Forward out of Slavery

Forward out of Slavery

Jacob Lawrence's Forward bears witness to Harriet Tubman's fierce determination to guide escaping slaves along the underground railroad...

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The Flipped Field Trip

The Flipped Field Trip

The NCMA collaborates with North Carolina teachers to put a twist on the traditional field trip. One teacher shares her experience.
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Pansies Perk Up the Plaza

Pansies Perk Up the Plaza

Museum Park staff and volunteers have added some flower power to the Plaza—just in time for Art in Bloom.

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A Museum Called Home

A Museum Called Home

A Cuban American intern explains how the acquisition of Yoan Capote's sculpture Doctrine and a Book Club selection sealed the deal, setting her career path...

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Tessellations for Two

Tessellations for Two

A printmaker and mathematician marvel over the tessellations in Escher's woodcut Smaller and Smaller.

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Simurgh Watching

Simurgh Watching

How the image of a fanciful, winged creature found its way into M. C. Escher's art—and onto the walls of the NCMA.

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Engineering Infinity

Engineering Infinity

NCSU engineering students collaborate to create a work of art inspired by M. C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci.

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An Immigration Story

An Immigration Story

German-American artist Charles Blauvelt challenges the xenophobia of the 1850s in an encounter of the Old World with the New.

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