The North Carolina Museum of Art

Adults

Join us for engaging programs designed to enhance your appreciation of the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and beautiful campus. From book club gatherings and Sunday afternoon lectures to events in the Museum Park, there are a variety of exciting possibilities for connecting with your Museum.

Thursday, January 29 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 11 am REGISTRATION CLOSED

Lunch and Lecture
Birds on the Bayous: John James Audubon in Louisiana

Joseph Covington, Museum Lecturer

Audubon’s fascination with nature, birds in particular, led to... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: It Bears Repeating

An artist’s use of repetition can clarify, confuse, or intrigue. See how one contemporary artist... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: It Bears Repeating

An artist’s use of repetition can clarify, confuse, or intrigue. See how one contemporary artist... Read more >

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Thursday, February 5 | 11 am

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Many modern European artists took inspiration from the human form. See how one artist used minimal... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 6:30 pm

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

Many modern European artists took inspiration from the human form. See how one artist used minimal... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the art... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 11 am

NCMA Book Club: Nathaniel's Nutmeg

Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, Giles Milton

A quirky, provocative history of competitive spice trading... Read more >

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Sunday, February 8 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the art... Read more >

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Sunday, February 8 | 3 pm

Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet
Modern Art Meets Modern Jazz

This program explores the similarities between the visual arts and jazz of the 20th century.... Read more >

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Thursday, February 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 12 | 7 pm

Champagne + Chocolate

Enjoy a chocolate tasting featuring bar chocolates and confections from both local and exotic... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Wellspring

Deconstruct the varied sources in a contemporary American painting, and contemplate the effect of... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Wellspring

Deconstruct the varied sources in a contemporary American painting, and contemplate the effect of... Read more >

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Saturday, February 14 | 5 pm

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Iris

Valentine’s in Iris includes a champagne cocktail upon arrival, a four-course prix fixe menu... Read more >

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Thursday, February 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Birds on the Bayous: John James Audubon in Louisiana

Joseph Covington, Museum Lecturer

Audubon’s fascination with nature, birds in particular, led... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Altered Architecture

Travelers want to pack as much enjoyment into their vacations as possible, and artists often... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Altered Architecture

Travelers want to pack as much enjoyment into their vacations as possible, and artists often... Read more >

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Thursday, February 26 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Marks in Motion

Examine a complex composition in the Museum’s American galleries to see how every brushstroke or... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Marks in Motion

Examine a complex composition in the Museum’s American galleries to see how every brushstroke or... Read more >

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Saturday, February 28 | 10:30 am

Seminar: Winners and Losers on the High Seas

Stretch your knowledge of the Dutch Golden Age in a seminar focused on Jacob Duck's painting... Read more >

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Saturday, February 28 | 7 pm

I ♥ Purim: Woks & Lox

For 2015 our Purim celebration meets up with the neighboring Chinese New Year! Break out your... Read more >

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Thursday, March 5 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, March 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, March 15 | 3 pm

Fire Pink Trio: The Goddess in Every Woman

In honor of International Women’s Day, this concert pairs compositions by women with works in the... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Thursday

West Building
$15 ($10 Members)

Welcome the beauty of spring at the NCMA’s inaugural festival of... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Friday

West Building
$15 ($10 Members)

Welcome the beauty of spring at the NCMA’s inaugural festival of... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 6:30 pm

Special Art in Bloom Third Friday Tour

Join us for a docent-led tour with the Museum’s young professionals group. 

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Friday, March 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Saturday

West Building
$15 ($10 Members)

Welcome the beauty of spring at the NCMA’s inaugural festival of... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 3 pm

Art in Bloom Lecture:
The Gardens of North Carolina

Bryce Lane, host of UNC-TV’s In the Garden with Bryce Lane, takes us on a visual journey through... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10 am

Art in Bloom Sunday

West Building
$15 ($10 Members)

Welcome the beauty of spring at the NCMA’s inaugural festival of... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 3 pm

Art in Bloom Lecture:
Flowers in Art through the Ages

Museum lecturer Joseph Covington illuminates how flowers brighten many works in the NCMA's... Read more >

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Thursday, March 26 | 11 am

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 6:30 pm

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 2 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 9 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Picasso, Matisse and the Invention of Modernism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Picasso, Matisse and the Invention of Modernism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 16 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 23 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 30 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, May 3 | 3 pm

Findlen and Magnone present Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle

North Carolina composer Kenneth Frazelle’s life’s work has been setting the state’s sights,... Read more >

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Thursday, May 7 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, May 14 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 22 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Friday, May 29 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with... Read more >

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Joseph Covington’s great skill provides significant information in a most understandable way so that even ‘greenhorn’ art students can understand and grasp what is being presented.”   John Robinson

Joseph Covington is a remarkable teacher; his presentation is so well developed and explained. I hope for more opportunities to learn from him.” Anonymous