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  1. Friday Night Sound Bites: In Perspective

    Friday, August 1 | 6 pm

    Explore how the artist’s point of view can change how we understand his or her subject.

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

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  2. Friday Night Sound Bites: In Perspective

    Friday, August 1 | 7 pm

    Explore how the artist’s point of view can change how we understand his or her subject.

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

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  3. Studio Art: The Allure of Italian Alabaster

    Saturday, August 2 | 10 am

    Learn how to carve soft, elegant alabaster stone with award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander. His last class sold out early, so register soon! Part of the “My Italian...

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  4. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Saturday, August 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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  5. Demonstrations of Chinese Culture

    Saturday, August 2 | 11 am

    Join high school students from China for demonstrations of Chinese culture including Diablo (a type of juggling), Hulusi (gourd flute), paper cutting, calligraphy, and...

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  6. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  8. Studio Art: The Allure of Italian Alabaster

    Sunday, August 3 | 10 am

    Learn how to carve soft, elegant alabaster stone with award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander. His last class sold out early, so register soon! Part of the “My Italian...

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  9. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Sunday, August 3 | 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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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  11. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  12. Summer Drop-In Studio

    Wednesday, August 6 | 12 pm

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

    Today's activity: Make a miniature paper garden

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  13. Summer Family Films: Animals, Insects, and Gardens

    Wednesday, August 6 | 1 pm

    A colorful collection of the sights and sounds of nature

    The Ant and the Grasshopper
    (2013), USA
    Produced by Weston Woods Studios

    There Was an Old Lady Who...

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  14. Friday Night Sound Bites: Catching Gestures

    Friday, August 8 | 6 pm

    See how subtle gestures in a European painting capture its subjects’ distinct personalities.

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

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  15. Friday Night Sound Bites: Catching Gestures

    Friday, August 8 | 7 pm

    See how subtle gestures in a European painting capture its subjects’ distinct personalities.

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

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  16. American Hustle

    Friday, August 8 | 9 pm

    Two scheming con artists, one with an aspirational comb-over and another with gravity-defying décolletage, hook up with a manic FBI agent masterminding a sting operation...

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  17. Family Fun Saturday: Ancient Mosaics

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, August 9 | 10 am

    Travel to ancient Rome and explore the geometric and floral patterns in the NCMA’s large 2nd-century floor mosaic. Then, create a modern mosaic wall hanging of colored...

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  18. Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, August 9 | 10 am

    Tapestry artist Turid Teague guides you in creating the shapes and patterns that have defined textiles around the world for centuries. Using a small, simple loom that is...

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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  20. Saturday Studio: Altered Books

    Saturday, August 9 | 1 pm

    Transform a used book into a unique work of art using a variety of painting, carving, and assemblage techniques.

    A new gallery and studio class for youth ages 11–14!...

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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  22. Carolina Chocolate Drops

    Saturday, August 9 | 8 pm

    Last time the Carolina Chocolate Drops were scheduled to play the NCMA, Hurricane Irene rudely pre-empted their appearance. We welcome them back with new additions to the...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  24. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  25. Webinar: Back-to-School Museum Guide

    Thursday, August 14 | 5:30 pm

    Designed for teachers interested in learning how to incorporate the NCMA’s collection and educational resources into the upcoming school year. Covers highlights of...

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  26. Friday Night Sound Bites: Outstanding in Their Field

    Friday, August 15 | 6 pm

    See how an American artist uses context to reframe historical figures.

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

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  27. Friday Night Sound Bites: Outstanding in Their Field

    Friday, August 15 | 7 pm

    See how an American artist uses context to reframe historical figures.

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

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  28. Stargazing in the Museum Park

    Friday, August 15 | 8:30 pm

    Join the NCMA Contemporaries, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and Raleigh Astronomy Club for a unique opportunity to stargaze in the Museum Park. In addition to...

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  29. Bull Durham

    Friday, August 15 | 9 pm

    One of the all-time great baseball movies. Has-been catcher Crash Davis tries to tame the wild arm of rookie Nuke LaLoosh. Filmed with a great sense of place in Durham,...

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  30. Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, August 16 | 10 am

    Tapestry artist Turid Teague guides you in creating the shapes and patterns that have defined textiles around the world for centuries. Using a small, simple loom that is...

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  31. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  33. An Evening with Judy Collins

    Judy Collins concert postponed due to inclement weather. Now scheduled for August 16 - Saturday, August 16 | 8 pm

    The Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s is legendary for launching Bob Dylan and is the focus of the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis. The NCMA...

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  34. Caddyshack

    This Event is Canceled - Saturday, August 16 | 9 pm

    On August 2 our Judy Collins concert was rained out; however, Ms. Collins presented us a rare and fortunate opportunity to reschedule, as she is also available on August...

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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  36. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  37. Friday Night Sound Bites: Bringing Old Techniques to Modern Art

    Friday, August 22 | 6 pm

    What happens when long-ignored painting techniques are revived to convey 20th-century sensibilities? See the results in the American Galleries.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  38. Friday Night Sound Bites: Bringing Old Techniques to Modern Art

    Friday, August 22 | 7 pm

    What happens when long-ignored painting techniques are revived to convey 20th-century sensibilities? See the results in the American Galleries.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  39. Nebraska

    Friday, August 22 | 8:30 pm

    A muleheaded codger and his weary son set off across the dreary heartland plains to retrieve an anticipated $1 million sweepstakes prize. The news upsets the status quo...

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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  41. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  42. The LEGO Movie

    Saturday, August 23 | 8:30 pm

    Not just a feature-length advertisement for molded plastic building bricks, this gleeful tale of an everyblock’s journey to keep evil Lord Business from destroying the...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  44. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  45. Friday Night Sound Bites: Up Close and Personal

    Friday, August 29 | 6 pm

    See how focusing in on a subject can change your perception of it.

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

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  46. Friday Night Sound Bites: Up Close and Personal

    Friday, August 29 | 7 pm

    See how focusing in on a subject can change your perception of it.

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

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  47. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  49. 12 Years a Slave

    Rescheduled from August 1 - Saturday, August 30 | 8:30 pm

    Oscar’s Best Picture is a searing indictment of the institution of slavery, based on a memoir by a free black man, Solomon Northup, who was abducted and sold into...

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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  51. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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