Looking inside Bacchus with Gamma Rays

Examination with gamma rays shows how the NCMA's Bacchus sculpture was put together and offers clues for how it might be taken apart.

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Protecting and Preparing African Art

Conservation assistant Stacey Kirby has followed the African art collection during its reinstallation, making sure each object is safe and stable while on view.

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Creating Conversation

Hank Willis Thomas's sculptures in the Museum Park invite visitors to interact with art and, perhaps along the way, find their voice.

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El Anatsui on the Move

Scenes from a reinstallation: How conservators found themselves not just hanging art, but making it.

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Onset of the Aerial View

Jacopo de’ Barbari's astonishingly detailed View of Venice is one of the most impressive achievements of Renaissance printmaking.

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Landscape Photography in the State Parks

Nature photographer Charlie Peek, public information officer for the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, encourages visitors inspired by the Ansel Adams exhibition to take to the trails.

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Are You Curious about Venice?

NCMA curator Jennifer Dasal loves depictions of Venice as enigmatic, shadowy, even dangerous. She offers an eerie take on the city in her ArtCurious podcast.

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Museum Park Gains Two New Works of Art

Courtesy of the Art in the Environment Fund, a playful pig and two ethereal heads invite you to revisit the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park.

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Loans Enrich African Art Gallery

Loans from North Carolina collections are a highlight of the expanded African art gallery, set to open in June.

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A Toast to Venice!

As we celebrate the opening of our spring exhibition, we lift a glass to the magical city. The bellini cocktail was inspired by a painter's rosy palette.

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A Carolina Homecoming

What's right (and wrong) with this picture? Curator of American Art John Coffey explains.

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Ansel Adams Plays Favorites

The 48 black-and-white photographs on view at the NCMA in Masterworks are what Ansel Adams thought were his finest achievements.

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A New Gerard Seghers for the NCMA

In its dramatic contrast of light and dark, The Lute Player shows the strong influence of Caravaggio on the Flemish painter.

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Ansel Adams: Fast Facts

Here's your grab-and-go info for the NCMA's Masterworks exhibition, featuring 48 iconic and lesser-known works by the renowned photographer.

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