Calendar

  1. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 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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  2. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 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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  3. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 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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  4. STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers

    Thursday, May 1 | 4:30 pm

    Join us for an after-school interlude exploring STEAM through drop-in, hands-on, creative demonstrations connecting techniques in the visual arts with STEM. The relaxed...

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  5. Friday Night Sound Bites: Challenges of Leadership

    Friday, May 2 | 6 pm

    How does one lead gracefully in difficult times? See how an artist’s complex composition suggests the tensions that accompany military leadership.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  6. Friday Night Sound Bites: Challenges of Leadership

    Friday, May 2 | 7 pm

    How does one lead gracefully in difficult times? See how an artist’s complex composition suggests the tensions that accompany military leadership.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  7. Workshop: Art as a Springboard for Learning in the Pre-K Classroom

    Saturday, May 3 | 10 am

    Animals, environments, seasons, transportation, buildings, family, and more! The Pre-K curriculum explores a huge range of topics. This workshop examines how works of art...

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  8. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Saturday, May 3 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  9. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  12. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 12:30 pm

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

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  13. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 2:30 pm

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

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  14. Senior Sampler: Mother and Child

    Tuesday, May 6 | 10 am

    Look at how artists in numerous cultures and through the ages have represented mothers caring for their children. Draw a colored-pencil study of a mother and child.

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  15. Senior Sampler: Mother and Child

    Tuesday, May 6 | 1:30 pm

    Look at how artists in numerous cultures and through the ages have represented mothers caring for their children. Draw a colored-pencil study of a mother and child.

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  16. Floral Luncheon

    Wednesday, May 7 | 1 pm

    Before the floral demonstration, Iris restaurant serves a delicious buffet lunch in East Building. Advance reservations are required for the luncheon. Seating is limited....

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  17. Zoë S. Webster Floral Demonstration: ¡Fiesta! Estampas de la raza and the Beautiful Colors of Latin America

    Wednesday, May 7 | 2 pm

    Flowers play a huge part in the decor and celebrations of all Latin Americans. Explore vibrant colors and textures with Steve Taras of the Watered Garden Florist as he...

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  18. Webinar: Sketchbooks and Journals—Helping Students Observe and Respond

    Thursday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

    ELA and science teachers share their strategies for using sketchbooks and journals in their classrooms to assess student learning and help students deepen observation...

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  19. Dining after Dark: Treasures in Judaic Art

    Thursday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

    Enjoy an evening dedicated to a distinguished part of the Museum’s permanent collection, the Judaic Art Gallery. The NCMA is one of only two U.S. art museums with a...

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  20. Friday Night Sound Bites: Changing the Story

    Friday, May 9 | 6 pm

    In Estampas de la raza, artist Carlos Francisco Jackson offers an interpretation of historical events of the early 1960s. Consider how a contemporary artist revises an...

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  21. Friday Night Sound Bites: Changing the Story

    Friday, May 9 | 7 pm

    In Estampas de la raza, artist Carlos Francisco Jackson offers an interpretation of historical events of the early 1960s. Consider how a contemporary artist revises an...

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  22. Family Fun Saturday: Made from Nature

    Saturday, May 10 | 10 am

    Did you know the Museum collection includes works made from natural materials like twigs, cedar, and dirt? Discover unusual sculptures inside the galleries and in the...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  24. Saturday Studio: Printmaking Explosion

    Saturday, May 10 | 1 pm

    A gallery and studio class for youth ages 11 to 14. Explore the exhibition Estampas de la raza, and experiment with several printmaking processes including monoprints and...

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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  26. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 11 | 12:30 pm

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

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  27. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 11 | 2:30 pm

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

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  28. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 10:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  29. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 11 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  30. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 11:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  31. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Context

    Friday, May 16 | 6 pm

    Consider the interplay of color and technique in art on display in the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

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

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  32. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Context

    Friday, May 16 | 7 pm

    Consider the interplay of color and technique in art on display in the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

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

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  33. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  34. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 18 | 12:30 pm

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

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  36. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 18 | 2:30 pm

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

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  37. Senior Sampler: Spring Scenes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 20 | 10 am

    View light and color in impressionistic landscape paintings. Capture the freshness of a spring scene as you work outdoors with pastels on paper.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  38. Senior Sampler: Spring Scenes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 20 | 1:30 pm

    View light and color in impressionistic landscape paintings. Capture the freshness of a spring scene as you work outdoors with pastels on paper.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  39. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Collecting Bug

    Friday, May 23 | 6 pm

    The Museum’s Kunstkamer (art room) suggests a 17th-century Flemish collector’s compilation of fine art and rare items. Consider the joys and vagaries of collecting and...

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  40. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Collecting Bug

    Friday, May 23 | 7 pm

    The Museum’s Kunstkamer (art room) suggests a 17th-century Flemish collector’s compilation of fine art and rare items. Consider the joys and vagaries of collecting and...

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  41. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 25 | 12:30 pm

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

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  44. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 25 | 2:30 pm

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

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  45. Friday Night Sound Bites: Remembering Those Past

    Friday, May 30 | 6 pm

    Examine works in the Museum’s ancient collection and see how artists help us know details about everyday people who lived thousands of years ago.

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  46. Friday Night Sound Bites: Remembering Those Past

    Friday, May 30 | 7 pm

    Examine works in the Museum’s ancient collection and see how artists help us know details about everyday people who lived thousands of years ago.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  47. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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