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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 2 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 3 | 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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  3. Book Club: Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

    Wednesday, October 3 | 6:30 pm

    Poor health, salacious liaisons, and constant struggles with anxiety and paranoia all find their place in Sue Prideaux’s book Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream, a study of...

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  4. What’s in the Box?: Seasons and Nature

    Thursday, October 4 | 10:30 am

    It’s fall! Come to the Museum to celebrate and explore the seasons.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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  5. What’s in the Box?: Seasons and Nature

    Thursday, October 4 | 11 am

    It’s fall! Come to the Museum to celebrate and explore the seasons.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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  6. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, October 4 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s artistic monuments in the...

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  7. What’s in the Box?: Seasons and Nature

    Thursday, October 4 | 11:30 am

    It’s fall! Come to the Museum to celebrate and explore the seasons.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 5 | 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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  10. Art in the Evening

    Friday, October 5 | 5:30 pm

    Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music from the David Dyer Trio. Our...

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  11. Gallery Tour: In the Still of the Night

    Friday, October 5 | 6 pm

    Whether quiet and still or dark and spooky, night is captured in many ways on the canvas.

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  12. Man of Mystery

    Friday, October 5 | 6:30 pm

    While many people know Edvard Munch for his iconic The Scream, few know about his haunting works in print. Join in the conversation with Deputy Director for Art John...

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  13. Gallery Tour: In the Still of the Night

    Friday, October 5 | 7 pm

    Whether quiet and still or dark and spooky, night is captured in many ways on the canvas.

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  14. NCMA Cinema: This Gun for Hire

    Friday, October 5 | 8 pm

    A baby-faced killer with a soft spot for fluffy kittens crosses paths with a petite prestidigitator, a peppermint-nibbling fat man, and a cantankerous cookie dunker....

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  15. Yoga in the Museum Park

    Saturday, October 6 | 10 am Canceled

    Michelle C. Johnson, licensed clinical social worker, yoga instructor, and ceramicist, leads outdoor classes, making connections between yoga and art. Register online or...

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  16. Lunch and Lecture: Edvard Munch, Master Printmaker

    Saturday, October 6 | 11 am

    The fame of Munch’s The Scream often overshadows his work as a printmaker. During this session, however, Deputy Director for Art John Coffey encourages an appreciation of...

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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 6 | 11:30 am

    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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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 6 | 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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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 7 | 11:30 am

    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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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 7 | 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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  24. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  25. Senior Sampler: Beyond Black and White

    Tuesday, October 9 | 10 am

    How does a photographer use light and dark to create depth and drama? Survey photographs on special exhibition and make a monochromatic painting from a personal photo you...

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  26. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 9 | 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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  27. Senior Sampler: Beyond Black and White

    Tuesday, October 9 | 1:30 pm Sold Out

    How does a photographer use light and dark to create depth and drama? Survey photographs on special exhibition and make a monochromatic painting from a personal photo you...

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 10 | 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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  29. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, October 11 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s artistic monuments in the...

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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 11 | 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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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 12 | 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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  32. Gallery Tour: And the Party Still Goes On…

    Friday, October 12 | 6 pm

    Visit the remnants of an evening of drink, dining, and music, and see what the “still life” left behind has to tell us.

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  33. Gallery Tour: And the Party Still Goes On…

    Friday, October 12 | 7 pm

    Visit the remnants of an evening of drink, dining, and music, and see what the “still life” left behind has to tell us.

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  34. Articulation: Poetry with Dasan Ahanu

    Friday, October 12 | 7 pm

    Articulation is an opportunity to share your own poetry or that of another poet, in the Slam fashion or in traditional poetry recitation. Participants can compete for...

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  35. NCMA Cinema: Sleep, My Love

    Friday, October 12 | 8 pm

    A Sutton Place socialite wakes up in a train compartment and doesn’t know where she is. Is she crazy, or is it something more sinister? A top-notch supporting cast...

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  36. Workshop: A Tour of the New ArtNC

    Saturday, October 13 | 10 am

    Discover the innovative features of the NCMA’s teacher Web site, ArtNC (www.artnc.org). Learn how to create your own art-based concept maps, browse the Museum collection...

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  37. Family Fun Saturday: Fall Colors

    Saturday, October 13 | 10 am

    The autumn leaves are at their peak. We’ll look at several artists who are inspired by the season and then take time in the studio to create work inspired by the fall...

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  38. Sketchbook Saturdays

    Saturday, October 13 | 10:30 am

    This program explores tools and techniques used in keeping an artist sketchbook. We’ll be inspired by work in the galleries and Museum Park, and then head back into the...

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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 13 | 11:30 am

    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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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 13 | 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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  42. Meet the Author: Francesca Rappa

    Saturday, October 13 | 2 pm

    The Adventurous Melody West series takes inspiration from works of art in the NCMA. Francesca Rappa shares the process of writing her book Melody West and the Trumpeter...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  44. Art Purchase Party

    Saturday, October 13 | 7 pm

    One of the most popular works in the permanent collection is Devorah Sperber’s After the Mona Lisa 2, which won the most votes at the last Contemporaries Art Purchase...

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 14 | 11:30 am

    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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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 14 | 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 16 | 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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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 17 | 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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  51. Lecture: An Anthology of Flowers

    Thursday, October 18 | 10 am

    Pinehurst, N.C. Drawing from the word’s Greek origins—anthologia, literally “flower gathering”—this lecture focuses on the splendid floral still-life paintings in...

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  52. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, October 18 | 10:30 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  53. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, October 18 | 11 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  54. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, October 18 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s artistic monuments in the...

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  55. What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

    Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  56. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 18 | 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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  57. Gala: A Visual Feast

    Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 pm

    Join us for a special seated dinner honoring Becky Hobgood, Beth Paschal, Ann Turner, and Zoë Webster for their outstanding contributions to the North Carolina Museum of...

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  58. Lunch and Lecture: Edvard Munch, Master Printmaker

    Friday, October 19 | 11 am

    (repeat of October 6 session) The fame of Munch’s The Scream often overshadows his work as a printmaker. During this session, however, Deputy Director for Art John Coffey...

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  59. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 19 | 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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  60. Workshop: Team Planning Retreat, Part I

    Friday, October 19 | 4:30 pm CANCELED

    Grab a colleague for this two–part (Friday, October 19, 4:30–8 pm and Saturday, October 20, 9 am–5 pm) immersion in art-integrated lesson planning and alternative forms...

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  61. Gallery Tour: Be Still, My Heart

    Friday, October 19 | 6 pm

    Join this tour to explore the subjects that inspired images of love and passion, with stories to stop your heart.

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  62. Gallery Tour: Be Still, My Heart

    Friday, October 19 | 7 pm

    Join this tour to explore the subjects that inspired images of love and passion, with stories to stop your heart.

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  63. NCMA Cinema: Chinatown

    Friday, October 19 | 8 pm

    A private detective blunders into corruption-riddled L.A. as a sinister businessman plots to manipulate the city’s water supply. The ’30s are seen through the camera eye...

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  64. Workshop: Team Planning Retreat, Part I

    Saturday, October 20 | 9 am CANCELED

    Grab a colleague for this two–part (Friday, October 19, 4:30–8 pm and Saturday, October 20, 9 am–5 pm) immersion in art-integrated lesson planning and alternative forms...

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  65. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 20 | 11:30 am

    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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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  67. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 20 | 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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  68. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  69. Still-Life Masterpieces Members Opening

    Saturday, October 20 | 7 pm

    Indulge in an evening of food, frolic, and formation as the NCMA celebrates all forms of still-life art. Witness the onsite creation of a life-size, modern “still life”...

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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 21 | 11:30 am

    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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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  72. Fall Family Festival: Octoberfeast

    Sunday, October 21 | 1 pm

    Join us from 1–4 pm for an afternoon of feasting that brings art, food, and community together. Take a family-friendly food tour of our permanent collection. Visit a...

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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 21 | 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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  74. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  75. Senior Sampler: Prints and Portraits

    Tuesday, October 23 | 10 am

    How can line and shape be used to depict the figure in a woodcut print? Explore works by Edvard Munch and sample relief printmaking techniques.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 23 | 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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  77. Senior Sampler: Prints and Portraits

    Tuesday, October 23 | 1:30 pm

    How can line and shape be used to depict the figure in a woodcut print? Explore works by Edvard Munch and sample relief printmaking techniques.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  78. Webinars for Teachers: Art in the Science Classroom

    Tuesday, October 23 | 5:30 pm NEW

    Now teachers can participate in NCMA professional development programs from home. These short seminars demonstrate ways of using art across classrooms. Works of art and...

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  79. Feast and Flourish Luncheon

    Wednesday, October 24 | 11:30 am Sold Out

    Hands-on floral design comes to lunch! Join the Watered Garden Florist team led by Steve Taras for a beautiful day of designing inspired by Still-Life Masterpieces. Start...

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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 24 | 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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  81. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, October 25 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s artistic monuments in the...

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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 25 | 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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  83. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 26 | 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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  84. Gallery Tour: Still Life Comes to Life

    Friday, October 26 | 6 pm

    Does a still life have to be still? What makes a still life a still life? This tour will try to answer this question.

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  85. Gallery Tour: Still Life Comes to Life

    Friday, October 26 | 7 pm

    Does a still life have to be still? What makes a still life a still life? This tour will try to answer this question.

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  86. NCMA Cinema: L.A. Confidential

    Friday, October 26 | 8 pm

    The conspiratorial whisper of a reporter for Hush Hush magazine leads three cops into the demon-haunted alleys of the City of Angels. Crackerjack acting dominates this...

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  87. Family Fun Saturday: Character Creations

    Saturday, October 27 | 10 am

    Funny faces, sad faces, goofy, mad. There are all kinds of characters in the galleries. We’ll visit a few and then head back into the studio to create our own characters.... READ MORE

  88. Sketchbook Saturdays

    Saturday, October 27 | 10:30 am

    This program explores tools and techniques used in keeping an artist sketchbook. We’ll be inspired by work in the galleries and Museum Park, and then head back into the...

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  89. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 27 | 11:30 am

    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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  90. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  91. Family Fun Saturday: Character Creations

    Saturday, October 27 | 1 pm

    Funny faces, sad faces, goofy, mad. There are all kinds of characters in the galleries. We’ll visit a few and then head back into the studio to create our own characters.... READ MORE

  92. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 27 | 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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  93. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  94. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 28 | 11:30 am

    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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  95. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  96. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  97. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  98. Chamber Music: Aurora Musicalis

    Sunday, October 28 | 3 pm

    Brian Reagin, violin; Elizabeth Beilman, cello; Jimmy Gilmore, clarinet; John Noel, piano
    Music from Edvard Munch's Time

    Aurora Musicalis (Musical Lights) is a...

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  99. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 30 | 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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  100. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 31 | 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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