Calendar

  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, March 28 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  2. Online Course: The Photography of Ansel Adams through a Contemporary Lens

    Saturday, January 21 | 8 am

    Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers, such as Elizabeth Matheson and Burk Uzzle. This...

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  3. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Thursday, March 30 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  4. Floral Jewelry Workshop with Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 30 | 11 am

    Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    Wear your art on your sleeve, on your lapel, or around your neck. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry from fresh flowers and...

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  5. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Greenwich Bay Soaps

    Thursday, March 30 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-based artisan French-milled vegetable soaps enriched with shea butter, essential oils, and natural extracts in captivating botanical scents, artfully paper-wrapped...

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  6. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  7. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  8. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  9. Woodland Design with Françoise Weeks

    Thursday, March 30 | 2 pm

    Françoise Weeks brings the woods of the Pacific Northwest to the NCMA stage using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs, and flowers to create lush...

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  10. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  11. Opening Dessert Reception and Meet the Designers

    Thursday, March 30 | 7 pm

    Meet the Art in Bloom designers while indulging in sweet treats and cocktails at this first-look fund-raiser.

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  12. Book Signing

    Thursday, March 30 | 7:30 pm

    Meet Southern floral artist Sybil Sylvester, author of Fresh. Full of whimsy, joy, and elegance, Fresh is a paean to floral beauty, the perfect book for flower lovers and...

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  13. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Friday, March 31 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  14. Flowers of the Umstead and Beyond with Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist

    Friday, March 31 | 10:30 am

    Florist Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist demonstrates how he creates the designs that grace the lobbies and ballrooms of the Triangle’s most luxurious establishments.... READ MORE

  15. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Videri Chocolate

    Friday, March 31 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-made handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate. Chocolate lovers can taste the products and meet artisan Starr Sink.

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  16. Botanical Couture Headpieces Master Class and Luncheon with Françoise Weeks

    Friday, March 31 | Noon

    After joining Françoise Weeks for a floral-inspired buffet lunch, create your own glamorous headpiece. Weeks’s stunning couture designs would be at home on any runway....

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  17. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  18. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  19. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  20. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  21. Horti-Couture: Fresh Flower Fashions on Stage

    Friday, March 31 | 3 pm

    Enjoy a program of floral fashion clothing and accessories created by AIFD designers and the North Carolina Florists Association and friends, inspired by the tropics of...

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  22. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Perception of Place”

    Friday, March 31 | 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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  23. Art in Bloom Friday Tour with the NCMA Contemporaries

    sold out - Friday, March 31 | 6:30 pm

    Young professionals are invited to mingle at the wine bar before enjoying a guided tour of Art in Bloom.

     

    Separate tickets required for admission to Art in Bloom.

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  24. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Perception of Place”

    Friday, March 31 | 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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  25. Plant Sale during Art in Bloom

    Saturday, April 1 | 8 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their annual plant sale during Art in Bloom weekend. Entry is...

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  26. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Saturday, April 1 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  27. The Art of Perfuming Workshop

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, April 1 | 10:30 am

    Carolyn Hassett, Escentuelle Signature Fragrances

     

    Create a one-of-a-kind perfume using the highest quality ingredients from Grasse, France.

     

    Separate tickets...

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  28. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, April 1 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 75-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the East Building...

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  29. Pedestal Demo

    Saturday, April 1 | 11 am

    Observe a designer create a pedestal arrangement.

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  30. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: The Qi Garden

    Saturday, April 1 | 11:30 am

    Hillsborough artisan Lucia Shaw’s handmade intricate shea butter soap sculptures, scented with essential oils. Each one is a work of art.

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  31. Pop-Up Art: Gouache Flower Paintings

    Saturday, April 1 | Noon

    Look closely at petals, stems, and vases to create your own vibrant still-life painting using gouache paints.

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  32. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Saturday, April 1 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  33. Art in Bloom Family Tour

    Saturday, April 1 | 1 pm

    45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Free with Art in Bloom admission.

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  34. Bonsai for Beginners Workshop I by the Triangle Bonsai Society

    SOLD OUT; same workshop offered April 2 - Saturday, April 1 | 1 pm

    Create your own bonsai with the guidance of bonsai expert Harold Johnson and members of the Triangle Bonsai Society.

     

    Separate tickets required for admission to Art in...

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  35. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Saturday, April 1 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  36. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Saturday, April 1 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  37. Art in Bloom Family Tour

    Saturday, April 1 | 2 pm

    45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Free with Art in Bloom admission.

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  38. Botanical Couture with Françoise Weeks

    Saturday, April 1 | 2 pm

    Françoise Weeks combines the luxury of fresh flowers with the glamour of haute couture design, creating purses shoes, scarves and more in striking floral fashions.

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  39. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Saturday, April 1 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  40. The Art of Perfuming Workshop

    sold out - Saturday, April 1 | 2:30 pm

    Carolyn Hassett, Escentuelle Signature Fragrances

     

    Create a one-of-a-kind perfume using the highest quality ingredients from Grasse, France.

     

    Separate tickets...

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  41. Art in Bloom Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, April 1

    Pick up a scavenger hunt card at the Information Desk in West Building, and follow the clues to find fragrant flowers and artful treasures in the galleries. 

     

    Separate...

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  42. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Sunday, April 2 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  43. Plant Sale during Art in Bloom

    Sunday, April 2 | 10 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their annual plant sale during Art in Bloom weekend. Entry is...

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  44. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Escentuelle

    Sunday, April 2 | 11:30 am

    Scent artist Carolyn Hassett demonstrates the French science of fragrance design. Sample unique essences and discover what your personal scent might be.

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  45. Pop-Up Art: Gouache Flower Paintings

    Sunday, April 2 | Noon

    Look closely at petals, stems, and vases to create your own vibrant still-life painting using gouache paints.

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  46. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Sunday, April 2 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  47. Art in Bloom Family Tour

    Sunday, April 2 | 1 pm

    45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Free with Art in Bloom admission.

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  48. Bonsai for Beginners Workshop II by the Triangle Bonsai Society

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, April 2 | 1 pm

    Create your own bonsai with the guidance of bonsai expert Harold Johnson and members of the Triangle Bonsai Society. Please note: This class is a repeat of workshop I.

     

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  49. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Sunday, April 2 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  50. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Sunday, April 2 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  51. Art in Bloom Family Tour

    Sunday, April 2 | 2 pm

    45-minute interactive tour for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Free with Art in Bloom admission.

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  52. War of the Roses

    Sunday, April 2 | 2 pm

    Inspired by History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection, two floral designers battle to see whose interpretation of a work of art is deemed best....

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  53. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Sunday, April 2 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  54. Art in Bloom Scavenger Hunt

    Sunday, April 2

    Pick up a scavenger hunt card at the Information Desk in West Building, and follow the clues to find fragrant flowers and artful treasures in the galleries. 

     

    Separate...

    READ MORE

  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, April 4 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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