Calendar

  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  8. 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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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 3 | 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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  14. 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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  15. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 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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  16. 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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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 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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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 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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  22. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Family Fun Saturday: Ancient Mosaics

    Saturday, August 9 | 10 am SOLD OUT

    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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  27. Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

    Saturday, August 9 | 10 am SOLD OUT

    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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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 10 | 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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  35. 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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  36. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 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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  37. 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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  38. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 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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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 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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  40. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 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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  41. 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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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

    Saturday, August 16 | 10 am SOLD OUT

    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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  48. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  49. 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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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  51. 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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  52. An Evening with Judy Collins

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

    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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  53. Caddyshack

    Saturday, August 16 | 9 pm This Event is Canceled

    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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  54. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 17 | 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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  55. 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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  56. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 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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  57. 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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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 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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  60. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 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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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  66. 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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  67. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 24 | 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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  71. 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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  72. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 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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  73. 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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  74. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 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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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 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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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 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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  77. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  81. 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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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 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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  83. 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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  84. 12 Years a Slave

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

    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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  85. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 31 | 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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  86. 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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  87. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 31 | 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. 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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