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  1. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion in Motion

    Friday, March 1 | 6 pm

    Explore the treasures in the African collection that honor spirits, ancestors, and higher powers through ceremony, action, and movement.

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  2. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion in Motion

    Friday, March 1 | 7 pm

    Explore the treasures in the African collection that honor spirits, ancestors, and higher powers through ceremony, action, and movement.

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  3. NCMA Cinema: The Bank Dick

    Friday, March 1 | 8 pm

    A beleaguered husband evades his family by whiling away the hours at the Black Pussy Cat Café. Inadvertently foiling a robbery, he’s rewarded by a security guard job....

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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 2 | 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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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 2 | 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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  6. Object of Devotion Opening Talk and Tea

    Saturday, March 2 | 3:30 pm

    Join curator David Steel as he explores the meaning and artistry of medieval English alabaster sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Following the...

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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  8. Lecture: Vuillard: A Prophet and His Patrons

    Sunday, March 3 | 2 pm

    Edouard Vuillard (1868–1940) is associated with exquisite paintings that offer a distinct blend of tradition and modernity. From his youthful work in turn-of-the-century...

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  9. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  10. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 7 | 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 2–5,...

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  11. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 7 | 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 2–5,...

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  12. What’s in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 7 | 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 2–5,...

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  13. Lecture: Sinful or Saved? What Medieval People Did to Get to Heaven

    Thursday, March 7 | 7 pm

    Like modern evangelists, preachers of the Middle Ages constantly exhorted the members of their flocks to seek their eternal salvation. From prayer to abstinence to doing...

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  14. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Devoted Sports Fan

    Friday, March 8 | 6 pm

    Modern man (and woman!) didn’t invent that passionate devotion to the game. Celebrate March Madness and explore works in the Museum’s ancient American collection that...

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  15. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Devoted Sports Fan

    Friday, March 8 | 7 pm

    Modern man (and woman!) didn’t invent that passionate devotion to the game. Celebrate March Madness and explore works in the Museum’s ancient American collection that...

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  16. NCMA Cinema: The Cat and the Canary

    Friday, March 8 | 8 pm

    The grandpappy of haunted house movies invites pert La Plante to the old manse for the midnight reading of a will…can she survive the night? Based on a stage play that...

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  17. Family Fun Saturday: Mapmakers

    Saturday, March 9 | 10 am

    Do you like maps? Did you ever think about how maps might relate to art? Explore the idea of mapmaking in the galleries and in the studio.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 9 | 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. Family Fun Saturday: Mapmakers

    Saturday, March 9 | 1 pm

    Do you like maps? Did you ever think about how maps might relate to art? Explore the idea of mapmaking in the galleries and in the studio.

    Gallery tour plus studio...

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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 9 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  23. Senior Sampler: Exploring Perspective

    Tuesday, March 12 | 10 am

    How is perspective used in art to achieve the illusion of depth and space on a flat surface? Use various drawing techniques to create dimensional studies of landscapes...

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  24. Senior Sampler: Exploring Perspective

    Tuesday, March 12 | 1:30 pm

    How is perspective used in art to achieve the illusion of depth and space on a flat surface? Use various drawing techniques to create dimensional studies of landscapes...

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  25. Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

    Thursday, March 14 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  26. Friday Night Sound Bites: Nature’s Cathedral

    Friday, March 15 | 6 pm

    Celebrating the beauty of nature as their religion, the romantic painters feature dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes: waterfalls, mountain ranges, and sunsets over the...

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  27. Friday Night Sound Bites: Nature’s Cathedral

    Friday, March 15 | 7 pm

    Celebrating the beauty of nature as their religion, the romantic painters feature dramatic and awe-inspiring landscapes: waterfalls, mountain ranges, and sunsets over the...

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  28. Permanent Collection 101: Docent-Led Tours

    Friday, March 15 | 7 pm

    Join Contemporaries members and their guests for a series of docent-led tours of the permanent collection. Meet us at the wine bar in West Building for a drink before...

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  29. NCMA Cinema: Frankenstein

    Friday, March 15 | 8 pm

    It’s alive! Whale created the template for all mad scientists and their creations with this still-electrifying tale, originally written by a teenage feminist in 1818....

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  30. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 16 | 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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  31. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 16 | 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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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  33. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  34. Symphony Winds: French Music in the Time of Rodin

    Sunday, March 17 | 3 pm

    The work of the celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin has become a highlight of the NCMA experience and informs this special program of French music by Symphony Winds,...

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

    Thursday, March 21 | 10:30 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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

    Thursday, March 21 | 11 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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  37. Art History Survey Course: Asian Sampler

    Thursday, March 21 | 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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  38. What’s in the Box?: Seasons and Nature

    Thursday, March 21 | 11:30 am

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

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the box each time and...

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  39. Educator Expo: Collaboration across Subjects

    Thursday, March 21 | 4:30 pm

    Jacksonville, N.C. Teachers in Onslow and neighboring counties, join colleagues and NCMA educators for an evening of inspiration focused on the concept of collaboration....

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  40. Lunch and Lecture: Masterpieces in Stone: Objects of Devotion from Medieval England

    Friday, March 22 | 11 am

    Religious subjects sculpted in luminous alabaster were the most popular art form in medieval England. Curator of European Art David Steel discusses the culture and...

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  41. FAAAA: Art + Wine + Painting = FUN!

    Sold Out - Friday, March 22 | 5:30 pm

    Join the Friends of African and African American Art for a fun evening of wine and design where you’ll bring your drawing & painting skills to the forefront. Particpants...

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  42. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion through Ceremony and Beauty

    Friday, March 22 | 6 pm

    Function and beauty intersect in Judaic ceremonial works of art. Marvel at the objects of devotion in Judaism and explore the Museum’s treasures in the Judaic Galleries. ... READ MORE

  43. Friday Night Sound Bites: Devotion through Ceremony and Beauty

    Friday, March 22 | 7 pm

    Function and beauty intersect in Judaic ceremonial works of art. Marvel at the objects of devotion in Judaism and explore the Museum’s treasures in the Judaic Galleries. ... READ MORE

  44. NCMA Cinema: The Invisible Man

    Friday, March 22 | 8 pm

    The special effects in H. G. Wells’s sci-fi classic still thrill, and Rains’s debut, using his voice alone, made him famous. Ingénue Gloria Stuart waited until Titanic...

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  45. Seminar: Egypt through the Sands of Time

    Saturday, March 23 | 9:30 am

    The fascination with ancient Egypt is almost as old as the Sphinx itself. Join Egyptologist Caroline M. Rocheleau and discover through a series of beautifully illustrated...

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  46. Sculpture Workshop: The Art of Alabaster Stone Carving

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 23 | 9:30 am

    Smithfield, N.C. A daylong workshop (9:30 am–5:30 pm) with artist Paris Alexander offers the opportunity to learn to carve alabaster, a soft, translucent stone. Students...

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  47. Family Fun Saturday: Movers and Shakers

    Saturday, March 23 | 10 am

    Explore the concept of movement in works of art, make a visit to our Nick Cave sculpture, and head back to the studio to create your own artwork about movement.
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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 23 | 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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  49. Family Fun Saturday: Movers and Shakers

    Saturday, March 23 | 1 pm

    Explore the concept of movement in works of art, make a visit to our Nick Cave sculpture, and head back to the studio to create your own artwork about movement.
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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 23 | 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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  51. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  52. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  53. Lecture: Isis, the Egyptian Goddess Who Conquered Rome

    Sunday, March 24 | 2:30 pm

    The goddess Isis is one of the few Egyptian deities whose cult expanded well beyond Egypt. During the Greco-Roman period, several other goddesses such as Aphrodite and...

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  54. Senior Sampler: Pop Art Paintings

    Tuesday, March 26 | 10 am

    What are some of the favorite subjects that appear in works by pop artists like Andy Warhol? After viewing Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Elvis I and II, select a contemporary...

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  55. Senior Sampler: Pop Art Paintings

    Tuesday, March 26 | 1:30 pm

    What are some of the favorite subjects that appear in works by pop artists like Andy Warhol? After viewing Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Elvis I and II, select a contemporary...

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  56. Dining after Dark: The Flemish Art Room

    Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30 pm

    Join NCMA curator Dennis Weller as he describes in an illustrated lecture and tour the genesis of the Museum’s unique Kunstkamer (art room) located in the J. Sidney and...

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  57. Art History Survey Course: The Invention of Modern Art

    Thursday, March 28 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s long-running art history lecture series "From Pyramids to Pixels" returns with a new thematic approach. Slide talks by Joseph Covington explore the world’s...

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  58. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 30 | 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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  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 30 | 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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  60. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 31 | 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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  61. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 31 | 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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