Calendar

  1. “Metaphor in Motion”

    Friday, May 8 | 6 pm

    Consider how movement, gesture, and ideas interact in a 19th-century sculpture.

    Image:
    Studio of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, The Spirit of the Dance, circa 1870–1875, Marble,...

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  2. “Metaphor in Motion”

    Friday, May 8 | 7 pm

    Consider how movement, gesture, and ideas interact in a 19th-century sculpture.

    Image:
    Studio of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, The Spirit of the Dance, circa 1870–1875, Marble,...

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  3. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Saturday, May 9 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Sunday, May 10 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  8. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  9. “Foundations and Transformations”

    Friday, May 15 | 6 pm

    Uncover imagery that forms the foundation for later work by 20th-century painter Frank Stella.

    Image:
    Frank Philip Stella, Raqqa II, 1970, Synthetic polymer and graphite...

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  10. “Foundations and Transformations”

    Friday, May 15 | 7 pm

    Uncover imagery that forms the foundation for later work by 20th-century painter Frank Stella.

    Image:
    Frank Philip Stella, Raqqa II, 1970, Synthetic polymer and graphite...

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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Saturday, May 16 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  12. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  13. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  14. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Sunday, May 17 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  15. Family Renaissance Fair

    Sunday, May 17 | 12 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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  16. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  18. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, May 22 | 5:30 pm

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  19. “Dark and Mysterious”

    Friday, May 22 | 6 pm

    Explore the story behind a 17th-century Spanish evening scene with lush textures.

    Image:
    Pedro Orrente, Jacob Watering Laban’s Sheep before Peeled Branches, circa...

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  20. “Dark and Mysterious”

    Friday, May 22 | 7 pm

    Explore the story behind a 17th-century Spanish evening scene with lush textures.

    Image:
    Pedro Orrente, Jacob Watering Laban’s Sheep before Peeled Branches, circa...

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  21. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Saturday, May 23 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  24. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Sunday, May 24 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  26. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  27. “What's In A Name?”

    Friday, May 29 | 6 pm

    A contemporary sculptor explores material and meaning in an outdoor installation.

    Image:
    Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ogromna, 2009, Cedar and graphite, 20 ft. 7 in x 12 ft. 4...

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  28. “What's In A Name?”

    Friday, May 29 | 7 pm

    A contemporary sculptor explores material and meaning in an outdoor installation.

    Image:
    Ursula von Rydingsvard, Ogromna, 2009, Cedar and graphite, 20 ft. 7 in x 12 ft. 4...

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  29. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Saturday, May 30 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  30. NCMA Book Club Discussion: Voices from the Other World

    Saturday, May 30 | 11 am

    Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales, Naguib Mahfouz

    Curator of Ancient Art Caroline Rocheleau leads the discussion using ancient Egyptian literature to...

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  31. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  33. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Heroines

    Sunday, May 31 | 10:30 am

    Meet a few of the heroes and heroines from the collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  34. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 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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  36. Special Event: Decorate a Walking Stick

    Saturday, June 6 | 10 am

    Celebrate National Trails Day! Stop by the Museum Park Theater to decorate a bamboo or wood walking stick using paint pens, yarn, and beads.  Then, take your stick on a...

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  37. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Saturday, June 6 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  38. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 6 | 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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  39. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 6 | 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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  40. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Sunday, June 7 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  41. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  43. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Saturday, June 13 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  44. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 13 | 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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  45. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 13 | 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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  46. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Sunday, June 14 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  47. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  49. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Saturday, June 20 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 20 | 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

    Saturday, June 20 | 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. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Sunday, June 21 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  53. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  54. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  55. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Saturday, June 27 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

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  56. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 27 | 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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  57. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, June 27 | 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. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Travel the Nile

    Sunday, June 28 | 10:30 am

    Visit Ancient Egypt with a family tour guide.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their...

    READ MORE

  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  60. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  61. The Beast

    Friday, July 3 | 5:30 pm

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  62. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Saturday, July 4 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  63. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 4 | 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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  64. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 4 | 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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  65. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Sunday, July 5 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 5 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 5 | 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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  68. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, July 10 | 5:30 pm

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  69. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Saturday, July 11 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  70. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 11 | 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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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 11 | 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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  72. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Sunday, July 12 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  73. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 12 | 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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  74. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 12 | 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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  75. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Saturday, July 18 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  76. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 18 | 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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  77. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 18 | 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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  78. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Sunday, July 19 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  79. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 19 | 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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  80. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 19 | 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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  81. Tea Cup Gin

    Friday, July 24 | 5:30 pm

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  82. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Saturday, July 25 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  83. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 25 | 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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  84. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 25 | 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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  85. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Salute to America

    Sunday, July 26 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate America on a trip through the American Galleries.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11...

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  86. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 26 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 26 | 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. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Fancy Clothes

    Saturday, August 1 | 10:30 am

    Collars, fur coats, elaborate hats: explore fancy clothes worn by people in the NCMA’s collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information...

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  89. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  90. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 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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  91. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Fancy Clothes

    Sunday, August 2 | 10:30 am

    Collars, fur coats, elaborate hats: explore fancy clothes worn by people in the NCMA’s collection.

     

    Free. No reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information...

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  92. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  93. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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