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.

Friday, September 5 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, September 5 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Bodies in Motion

How do visual artists depict human movement? Examine a late 20th-century painting for one... Read more >

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Friday, September 5 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Bodies in Motion

How do visual artists depict human movement? Examine a late 20th-century painting for one... Read more >

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Friday, September 5 | 8:30 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel

The tale of M. Gustave, a finicky hotel concierge and louche opportunist, and his protégé, Zero,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 6 | 8:30 pm

Second Annual The Big Lebowski Dude Abides Party

The NCMA’s own version of Lebowski Fest celebrates the Dude, the laziest man in L.A. County, a... Read more >

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Wednesday, September 10 | 2 pm

Zoë S. Webster Flower Fund Floral Demonstration Inspired Floral Design: Where Ideas Come From

Watered Garden Florist Steve Taras and NCMA Special Events Designer Jennifer Hicks have worked... Read more >

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Friday, September 12 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, September 12 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Floating

See how an artist creates a sense of buoyancy by manipulating color and shape.

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Friday, September 12 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Floating

See how an artist creates a sense of buoyancy by manipulating color and shape.

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Friday, September 12 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 13 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Sunday, September 14 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Friday, September 19 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Public and Private: Very Large and Very Small in 17th-century Dutch Paintings

Highlighting the masterpieces in Small Treasures, this lecture by Dennis P. Weller, curator of ... Read more >

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Friday, September 19 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, September 19 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Known and Unknown

Consider issues of identity in an unconventional portrait of the artist.

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Friday, September 19 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Known and Unknown

Consider issues of identity in an unconventional portrait of the artist.

Join a Museum docent... Read more >

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Thursday, September 25 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

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

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Friday, September 26 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, September 26 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

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Friday, September 26 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

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

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Friday, September 26 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

Join a Museum docent... Read more >

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Saturday, September 27 | 8 pm

The Head and the Heart

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

Not long ago these rising stars of indie folk-rock were... Read more >

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Sunday, September 28 | 3 pm

Happy Valley Pals: Music and Dance from 19th-Century America

In celebration of Raleigh’s Wide Open Bluegrass extravaganza, Sights and Sounds presents an... Read more >

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Thursday, October 2 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

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

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Thursday, October 2 | 6:30 pm

Humber Lecture: The Studio Practice of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth

Timothy Standring discusses the studio practices of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, for whom inspiration... Read more >

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Friday, October 3 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, October 3 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

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

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Saturday, October 4 | 11 am

NCMA Book Club: Wild Seed

Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to... Read more >

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Saturday, October 4 | 1:30 pm

Documentary Screening: Out of the Shadows

With powerful x-ray technology, art historians and scientists have discovered paintings beneath... Read more >

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Friday, October 10 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Saturday, October 11 | 7 pm

BIG NIGHT Small Treasures Opening

HAVE A BIG NIGHT with us at the NCMA as we celebrate the opening of Small Treasures: Rembrandt,... Read more >

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Wednesday, October 15 | 7 pm

Humber Lecture and Book Signing: Telling Stories: Portraits Behind the Faces

Bestselling author Susan Vreeland tells how her popular historical novels find authenticity in... Read more >

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Friday, October 17 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Sunday, October 19 | 3 pm

Ensemble Vermillian: Music from the Low Countries in the Time of Vermeer

In a program that complements works in the NCMA’s Dutch and Flemish Galleries, Ensemble... Read more >

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Thursday, October 23 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

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

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Friday, October 24 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Female Artists in the NCMA Collection

A brief history of female artists from the Renaissance through the present, with an in-depth... Read more >

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Friday, October 24 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, October 24 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

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

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Saturday, October 25 | 8 pm

An Evening with Wilco

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

We’re thrilled to extend our concert season for a special... Read more >

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Monday, October 27 | 10 am

Small Treasures: Member Mondays

The Small Treasures exhibition is open for viewing exclusively for members on these select... Read more >

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Wednesday, October 29 | 6:30 pm

Art+Cuisine: Small Treasures Close Up

Curator Dennis Weller introduces us to Dutch and Flemish painters who rendered their sitters in... Read more >

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Thursday, October 30 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

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

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Thursday, October 30 | 6:30 pm

Art+Cuisine: Small Treasures Close Up-2

Curator Dennis Weller introduces us to Dutch and Flemish painters who rendered their sitters in... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, October 31 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

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

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Sunday, November 2 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 2 | 3 pm

Emanuel Gruber: French Masters

Debussy and Rodin, Poulenc and Feininger, Franck and Monet: these French contemporaries explored... Read more >

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Thursday, November 6 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

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

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Friday, November 7 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, November 7 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

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

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Saturday, November 8 | 11 am

Small Treasures Lecture: Who Was Vermeer?

Curator Dennis Weller explores the genius Johannes Vermeer brought to his rare masterpieces.

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Sunday, November 9 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 9 | 2 pm

Kanof Lecture: Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey

Herod the Great died in 4 B.C.E. in Jericho and was buried at Herodium, where he had prepared... Read more >

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Thursday, November 13 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

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

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Friday, November 14 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Public and Private: Very Large and Very Small in 17th-century Dutch Paintings

Highlighting the masterpieces in Small Treasures, this lecture by Dennis P. Weller, curator of ... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, November 14 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

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

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Saturday, November 15 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 16 | 11:30 am

Guided Tours: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Monday, November 17 | 10 am

Small Treasures: Member Mondays November

The Small Treasures exhibition is open for viewing exclusively for members on these select... Read more >

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Thursday, November 20 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

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

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Friday, November 21 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Sacred Motherhood

Spanning thousands of years and numerous cultures, Sacred Motherhood explores the symbolism... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, November 21 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

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

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Saturday, November 22 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 23 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Friday, November 28 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Sunday, November 30 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Thursday, December 4 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

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

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Friday, December 5 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, December 5 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

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

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Saturday, December 6 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, December 7 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Thursday, December 11 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

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

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Friday, December 12 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, December 12 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

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

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Friday, December 19 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, December 26 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, January 2 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, January 9 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, January 16 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Friday, January 23 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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

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Sunday, February 8 | 3 pm

Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet: Masters of the Small Form

This program explores the similarities between two eras of tremendous creative output. Just as... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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