Calendar

  1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Saturday, July 5 | 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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  2. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  3. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  4. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

    Sunday, July 6 | 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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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  6. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  7. Summer Drop-In Studio

    Wednesday, July 9 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art-making time with the kids. Suitable for ages 4–10.

    Art-making activity: Unusual Animals/Combine different animal parts and textures...

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  8. Summer Family Films: Tall Tales

    Wednesday, July 9 | 1 pm

    A collection of folktales and fairytales from around the world
    After the films, visit the free exhibition Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón to see the lyrical and...

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  9. Lecture: My Italian Summer: Florence

    Friday, July 11 | 11 am

    Seated comfortably in the Museum, take a tour of spectacular Italian masterpieces and imagine standing at the portals of wondrous and historic architecture. Museum...

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  10. Friday Night Sound Bites: Identity

    Friday, July 11 | 6 pm

    How does an artist’s style relate to his or her identity? Explore the possibilities in the Contemporary Galleries.

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

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  11. Friday Night Sound Bites: Identity

    Friday, July 11 | 7 pm

    How does an artist’s style relate to his or her identity? Explore the possibilities in the Contemporary Galleries.

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

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  12. Frozen

    Friday, July 11 | 9 pm

    The bond between two devoted sisters is tested when one can no longer control her magical power to freeze. Oscar’s Best Animated Film features the Oscar-winning power...

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  13. Family Fun Saturday: Handmade Books

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 12 | 10 am

    Explore the colorful and lyrical children’s book illustrations in Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón, and create a handmade book inspired by the exhibition.

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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  15. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  16. Loudon Wainwright III and Iris DeMent

    Saturday, July 12 | 8 pm

    The NCMA welcomes two of America’s most distinctive and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters.

    Born in Chapel Hill, Loudon Wainwright III is an artist of exceptional...

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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  19. Summer Drop-In Studio

    Wednesday, July 16 | 12 pm

    Join us for a little hands-on art-making time with the kids. Suitable for ages 4–10.

    Today's activity: Papel picado/Create decorative cut paper flags inspired by...

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  20. Summer Family Films: Food and Fiestas

    Wednesday, July 16 | 1 pm

    Celebrate Latin American culture and traditions with these lively animations!
    Also explore colorful prints by contemporary Mexican American and Latino artists in ...

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  21. Workshop: Harnessing the Power of the Visual Arts through DBQ

    Thursday, July 17 | 9:30 am

    Examine how the visual arts can create a more varied learning environment for teachers and students. Gain a better understanding of document-based questions (DBQ), and...

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  22. Italian Renaissance Seminar

    SOLD OUT - Friday, July 18 | 11 am

    Immerse yourself in a two-day seminar devoted to the art, cuisine, music, and architecture of the Italian Renaissance with Curator of European Art David Steel; Chief...

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  23. Friday Night Sound Bites: Icons

    Friday, July 18 | 6 pm

    Investigate a portrait of power and beauty in the European Galleries.

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

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  24. Friday Night Sound Bites: Icons

    Friday, July 18 | 7 pm

    Investigate a portrait of power and beauty in the European Galleries.

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

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  25. Her

    Friday, July 18 | 9 pm

    Just a whisper into the future, a dreamer channeling others’ emotions responds to the come-hither voice of his new computer operating system. Samantha (Johansson) beckons...

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  26. Special Family Tours: Estampas de la raza and Tall Tales, Huge Hearts

    Saturday, July 19 | 11 am

    Explore the colorful prints in Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People and the children’s book illustrations in Tall Tales and Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón during an...

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  27. Italian Renaissance Seminar

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 19 | 11 am

    Immerse yourself in a two-day seminar devoted to the art, cuisine, music, and architecture of the Italian Renaissance with Curator of European Art David Steel; Chief...

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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  29. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  30. Concert: Music of the Italian Masters and Their Contemporaries

    Saturday, July 19 | 3 pm

    Voce Camerata and Consort present vocal and instrumental works of the Italian masters and their European and British contemporaries, with sacred and secular pieces...

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  31. Dan Zanes and Friends

    Saturday, July 19 | 6 pm

    We at the NCMA consider Dan Zanes a national treasure. The Grammy-winning musician (and former member of ’80s rock band The Del Fuegos) is one of the country’s finest...

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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  33. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  34. Webinar: The Visual Arts and DBQ

    Thursday, July 24 | 5:30 pm

    Designed for teachers interested in implementing document-based questions (DBQ) into their curriculum, this webinar provides the tools and knowledge necessary for using...

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  35. Friday Night Sound Bites: Other Voices

    Friday, July 25 | 6 pm

    The Museum abounds with works by artists who followed the rules and those who broke them. Focus on a work by an artist who changed the rules gracefully.

    Join a Museum...

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  36. Friday Night Sound Bites: Other Voices

    Friday, July 25 | 7 pm

    The Museum abounds with works by artists who followed the rules and those who broke them. Focus on a work by an artist who changed the rules gracefully.

    Join a Museum...

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  37. Gravity

    Friday, July 25 | 9 pm

    A medical engineer on her first flight is cast adrift by a spectacular accident and must struggle to survive, and to decide she wants to, in this mind-blowing journey...

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  38. Family Fun Saturday: Capturing Color

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 26 | 10 am

    Discover how artists use color in surprising ways to express feelings, tell stories, or fool the eye. Learn a few tricks of the trade and create a big, colorful...

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  39. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 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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  41. Lisa Fischer in concert followed by screening of 20 Feet from Stardom

    Saturday, July 26 | 7 pm

    20 Feet from Stardom is a new documentary that spotlights the fabulous female backup singers who lend their voices to the greatest musical acts in the world. The movie...

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  42. Lisa Fischer, followed by screening of 20 Feet from Stardom

    Saturday, July 26 | 7 pm

    20 Feet from Stardom is a new documentary that spotlights the fabulous female backup singers who lend their voices to the greatest musical acts in the world. The movie...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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  44. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, 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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