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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 1 | 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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  2. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 1 | 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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  3. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 1 | 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  6. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  7. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 5 | 10:30 am

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

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

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  8. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 5 | 11 am

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

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

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  9. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, September 5 | 11:30 am

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

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

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  10. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  11. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  12. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Avid Collector

    Friday, September 6 | 6 pm

    Encounter a painting that once belonged to the famous Kress Collection of European art, and listen to the story of its journey to our Museum.

    Join a Museum docent for...

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  13. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Avid Collector

    Friday, September 6 | 7 pm

    Encounter a painting that once belonged to the famous Kress Collection of European art, and listen to the story of its journey to our Museum.

    Join a Museum docent for...

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  14. Pink Martini

    Friday, September 6 | 8 pm

    This wonderfully eclectic ensemble based in Portland, Oregon, has traveled the globe, selling out venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Olympia Theatre...

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  15. Family Fun Saturday: Dance with Me

    Saturday, September 7 | 10 am

    Are you a ballet or disco dancer? Look at ways artists have captured dance and movement in two and three dimensions. Even if you have two left feet, your work from the...

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  16. Whole Foods Markets Kids Day of Service

    Saturday, September 7 | 10 am

    Children and adults of all ages are invited to join us in the Museum Park for the Whole Foods Markets Kids Day of Service. This family-friendly volunteer project includes...

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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  21. The Big Lebowski "The Dude Abides" Movie Party

    Saturday, September 7 | 6:30 pm

    Movie screening plus music, food trucks, hilarity!

    "Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!"

    White Russians. Food trucks. Nail polish. What do these things have...

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  22. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 8 | 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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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 8 | 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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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 8 | 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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  26. Senior Sampler: Color on Canvas

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, September 10 | 10 am

    Explore how colors can be combined to create special effects and applied to the canvas in unexpected ways to create a dynamic abstract painting.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  28. Senior Sampler: Color on Canvas

    Tuesday, September 10 | 1:30 pm

    Explore how colors can be combined to create special effects and applied to the canvas in unexpected ways to create a dynamic abstract painting.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  31. Educator Expo: Exploring PLACE in Winston-Salem

    Thursday, September 12 | 4:30 pm

    Winston-Salem, NC. Join us for back-to-school inspiration as we celebrate K–12 teachers in Winston-Salem and surrounding counties. Teachers of all subjects and grade...

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  32. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  33. Friday Night Sound Bites: Influences from Afar

    Friday, September 13 | 6 pm

    See how art and design from the Far East inspired a 19th-century European’s artistic choices.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work...

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  34. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents “Invisible Earth”

    Friday, September 13 | 6:20 pm

    Creating fantastical worlds with the most ordinary of materials, the amazing Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with an all-new cavalcade of creatures and characters...

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  35. Friday Night Sound Bites: Influences from Afar

    Friday, September 13 | 7 pm

    See how art and design from the Far East inspired a 19th-century European’s artistic choices.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work...

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  36. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  37. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  38. Saturday Studio: Artist Journal

    CANCELED - Saturday, September 14 | 1 pm

    A new studio class for youth ages 11 to 14. Explore how artists use journals as part of the creative process, and create a visual diary that can hold writing, drawings,...

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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  41. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents “Invisible Earth”

    Saturday, September 14 | 6:20 pm

    Creating fantastical worlds with the most ordinary of materials, the amazing Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with an all-new cavalcade of creatures and characters...

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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 15 | 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, September 15 | 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, September 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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  45. Harlem Renaissance: 
New Negro Visual Artists

    Sunday, September 15 | 2 pm

    Kenneth Rodgers, director of the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, looks at the origin of the cultural movement that introduced America to the stylistic...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 15 | 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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  47. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents “Invisible Earth”

    Sunday, September 15 | 6:20 pm

    Creating fantastical worlds with the most ordinary of materials, the amazing Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns with an all-new cavalcade of creatures and characters...

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  48. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  49. Teen Spoonflower Help Session

    Tuesday, September 17 | 3 pm

    Interested in participating in the Spoonflower Teen Contest but need a little help creating or submitting your design? Artists and educators will be on hand to give you...

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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  51. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, September 19 | 10:30 am

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

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

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  52. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, September 19 | 11 am

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

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

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  53. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, September 19 | 11:30 am

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

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

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  54. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  55. Dining after Dark: Soul Food

    Sold Out - Thursday, September 19 | 6:30 pm

    The ancient Egyptians spent much of their lives preparing for death. What happened after the tomb’s burial chamber was closed? How was the deceased’s soul fed in the...

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  56. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  57. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Sculpture

    Friday, September 20 | 6 pm

    Learn about the symbolism and cultural context of color in art by exploring a sculpture in one of our ancient or contemporary galleries.

    Join a Museum docent for a...

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  58. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Sculpture

    Friday, September 20 | 7 pm

    Learn about the symbolism and cultural context of color in art by exploring a sculpture in one of our ancient or contemporary galleries.

    Join a Museum docent for a...

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  59. Film: The French Connection

    Friday, September 20 | 8 pm

    Part of the Car Crazy film series. Based on the true crime story of New York City’s largest drug bust, this rattling neo-noir thriller was Oscar’s Best Picture, also...

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  60. Family Fun Saturday: Picture This

    Saturday, September 21 | 10 am

    Explore a large-scale environmental work of art in the Museum Park and collaborate on a mixed-media creation using text and texture.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops...

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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  62. Rock for Hope, featuring N.E.D.

    Saturday, September 21 | 12 pm

    N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease), a group of rock musicians who are also renowned gynecologic oncologists, headline UNC Rex Cancer Care’s Rock for Hope music festival...

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  63. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  64. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  65. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 22 | 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

    Sunday, September 22 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 22 | 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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  70. Tony Williamson and Friends
    A Classic in Any Tradition: The Many Expressions of the Mandolin

    Sunday, September 22 | 3 pm

    North Carolina mandolin virtuoso Tony Williamson is a master of multiple musical genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and classical, and is the first mandolinist to be...

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  71. Senior Sampler: From Head to Toe

    Tuesday, September 24 | 10 am

    Look at proportion, shape, and movement in sculpture from the Chrysler Museum, and then model a small-scale figure in clay.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a...

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  72. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  73. Senior Sampler: From Head to Toe

    Tuesday, September 24 | 1:30 pm

    Look at proportion, shape, and movement in sculpture from the Chrysler Museum, and then model a small-scale figure in clay.

    Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush,...

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  74. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  75. Art+Cuisine: A Decade of Acquisitions

    Sold Out - Wednesday, September 25 | 6:30 pm

    The NCMA is firmly committed to presenting and promoting the work of artists from our state. In the last 10 years, the NCMA has amassed a collection of nearly 650 works...

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  76. Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

    Thursday, September 26 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  77. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  78. Lunch and Lecture: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum

    Friday, September 27 | 11 am

    Curator David Steel discusses works from the Chrysler Museum in Virginia that are on loan to the NCMA. Magnificent paintings and sculpture by Degas, Renoir, Cassatt,...

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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  80. Friday Night Sound Bites: Industry in Art

    Friday, September 27 | 6 pm

    Discover a work of art that speaks through industrial materials, mechanical processes, and the subject of industry.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth...

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  81. Friday Night Sound Bites: Industry in Art

    Friday, September 27 | 7 pm

    Discover a work of art that speaks through industrial materials, mechanical processes, and the subject of industry.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth...

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  82. Gallery talks by photographers Brian Ulrich and Carrie Levy

    Friday, September 27 | 7 pm

    Photographers Brian Ulrich and Carrie Levy each give brief (20-minute) gallery talks in their respective exhibitions at the NCMA: Brian Ulrich Copia—Retail, Thrift, and...

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  83. Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

    Friday, September 27 | 7 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  84. Film: Kiss Me Deadly

    Friday, September 27 | 8 pm

    Part of the Car Crazy film series. Nuclear-war panic informs this film noir swan song. Detective Mike Hammer picks up a distressed hitchhiker in his sleek Jaguar and...

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  85. Ancient Egypt

    Saturday, September 28 | 9:30 am

    Explore the world of ancient Egypt from its earliest developments as a civilization up through its status as a Roman province. The speakers (including NCMA Egyptologist...

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  86. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  87. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  89. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, September 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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  90. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 29 | 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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  91. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 29 | 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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  92. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  93. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, September 29 | 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. Lecture
    Forever Timely: Porsche’s Innovative Design

    Sunday, September 29 | 2:30 pm

    Ken Gross, guest curator of Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed

    Acclaimed automotive journalist Ken Gross discusses, starting with the 1938 Type 64, how Porsche's design...

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