry Slam: “La Raza”

    Friday, June 13 | 7 pm

    An opportunity to share your poetry or that of another poet, in the Slam fashion or as traditional recitation. Participants can compete for monetary prizes or simply sit...

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  35. 42: the Jackie Robinson Story

    Friday, June 13 | 7:30 pm

    Jackie Robinson, a Negro Leagues star, is recruited by the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Branch Rickey because he’s tough enough to withstand the abuse he’ll suffer while integrating...

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  36. Family Fun Saturday: Royalty

    Saturday, June 14 | 10 am

    Explore sculptural portraits and regal headgear from the African and classical collections, and create miniature royal portraits of your family from clay and mixed media....

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  37. Lecture: Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art)

    Saturday, June 14 | 11 am

    In two separate sessions, printmaker Brian Gonzales and print collector Robert Healy explore one artist's experience as a printmaker in contemporary American society and...

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  38. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  39. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  40. Saturday Studio: Iconic Me

    Saturday, June 14 | 1 pm

    An icon is an artistic portrait of an important person that uses symbols to tell us about his or her life. Create a modern iconic portrait of yourself or someone...

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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  43. 1964: The Tribute followed by screening of Good Ol’ Freda

    Saturday, June 14 | 7 pm

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the NCMA presents the group Rolling Stone magazine called “the best Beatles tribute on...

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  44. Good Ol' Freda with concert by 1964: the Tribute

    Saturday, June 14 | 7 pm

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the NCMA presents the group Rolling Stone magazine called “the best Beatles tribute on...

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, June 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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  50. Summer Drop-In Studio

    Wednesday, June 18 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art-making time with the kids. Suitable for ages 4–10.

    Today's activity: Moving Mobiles/Use collage materials to make art that moves!

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  51. Summer Family Films: Zigs, Zags, and Sounds

    Wednesday, June 18 | 1 pm

    A collection of colorful animations about sound and movement

    Art
    (2008), USA
    Produced by Weston Woods Studios, Studio Mir, and Rembrandt Films

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  52. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, June 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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  53. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, June 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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  54. Lunch and Lecture: Missing the Boat to Borneo: An American Discovers Bali

    Friday, June 20 | 11 am

    John Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art

    This lecture looks at a forgotten story in American art. Maurice Sterne (1878–1957), a...

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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, June 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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  56. Friday Night Sound Bites: A Mother’s Strength

    Friday, June 20 | 6 pm

    Strong matriarchs abound in ancient literature. See how a modern American artist remembers and honors a few such women.

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

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  57. Friday Night Sound Bites: A Mother’s Strength

    Friday, June 20 | 7 pm

    Strong matriarchs abound in ancient literature. See how a modern American artist remembers and honors a few such women.

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

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  58. Enough Said

    Friday, June 20 | 9 pm

    Both divorced and facing the empty nest, a massage therapist and a TV archivist tentatively begin dating, hoping for connection and fearing the loss they’ve faced before....

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  59. Studio Art: Indigo Dyeing and Shibori

    Saturday, June 21 | 10 am

    Textile artist Susan Fennell introduces you to Shibori, a shortened version of the Japanese term Aizome shibori, which describes varied forms of resists or cloth...

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  60. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  61. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  62. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  63. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  64. Saving Mr. Banks

    Saturday, June 21 | 9 pm

    Crusty, cash-strapped Pamela Travers finally gives in, after 20 years of badgering from Walt Disney, and allows her famous literary creation to be adapted by his studio....

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  65. Studio Art: Indigo Dyeing and Shibori

    Sunday, June 22 | 10 am

    Textile artist Susan Fennell introduces you to Shibori, a shortened version of the Japanese term Aizome shibori, which describes varied forms of resists or cloth...

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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  67. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  68. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, June 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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  71. Member Night at the Ballpark

    Tuesday, June 24 | 7:05 pm

    The Durham Bulls have declared June 24 NCMA Member Night, and we invite our members to a baseball game! Our Bull City Summer exhibition, on view at the Museum through...

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  72. Workshop: Art and the Environment

    Wednesday, June 25 | 9:30 am

    Explore how artists use the outdoors as material, subject, and inspiration to help us experience the environment in new ways. Earns 1 CEU. Much of this program will take...

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  73. Summer Drop-In Studio

    Wednesday, June 25 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art-making time with the kids. Suitable for ages 4–10.

    Today's activity: Accordion Book/Make a book about you!

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  74. Summer Family Films: Storybooks

    Wednesday, June 25 | 1 pm

    Classic children’s stories come to life in these creative animations.

    Where the Wild Things Are
    (2001), USA
    Produced by Weston Woods Studios

    The True Story of the...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, June 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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  76. Workshop: Art and the Environment

    Thursday, June 26 | 9:30 am

    Explore how artists use the outdoors as material, subject, and inspiration to help us experience the environment in new ways. Earns 1 CEU. Much of this program will take...

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  77. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, June 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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  78. Lecture: My Italian Summer: Rome

    Friday, June 27 | 11 am

    Seated comfortably in the Museum, take a tour of spectacular Italian masterpieces and imagine standing at the portals of wondrous and historic architecture. Museum...

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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, June 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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  80. Friday Night Sound Bites: Like Mother,  Like Daughter

    Friday, June 27 | 6 pm

    Find similarities and differences between a 17th-century mother and her daughter in the Portrait Gallery.

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

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  81. Friday Night Sound Bites: Like Mother,  Like Daughter

    Friday, June 27 | 7 pm

    Find similarities and differences between a 17th-century mother and her daughter in the Portrait Gallery.

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

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  82. Mary Poppins

    Friday, June 27 | 9 pm

    A magical nanny floats from the sky with a spoonful of sugar for the miserable Banks family. A perfect pairing with Saving Mr. Banks, this classic Disney film won an...

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  83. Family Fun Saturday: Wire Portrait

    Saturday, June 28 | 10 am

    Discover expressive faces in paintings from the Dutch and Flemish collection, and create dramatic wire portraits of your family from simple line drawings. Selected works...

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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  85. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  86. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 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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  87. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 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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  88. Iron and Wine

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, June 28 | 8 pm

    A respected voice in indie rock makes his NCMA debut. Sam Beam, better known as Iron and Wine, performs in support of his fifth album, Ghost on Ghost, his first for the...

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  89. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  90. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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  91. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, June 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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  92. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, June 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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