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  1. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 1 | 10:30 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? Come find out.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5,...

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  2. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 1 | 11 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? Come find out.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5,...

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  3. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, November 1 | 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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  4. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, November 1 | 11:30 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? Come find out.

    Preschoolers, ages 3–5,...

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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, November 1 | 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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  6. Still “After” Life: Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    Canceled - Thursday, November 1 | 7 pm

    Celebrate LIFE this day after Halloween with the rich traditions of Mexico. Sugar skulls and savories, marigolds and masks, drinks and dancing fill the Museum with...

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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, November 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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  8. Art in the Evening

    Friday, November 2 | 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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  9. Gallery Tour: Still Standing

    Friday, November 2 | 6 pm

    Take a trip back in time to the ancient figures of gods and goddesses, and see how their monumental stature was captured in art.

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  10. Gallery Tour: Still Standing

    Friday, November 2 | 7 pm

    Take a trip back in time to the ancient figures of gods and goddesses, and see how their monumental stature was captured in art.

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  11. NCMA Cinema: The Big Sleep

    Sold Out - Friday, November 2 | 8 pm

    Raymond Chandler’s detective Philip Marlowe is one of noir’s defining heroes: “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor...

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  12. Lunch and Lecture: Stones and the Idea of the Garden in Japan

    Saturday, November 3 | 11 am

    This lecture by Norris Brock Johnson, professor emeritus in anthropology at UNC–Chapel Hill, highlights nature as a means of reflecting on impermanence and fragility,...

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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 3 | 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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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 3 | 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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  15. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 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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  16. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 3 | 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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  17. Lecture and Dinner: Dining in 19th-Century America

    CANCELED - Saturday, November 3 | 6 pm

    This program begins with a lecture by food historian, author, and culinary expert Francine Segan, who entertains visitors with historical facts and delightful stories...

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  18. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 4 | 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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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 4 | 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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  20. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 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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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 4 | 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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  22. Lecture and Tasting: Divine Chocolates: Indulgence at Its Best

    Sunday, November 4 | 2:30 pm

    Francine Segan is our guide through the history of chocolate, from its New World origins and journey to Europe to its transformation over the years from a grainy, bitter...

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, November 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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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, November 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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  25. Fall Educator Expo: Perception

    Wednesday, November 7 | 4:30 pm

    Treat yourself to an evening of feasting and deep thinking as we explore the concept of perception in art and across subjects. Special guest Devorah Sperber (see her work...

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  26. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, November 8 | 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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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, November 8 | 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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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, November 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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  29. Gallery Tour: Time Stands Still

    Friday, November 9 | 6 pm

    Take a look at how still life paintings can capture a specific moment in time and how in that moment we can be reminded that time is ever fleeting.

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  30. Drawing outside the Bowl

    CANCELED - Friday, November 9 | 6:30 pm

    Join fellow artists for an evening of drawing from still life. Visit a work in Still-Life Masterpieces, and then draw from an atypical, themed still-life setup. This...

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  31. NCMA Pub-Style Trivia

    Friday, November 9 | 7 pm

    Team up with your friends and test your knowledge at NCMA pub-style trivia night. Enjoy art-related trivia drawing from current events, art history, and pop culture. Look...

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  32. Gallery Tour: Time Stands Still

    Friday, November 9 | 7 pm

    Take a look at how still life paintings can capture a specific moment in time and how in that moment we can be reminded that time is ever fleeting.

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  33. NCMA Cinema: Double Indemnity

    SOLD OUT - Friday, November 9 | 8 pm

    Insurance salesman Walter Neff doesn’t stand a chance after he catches the glint of Phyllis Dietrichson’s ankle bracelet in
    the chiaroscuro of her L.A. hacienda. She...

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  34. Workshop: Teaching Character Education through Art and Story

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, November 10 | 9:30 am

    Elementary and middle school counselors discover ways of using art and story to support guidance instruction. Educators model ways of using the Museum collection and What...

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  35. Family Fun Saturday: Drawing from Observation

    Saturday, November 10 | 10 am

    We learn to draw by observing the world. We’ll spend some time in the galleries practicing drawing from what we see and then head back into the studio to create art based...

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  36. Sketchbook Saturdays

    CANCELED - Saturday, November 10 | 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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  37. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 10 | 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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  38. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 10 | 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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  39. Family Fun Saturday: Drawing from Observation

    Saturday, November 10 | 1 pm

    We learn to draw by observing the world. We’ll spend some time in the galleries practicing drawing from what we see and then head back into the studio to create art based...

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  40. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 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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  41. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 10 | 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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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 11 | 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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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 11 | 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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  44. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 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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  45. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 11 | 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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  46. Senior Sampler: Still-Life Studies

    Tuesday, November 13 | 10 am

    How can details in a work of art enhance the composition? Investigate small still-life arrangements found within larger works of art. Sample pastel drawing from a still...

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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, November 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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  48. Senior Sampler: Still-Life Studies

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, November 13 | 1:30 pm

    How can details in a work of art enhance the composition? Investigate small still-life arrangements found within larger works of art. Sample pastel drawing from a still...

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  49. Art+Cuisine: A Visual Feast

    Wait List - Tuesday, November 13 | 6:30 pm

    Still life: a painting or drawing of inanimate objects, such as fruit or flowers. Though the definition seems simple, the art tells a different story. Join Deputy...

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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, November 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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  51. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, November 15 | 10:30 am

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

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

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  52. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, November 15 | 11 am

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

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

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  53. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, November 15 | 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...

    READ MORE

  54. What’s in the Box?: Animals in Art

    Thursday, November 15 | 11:30 am

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

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

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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, November 15 | 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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  56. Lunch and Lecture: Textiles in the Gallery of Jewish Ceremonial Art

    CANCELED - Friday, November 16 | 11 am

    Learn how the color palettes, fabric, and trim choices for the Museum’s three silver Torah ensembles reflect the artistic and social environment from which they...

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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, November 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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  58. Art in the Evening

    Friday, November 16 | 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. Our lobby-turned-lounge in West Building...

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  59. Gallery Tour: A Stillness Within

    Friday, November 16 | 6 pm

    Need a little peace and quiet? Explore works of art that celebrate the quiet that often eludes us.

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  60. Gallery Tour: A Stillness Within

    Friday, November 16 | 7 pm

    Need a little peace and quiet? Explore works of art that celebrate the quiet that often eludes us.

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  61. Family Fun Saturday: Design a Space

    Saturday, November 17 | 10 am

    What differences do you see in our East and West buildings? This workshop focuses on artists who create interesting spaces and gives you a chance to build a model for a...

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  62. Sketchbook Saturdays

    CANCELED - Saturday, November 17 | 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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  63. Video Screening and Discussion: The Postimpressionists: Munch

    Saturday, November 17 | 11 am

    Seeing Edvard Munch’s work in context with that of his contemporaries reveals his far-reaching international influence. Deputy Director for Art John Coffey introduces...

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  64. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 17 | 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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  65. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 17 | 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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  66. Family Fun Saturday: Design a Space

    Saturday, November 17 | 1 pm

    What differences do you see in our East and West buildings? This workshop focuses on artists who create interesting spaces and gives you a chance to build a model for a...

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  67. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 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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  68. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 17 | 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. Lecture: The Art of the Table

    Saturday, November 17 | 2:30 pm

    The Museum welcomes Thomas Michie to talk about the decorative objects in the exhibition Still-Life Masterpieces. Michie, the senior curator of decorative arts and...

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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 18 | 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, November 18 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 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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  73. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 18 | 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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  74. Chamber Music: Munch, Music, and the Modern World

    Sunday, November 18 | 3 pm

    Three veterans of the North Carolina Symphony, plus accomplished pianist June Burbage, offer another musical take on the intellectual currents that influenced Norwegian...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, November 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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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, November 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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  77. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, November 22 | 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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  78. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, November 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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  79. Art in the Evening

    Friday, November 23 | 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 Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band Trio....

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  80. Gallery Tour: Still I Rise

    Friday, November 23 | 6 pm

    Classical statues, modern-day heroes, images of strength, figures of power, and depictions of courage fill this tour.

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  81. Gallery Tour: Still I Rise

    Friday, November 23 | 7 pm

    Classical statues, modern-day heroes, images of strength, figures of power, and depictions of courage fill this tour.

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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 24 | 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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  83. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 24 | 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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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, November 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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  85. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, November 24 | 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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  86. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 25 | 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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  87. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 25 | 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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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, November 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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  89. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, November 25 | 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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  90. Senior Sampler: Back to Nature

    Tuesday, November 27 | 10 am

    How have artists used patterns found in nature? A look at art through the ages reveals designs inspired by the environment. Make your own patterned prints using natural...

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  91. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, November 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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  92. Senior Sampler: Back to Nature

    Tuesday, November 27 | 1:30 pm

    How have artists used patterns found in nature? A look at art through the ages reveals designs inspired by the environment. Make your own patterned prints using natural...

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  93. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, November 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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  94. Art History Survey Course: From Pyramids to Pixels

    Thursday, November 29 | 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...

    READ MORE

  95. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, November 29 | 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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  96. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, November 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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  97. Gallery Tour: Not-So-Still Life

    Friday, November 30 | 6 pm

    Explore works of art that were never meant to stand still, from ceremonial masquerade pieces to works that appear to move before your eyes.

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  98. Gallery Tour: Not-So-Still Life

    Friday, November 30 | 7 pm

    Explore works of art that were never meant to stand still, from ceremonial masquerade pieces to works that appear to move before your eyes.

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