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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 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, July 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 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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  4. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 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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  5. Friday Night Sound Bites: The French Vogue for All Things Japanese

    Friday, July 5 | 6 pm

    Enthralled by the beauty of Japanese art and design, 19th-century artists in France indulged in japonaiserie in both style (flattened planes and patterns) and subject...

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  6. Friday Night Sound Bites: The French Vogue for All Things Japanese

    Friday, July 5 | 7 pm

    Enthralled by the beauty of Japanese art and design, 19th-century artists in France indulged in japonaiserie in both style (flattened planes and patterns) and subject...

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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  8. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  11. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  12. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  15. Senior Sampler: One of a Kind

    Tuesday, July 9 | 10 am

    Explore color, line, shape, texture, and movement while using a spontaneous painterly method of making a monoprint, a one-of-a-kind print. Experiment with materials to...

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  16. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 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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  17. Senior Sampler: One of a Kind

    Tuesday, July 9 | 1:30 pm

    Explore color, line, shape, texture, and movement while using a spontaneous painterly method of making a monoprint, a one-of-a-kind print. Experiment with materials to...

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  18. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, July 10 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  19. Summer Family Films: Inspired by Nature

    Wednesday, July 10 | 1 pm

    Award-winning shorts featuring the insects, plants, animals, and other treasures found in nature.

    Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (2008)
    Author and illustrator, Bob Barner;...

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  20. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 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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  22. Armchair Travel Series: Three French Provinces - Provence

    Friday, July 12 | 11 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful photographs, many taken by Museum lecturer Joseph Covington, transport you to historic and scenic France. Learn about the individual histories,...

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 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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  24. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Language of Light

    Friday, July 12 | 6 pm

    Explore impressionist paintings that celebrate this timeless focus: from the natural effects of sunlight and shadow to footlights on the stage.

    Join a Museum docent to...

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  25. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Language of Light

    Friday, July 12 | 7 pm

    Explore impressionist paintings that celebrate this timeless focus: from the natural effects of sunlight and shadow to footlights on the stage.

    Join a Museum docent to...

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  26. Dale Watson and The Lonestars followed by screening of Bernie

    Sold Out, Moved Indoors - Friday, July 12 | 7 pm

    Pull up your boots, grab a longneck beer, and enjoy an evening of entertainment, Texas style. Honkytonk hero and country music maverick Dale Watson, a member of the...

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  27. Family Fun Saturday: Portraits in Your Pocket

    Saturday, July 13 | 10 am

    Do you have a portrait in your pocket?  If you have a coin or bill in there, you do! Design your own “currency” and examine the portrait on the $5 bill.

    Gallery tour...

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  29. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  30. Family Fun Saturday: Portraits in Your Pocket

    Saturday, July 13 | 1 pm

    Do you have a portrait in your pocket?  If you have a coin or bill in there, you do! Design your own “currency” and examine the portrait on the $5 bill.

    Gallery tour...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  33. The Duhks with Deep Chatham

    Saturday, July 13 | 8 pm

    It’s not surprising that North Carolina audiences have taken to the Canadian stringband The Duhks, well, like ducks to water. Inspired by the passion and drive of...

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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  36. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  37. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  38. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 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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  39. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, July 17 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  40. Summer Family Films: Action Adventures

    Wednesday, July 17 | 1 pm

    Join us for a selection of films about movement, mishap, and adventure!

    Luka (2009)
    Directed by Adrienne Michel-Long; Award-winning film from the Chicago...

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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 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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  43. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 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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  44. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Impressionist Portrait

    Friday, July 19 | 6 pm

    Whether featuring family members, friends, patrons, or simply a lingering glimpse of passers-by, impressionist painters capture faces and expression in the fleeting light...

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  45. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Impressionist Portrait

    Friday, July 19 | 7 pm

    Whether featuring family members, friends, patrons, or simply a lingering glimpse of passers-by, impressionist painters capture faces and expression in the fleeting light...

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  46. Lunch and Lecture: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 20 | 11 am

    Just Added: Due to a great response, a second date has been added.

    Curator David Steel discusses works from the Chrysler Museum in Virginia that are on loan to the...

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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  52. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  53. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  54. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  55. Daylong Senior Sampler: Portraits from the Past

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, July 23 | 10 am

    View various styles of portraits through the centuries, including European masterworks on loan from the Chrysler Museum. Look at how artists use costume, pose, and...

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  56. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 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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  57. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, July 24 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  58. Summer Family Films: The World according to Me

    Wednesday, July 24 | 1 pm

    What makes you unique? Discover the dreams, talents, and personalities that make the characters from these award-winning films special.

    Confection (2003)
    Directed by...

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  59. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  60. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 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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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 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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  62. Friday Night Sound Bites: Mother and Child

    Friday, July 26 | 6 pm

    Explore another timeless subject in art, mother and child, from Renaissance depictions of Mary and the Christ child to a family portrait by American impressionist Mary...

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  63. Friday Night Sound Bites: Mother and Child

    Friday, July 26 | 7 pm

    Explore another timeless subject in art, mother and child, from Renaissance depictions of Mary and the Christ child to a family portrait by American impressionist Mary...

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  64. Lecture: Rodin’s Paris

    SOLD OUT - Friday, July 26 | 7 pm

    Museum lecturer Joseph Covington talks about the extraordinary French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Learn how Rodin and Monet shaped the international art world and French...

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  65. Family Fun Saturday: Shades and Shadows: Art of the Silhouette

    Saturday, July 27 | 10 am

    Try your hand at making a silhouette, a popular form of American art in the 19th century. You’ll enjoy a trip to the galleries to discover how a contemporary artist used...

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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  67. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  68. Family Fun Saturday: Shades and Shadows: Art of the Silhouette

    Saturday, July 27 | 1 pm

    Try your hand at making a silhouette, a popular form of American art in the 19th century. You’ll enjoy a trip to the galleries to discover how a contemporary artist used...

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  69. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  70. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  71. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  72. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 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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  74. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 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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  75. Senior Sampler: Working in Harmony

    Tuesday, July 30 | 10 am

    Study how artists organize line, shape, color, value, and texture in a composition to create a pleasing image and a recognizable style. Explore the visual effects of...

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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 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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  77. Senior Sampler: Working in Harmony

    Tuesday, July 30 | 1:30 pm

    Study how artists organize line, shape, color, value, and texture in a composition to create a pleasing image and a recognizable style. Explore the visual effects of...

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  78. Drop-in Studio

    Wednesday, July 31 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art making time with the kids from noon to 3 pm.

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  79. Summer Family Films: Exploration

    Wednesday, July 31 | 1 pm

    Note: This week's film is appropriate for children ages 8 and up

    Tales of the Night (2011)
    Directed by Michel Ocelot

    In a little cinema, three storytellers meet...

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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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