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  1. Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    Thursday, October 3 | 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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  2. Lunch and Lecture: Hollywood’s Golden Age and the NCMA

    SOLD OUT - Friday, October 4 | 11 am

    Many stars of the silver screen were serious collectors of art. Director Billy Wilder famously joked that he started to collect art before he started to collect money....

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  3. Art + Wine + Painting = Fun!

    Friday, October 4 | 5:30 pm

    A fun evening of wine and design to bring out your inner artist. Participants meet at the wine bar in West Building, and then the group moves to East Building, where an...

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  4. Friday Night Sound Bites: Docent’s Choice

    Friday, October 4 | 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 a...

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  5. Friday Night Sound Bites: Docent’s Choice

    Friday, October 4 | 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 a...

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  6. Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    Friday, October 4 | 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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  7. Contemporaries Exhibition Tour: Brian Ulrich's Copia

    Friday, October 4 | 7 pm

    Museum docents lead a tour exploring contemporary photographer Brian Ulrich’s decadelong investigation of American consumer culture.

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  8. Film: The Crowd Roars

    Canceled - Friday, October 4 | 8 pm

    We regret to announce the cancellation of The Crowd Roars. Due to the shutdown of the federal government, we are unable to obtain the film from the Library of Congress...

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  9. Book Club Discussion: Reluctant Accomplice

    Saturday, October 5 | 11 am

    Reluctant Accomplice, Konrad H. Jarausch

    “Growing up in a dead father’s shadow in postwar Germany was not easy, because a contentious teenager could not argue with a...

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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 5 | 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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  11. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 5 | 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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  12. Lecture: Peacocks and Porsches

    Saturday, October 5 | 2:30 pm

    Jill Sundie, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Arizona State University

    What motivates people to consume luxury products, and how do others perceive them when they do?...

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  13. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 6 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 6 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  15. Senior Sampler: Pastel Portraits

    Tuesday, October 8 | 10 am

    Find out how light, color, and texture are used to give form to figures in paintings. Try out ways of working with pastels to create contour while drawing from a model.
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  16. Senior Sampler: Pastel Portraits

    Tuesday, October 8 | 1:30 pm

    Find out how light, color, and texture are used to give form to figures in paintings. Try out ways of working with pastels to create contour while drawing from a model.

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  17. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, October 10 | 10:30 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their...

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  18. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, October 10 | 11 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their...

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  19. Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

    Thursday, October 10 | 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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  20. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, October 10 | 11:30 am

    Whether we are traveling near or far, places shape our experience of the world. Come to the Museum and explore all kinds of places.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their...

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  21. THE Porsche Party

    Thursday, October 10 | 7 pm

    Sleek. Stylish. Surprises around every bend. This is THE party you won’t want to miss. Signature “Carrera” cocktails, full bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, sparkling...

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  22. Porsche Preview Day for Members

    Friday, October 11 | 10 am

    An exclusive opportunity for members to experience the Porsche by Design exhibition before it opens to the public, shop in the Exhibition Store, and grab a bite at the...

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  23. Friday Night Sound Bites: Docent’s Choice

    Friday, October 11 | 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 a...

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  24. Lecture: The Art of Stein Making

    Friday, October 11 | 6:30 pm

    Join ceramic artist Gillian Parke for a discussion about the art form of stein making. Enjoy a pint of beer from the tap in the Porsche Biergarten while learning about...

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  25. Friday Night Sound Bites: Docent’s Choice

    Friday, October 11 | 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 a...

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  26. Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

    Friday, October 11 | 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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  27. Film: Bullitt

    Friday, October 11 | 8 pm

    Part of the Car Crazy film series. Lt. Frank Bullitt, stoic and incorruptible, is tasked by an ambitious politician with protecting a mob witness stashed in San...

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  28. Porsche Meetup

    Saturday, October 12 | 8:30 am

    Bring the family for some four-wheel fun! On four Saturdays during Porsche by Design, the Museum presents juried car shows along Blue Ridge Road. Enjoy classic,...

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  29. Porsche Drop-In Studio

    Saturday, October 12 | 12 pm

    Celebrate the opening of Porsche by Design with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Join us anytime between noon and 3 pm.

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  30. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 12 | 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, October 12 | 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. Members Porsche Opening

    Saturday, October 12 | 7 pm

    Members, rev up your engines for this high-octane party to usher in the Porsche exhibition! The evening features light hors d‘oeuvres and small plates, beer and wine,...

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  33. Jeff Zwart: The Art of Filming and Racing Porsche Cars

    Sunday, October 13 | 11 am

    Join fellow Porsche enthusiasts for a fascinating presentation by seven-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion, filmmaker, and photographer Jeff Zwart. He began his career...

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  34. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 13 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  35. Jeff Zwart: The Art of Filming and Racing Porsche Cars

    Sunday, October 13 | 2 pm

    Join fellow Porsche enthusiasts for a fascinating presentation by seven-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb champion, filmmaker, and photographer Jeff Zwart. He began his career...

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  36. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 13 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  37. Art History Survey Series: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    Thursday, October 17 | 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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  38. Friday Night Sound Bites: State of Flux: Sculpting Motion

    Friday, October 18 | 6 pm

    Sculptures do not move…or do they? Examine a work of art imbued with tantalizing movement.

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

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  39. Friday Night Sound Bites: State of Flux: Sculpting Motion

    Friday, October 18 | 7 pm

    Sculptures do not move…or do they? Examine a work of art imbued with tantalizing movement.

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

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  40. Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    Friday, October 18 | 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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  41. Film: Two-Lane Blacktop

    Friday, October 18 | 8 pm

    Part of the Car Crazy film series. A souped-up ’55 Chevy driven by 22-year-old James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson challenges a mysterious muscle car to a...

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  42. European Car Meetup

    Saturday, October 19 | 8:30 am

    Bring the family for some four-wheel fun! On four Saturdays during Porsche by Design, the Museum presents juried car shows along Blue Ridge Road. Enjoy classic,...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 19 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 19 | 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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  45. Documentary Film
    Bending Sticks:The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty

    Saturday, October 19 | 2:30 pm

    This feature-length documentary celebrates the 25-year career of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 20 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  47. Fall Family Day: Design-a-Thon

    Sunday, October 20 | 1 pm

    Bring your family and friends to an action-packed day to celebrate the Museum’s first design exhibition, Porsche by Design. From cell phones to vacuum cleaners,...

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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 20 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  49. Senior Sampler: Autumn Landscapes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, October 22 | 10 am

    Enjoy the outdoors as you explore watercolor painting techniques focusing on form, texture, and depth, after a look at ways artists create the illusion of distance in...

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  50. Senior Sampler: Autumn Landscapes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, October 22 | 1:30 pm

    Enjoy the outdoors as you explore watercolor painting techniques focusing on form, texture, and depth, after a look at ways artists create the illusion of distance in...

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  51. Our Porsche Biergarten hosts Local Craft Beer and Wurst Party

    Wednesday, October 23 | 6:30 pm

    Innovative beer crafter Seth Gross from Bull City Burger and Brewery zooms in to join Iris chef Andy Hicks for an Oktoberfest, NCMA-style. Porsche by Design is open for...

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  52. What’s in the Box?: Seasons

    Thursday, October 24 | 10:30 am

    It’s fall! 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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  53. What’s in the Box?: Seasons

    Thursday, October 24 | 11 am

    It’s fall! 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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  54. Lecture: Porsche’s Story: A Historical Context

    Thursday, October 24 | 11 am

    Smithfield, N.C.—Porsche’s history is grounded in modernist design and had associations with the welfare policies advocated by the Nazi government. With consideration of...

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  55. Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    Thursday, October 24 | 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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  56. What’s in the Box?: Seasons

    Thursday, October 24 | 11:30 am

    It’s fall! 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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  57. Friday Night Sound Bites: Less is More

    Friday, October 25 | 6 pm

    Explore a work of art that turns the most basic shapes and colors into powerful, evocative art.

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

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  58. Friday Night Sound Bites: Less is More

    Friday, October 25 | 7 pm

    Explore a work of art that turns the most basic shapes and colors into powerful, evocative art.

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

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  59. Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    Friday, October 25 | 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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  60. College Night

    Friday, October 25 | 7 pm

    Prepare for a radically different Museum experience, with free fry bar, musical performances, activities, and the Museum’s first design exhibition. Mix, mingle, and...

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  61. Film: Car Wash

    Friday, October 25 | 8 pm

    Part of the Car Crazy film series. One day at a shabby car wash, as hourly workers dream, scheme, and cleanse, and where George Carlin, Richard Pryor, or the Pointer...

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  62. Sculpture Workshop: Studio Techniques for the Non-Art Teacher

    CANCELED - Saturday, October 26 | 9:30 am

    Is lack of studio experience holding you back from using art in your instruction? Join us to acquire foundational skills in sculpture and explore how they can be used to...

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  63. Family Fun Saturday: Textile Design

    Saturday, October 26 | 10 am

    Modern designers take inspiration from many cultures to create printed and woven textiles for clothes, curtains, and pillows. Be inspired by Museum galleries for your own...

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  64. Workshop: Design Your Own Car

    CANCELED - Saturday, October 26 | 10 am

    Bong Il Jin, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, N.C. State University

    Experienced and novice car enthusiasts, age 16 and up, have an opportunity to design and...

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  65. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 26 | 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 26 | 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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  67. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 27 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  68. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 27 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  69. Daylong Senior Sampler: For the Floor

    Tuesday, October 29 | 10 am

    Be inspired by geometric designs and decorative patterns found in paintings and objects through time, and paint a small canvas floor cloth for a special place. Supplies...

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  70. Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

    Thursday, October 31 | 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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