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  1. Story Time

    Tuesday, September 1 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  2. Story Time

    Saturday, September 5 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  3. Cocktails, Craft, and Camaraderie: Flower Power Pose

    Friday, September 11 | 6 pm

    Come out for the most fun Zen museum experience you’ve ever had. Commune with friends near our lotus pond during a short yoga session with Carson Efird from Evolve Movement... READ MORE

  4. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Hosts the Movie Slacker

    Monday, September 14 | 8 pm

    Featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie

    Presenting Richard Linklater’s breakthrough film Slacker

    Followed by a moderated discussion of the film with Ben Gibbard 

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  5. Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Hosts the Movie Slacker

    Monday, September 14 | 8 pm

    Featuring Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie

    Presenting Richard Linklater’s breakthrough film Slacker

    Followed by a moderated discussion of the film with Ben Gibbard 

    (...

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  6. Friday Night Sound Bites: Marvelous Marble

    Friday, September 18 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  7. Artist Meetup: Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim

    Friday, September 18 | 6 pm

    Meet artists Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim to discuss how they reimagine everyday items with a twist. Explore the exhibition Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and...

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  8. Friday Night Sound Bites: Marvelous Marble

    Friday, September 18 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  9. Family Fun Saturdays: Wonderful Weave

    Saturday, September 19 | 10 am

    Explore colorful woven textiles in the collection, and create a family weaving from fabric and assorted materials.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A...

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  10. Family Fun Saturdays: Wonderful Weave

    Saturday, September 19 | 1 pm

    Explore colorful woven textiles in the collection, and create a family weaving from fabric and assorted materials.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A...

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  11. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 24 | 10:15 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  12. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 24 | 11:15 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  13. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 24 | 1:15 pm

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  14. Dining after Dark: Our 164 Acres

    Thursday, September 24 | 6:30 pm

    Take a look outside the Museum and see our changing landscape. Join Dan Gottlieb, director of planning and design, as he reminds us of where we started and the vision ahead...

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  15. Lunch and Lecture - By Design: A Tour of the Recently Reinstalled Judaic Gallery

    Friday, September 25 | 11 am

    Tour the Judaic Gallery with Curator of Design Eric Gaard, who discusses the design process, lighting, and European-crafted casework as well as the beautiful works of art...

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  16. Friday Night Sound Bites: Heavy Metal

    Friday, September 25 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  17. Friday Night Sound Bites: Heavy Metal

    Friday, September 25 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  18. Workshop: Alabaster in the Time of Leonardo

    Saturday, September 26 | 10 am

    Take a virtual trip back in time and create a sculpture of translucent Italian stone. Award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander leads this two-day workshop. His last class...

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  19. Educators Night Out in Elizabeth City: Make & Mingle with the NCMA

    Thursday, October 1 | 5 pm

    Free networking event for educators in Elizabeth City and surrounding counties. An evening of food, drink, and inspiration. Unwind with colleagues while learning about the...

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  20. Friday Night Sound Bites: Captured in Stone

    Friday, October 2 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  21. Friday Night Sound Bites: Captured in Stone

    Friday, October 2 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Saturday, October 3 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  23. Story Time

    Saturday, October 3 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  24. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Sunday, October 4 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  25. Story Time

    Tuesday, October 6 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  26. Studio Samplers: Energy of Youth, Dignity of Age

    Tuesday, October 6 | 1:30 pm

    The Energy of Youth photography exhibition and historic period portraits of elders in the permanent collection provide the inspiration for staging digital portraits of...

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  27. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, October 8 | 10:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  28. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Friday, October 9 | 11:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  29. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Friday, October 9 | 1:15 pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  30. Friday Night Sound Bites: It’s All about the Accessories

    Friday, October 9 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  31. Friday Night Sound Bites: It’s All about the Accessories

    Friday, October 9 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  32. Mixed Media: Optics

    Friday, October 9 | 7 pm

    A mixologist and an ophthalmologist walk into a bar … or better yet, a museum … and chat about optical illusions, M. C. Escher, blurred vision, and designer cocktails....

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  33. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Saturday, October 10 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  34. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Sunday, October 11 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  35. Studio Samplers: Nothing Could Be Finer

    Tuesday, October 13 | 1:30 pm

    With the North Carolina State Fair only two days away, create the perfect fall-themed graphic tote to hold freebies from the fair—or bounties from your fall travels. 

    All...

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  36. Egypt and the Purposes of Art

    Thursday, October 15 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  37. Member Preview Day for The Worlds of M.C. Escher

    Friday, October 16 | 10 am

    An exclusive opportunity for members to walk through The Worlds of M. C. Escher before the exhibition opens to the public. All members of your party must enter at the same...

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  38. Friday Night Sound Bites: Iron Clad

    Friday, October 16 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  39. Contemporaries Third Friday Tours

    Friday, October 16 | 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour, 6:30 pm
    Tour, 7:30 pm

    Mingle at the West Building wine bar before enjoying a free tour. Docents choose their favorite works of art, behind-the-scenes...

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  40. Friday Night Sound Bites: Iron Clad

    Friday, October 16 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  41. Special Pop-Up Art on Opening Weekend of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

    Saturday, October 17 | 10 am

    Special pop-up art activities inspired by the Escher exhibition, including BetaBox maker space demonstrations. 

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Saturday, October 17 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  43. Rural Academy Theater

    Saturday, October 17 | 7 pm

    Preshow music 7 pm, Performance 7:30 pm, followed by silent movie with live musical accompaniment

    A horse-drawn wagon makes its way onto the Museum grounds carrying a...

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  44. Special Pop-Up Art on Opening Weekend of The Worlds of M. C. Escher

    Sunday, October 18 | 10 am

    Special pop-up art activities inspired by the Escher exhibition, including BetaBox maker space demonstrations. 

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  45. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Sunday, October 18 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  46. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 22 | 10:15 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art...

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  47. Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    Thursday, October 22 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  48. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 22 | 11:15 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art...

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  49. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 22 | 1:15 pm

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art...

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  50. Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    Friday, October 23 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  51. Workshop: Exploring Illusion through Drawing

    Saturday, October 24 | 10 am

    Inspired by M. C. Escher’s work, students combine traditional and experimental drawing techniques and materials to achieve optical illusions. Lori Esposito...

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  52. Teacher Workshop: Design Thinking inside the BetaBox

    Saturday, October 24 | 10:15 am

    Spend the day playing inside a mobile maker space.  Collaborate with colleagues, think deeply through design, learn through failure, and imagine creative possibilities for...

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  53. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Saturday, October 24 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  54. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Sunday, October 25 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  55. Rome and the Power of Empire

    Thursday, October 29 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  56. Friday Night Sound Bites: Puzzling It Out

    Friday, October 30 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  57. Rome and the Power of Empire

    Friday, October 30 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  58. Friday Night Sound Bites: Puzzling It Out

    Friday, October 30 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  59. Angels and Devils: Member Opening for Fall Exhibitions

    Friday, October 30 | 7 pm

    Open your imagination to the worlds of M. C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci at a fun pre-Halloween party. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and music await. Black and white...

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  60. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Creature Feature

    Saturday, October 31 | 10:30 am

    Discover real and imaginary creatures at the NCMA.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  61. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Mallarmé Chamber Players

    Sunday, November 1 | 3 pm

    Inspired by the exhibition The Worlds of M. C. Escher, the Mallarmé Chamber Players have chosen a fascinating work by J. S. Bach that’s meant to be experienced from...

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  62. Story Time

    Tuesday, November 3 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  63. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 5 | 10:15 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places. 

    Have fun while looking at art...

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  64. The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    Thursday, November 5 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  65. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 5 | 11:15 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places. 

    Have fun while looking at art...

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  66. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 5 | 1:15 pm

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places. 

    Have fun while looking at art...

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  67. Lunch and Lecture - Lost and Found: The Seedy Secrets of Art Conservation

    Friday, November 6 | 11 am

    With Jonathan Harr’s book The Lost Painting in mind, Paintings Conservator Noelle Ocon discusses her work with period paintings. Book club discussion (optional) follows.

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  68. Friday Night Sound Bites: Weights and Balances

    Friday, November 6 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  69. The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    Friday, November 6 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  70. Friday Night Sound Bites: Weights and Balances

    Friday, November 6 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  71. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Saturday, November 7 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  72. Story Time

    Saturday, November 7 | 1 pm

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the collection. Book selection and themes change...

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  73. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Sunday, November 8 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  74. Kanof Lecture: Blurring the Boundaries: Ritual Objects and Contemporary Art

    Sunday, November 8 | 2 pm

    Susan Braunstein, Henry J. Leir Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York

    In 1956, when Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof founded the Tobe Pascher Workshop for contemporary...

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  75. Member Monday

    Monday, November 9 | 10 am

    Join other Museum members for an exclusive viewing day for The Worlds of M. C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind. The Escher Café is open...

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  76. Studio Samplers: Everything That Rises Must Converge

    Tuesday, November 10 | 1:30 pm

    This refresher workshop on one-, two-, and three-point linear perspective reinforces what Leonardo mastered and what participants see in the Escher exhibition. 

    All...

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  77. Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    Thursday, November 12 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  78. Lunch and Lecture - A Curator’s Perspective on M. C. Escher

    Friday, November 13 | 11 am

    Curator David Steel discusses the fortuitous circumstances that led to the Museum’s comprehensive M. C. Escher exhibition, which includes both well-known and...

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  79. Friday Night Sound Bites: Paying Attention

    Friday, November 13 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  80. Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    Friday, November 13 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  81. Friday Night Sound Bites: Paying Attention

    Friday, November 13 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  82. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Saturday, November 14 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  83. Member Lecture: The Creative Thinkers

    Saturday, November 14 | 10:30 am

    Though born centuries apart, Leonardo da Vinci and M. C. Escher shared common interests. One was Italian, the other a Dutchman who admired him; both were keen observers of...

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  84. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Sunday, November 15 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  85. Studio Samplers: The World Upside Down

    Tuesday, November 17 | 1:30 pm

    After looking at M. C. Escher works and the permanent collection, create your own impossible scenes that defy the conventions of Western atmospheric perspective.

    All...

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  86. Art+Cuisine: The Life and Times of M. C. Escher

    Wednesday, November 18 | 6:30 pm

    Exhibition curator David Steel takes us on an artistic journey from Escher’s earliest print to his final masterpiece. This event features a walking tour through the...

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  87. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 19 | 10:15 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  88. Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

    Thursday, November 19 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  89. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 19 | 11:15 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  90. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 19 | 1:15 pm

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  91. Art+Cuisine: The Life and Times of M. C. Escher

    Thursday, November 19 | 6:30 pm

    Exhibition curator David Steel takes us on an artistic journey from Escher’s earliest print to his final masterpiece. This event features a walking tour through the...

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  92. Friday Night Sound Bites: With Design in Mind

    Friday, November 20 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  93. Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

    Friday, November 20 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  94. Contemporaries Third Friday Tours: Visible and Fantastic Realities: The Art of M. C. Escher

    Friday, November 20 | 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour, 6:30 pm
    Tour, 7:30 pm

    Young professionals are invited to mingle at the wine bar at 6:30pm before enjoying a guided tour at 7:30pm. Docents choose their...

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  95. Friday Night Sound Bites: With Design in Mind

    Friday, November 20 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  96. Teacher Workshop: Math Intersections with Escher

    Saturday, November 21 | 10:15 am

    Draw inspiration from The Worlds of M.C. Escher and leave with tools for exploring math concepts through the visual arts.

    *Register with a colleague who teaches a...

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  97. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Saturday, November 21 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  98. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Sunday, November 22 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  99. Friday Night Sound Bites: Water, Water, Everywhere

    Friday, November 27 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  100. Friday Night Sound Bites: Water, Water, Everywhere

    Friday, November 27 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  101. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Saturday, November 28 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  102. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: I’m Hungry!

    Sunday, November 29 | 10:30 am

    Celebrate food and feasts in this delicious tour.

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

    Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and...

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  103. Studio Samplers: The Power of Observation

    Tuesday, December 1 | 1:30 pm

    After a preview glimpse of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, create a sketchbook to take into the world so that you can follow the artist’s example and record what you see.... READ MORE

  104. Coming down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

    Thursday, December 3 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  105. Coming down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

    Friday, December 4 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  106. The Nativity in Art, Words, and Music

    Saturday, December 5 | 2:30 pm

    Save the Date!

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  107. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Olga Kleiankina

    Sunday, December 6 | 3 pm

    Distinguished pianist Olga Kleiankina explores the intersection of music and art in the 19th and 20th centuries in a program featuring preludes by Debussy, Chopin, and...

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  108. The Early Renaissance in Italy

    Thursday, December 10 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  109. The Early Renaissance in Italy

    Friday, December 11 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  110. Dining after Dark: Imagine the Impossible

    Friday, December 11 | 6:30 pm

    M. C. Escher began his career capturing his love of landscapes, and later in life he created impossible realities. Join David Steel, exhibition curator, for an insightful...

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  111. Lecture: “Escher through the Eyes of an Admirer”

    Saturday, December 12 | 2:30 pm

    Save the Date!

    David Steel, Curator of European Art

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  112. Masters of the Renaissance

    Thursday, December 17 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  113. Holiday Family Fun Friday

    Friday, December 18 | 5:30 pm

    Save the Date!

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  114. Masters of the Renaissance

    Friday, December 18 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  115. Member Monday

    Monday, January 11 | 10 am

    Join other Museum members for an exclusive viewing day for The Worlds of M. C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind. The Escher Café is open...

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  116. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Aurora Musicalis presents “Brahms and Beyond”

    Sunday, January 24 | 3 pm

    Featuring Brahms’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, op. 87, and Carl Fruhling’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano. Modest by nature, Brahms couldn’t help but gush to...

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  117. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Ciompi Quartet

    Sunday, March 6 | 3 pm

    The Triangle’s celebrated string ensemble adds horns and piano to present one of its most imaginative programs ever. The centerpiece of the concert is a new composition...

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  118. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Nuance Lyrique

    Sunday, May 8 | 3 pm

    In its first NCMA appearance, this wonderful Asheville-based ensemble presents a concert of vocal chamber music. The program of short pieces by William Grant Still, Erich...

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