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  1. Online Course: The Photography of Ansel Adams through a Contemporary Lens

    Saturday, January 21 | 8 am

    Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers, such as Elizabeth Matheson and Burk Uzzle. This...

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  2. Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

    Monday, January 23 | 8 am

    This five-week course explores the relevance of visual literacy in every classroom. The course includes opportunities for educators to practice concept mapping,...

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  3. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 2 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  4. Art History Survey Course: "Postimpressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat"

    Thursday, February 2 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history.

    This segment examines the similarities and the discontinuities in the prominent...

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  5. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 2 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  6. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, February 2 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  7. Member Preview Day - Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Friday, February 3 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Ansel Adams: Masterworks before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the exhibition. Member...

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  8. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, February 3 | 5:30 pm

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  9. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Remembering Robert”

    Friday, February 3 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  10. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Remembering Robert”

    Friday, February 3 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  11. Humber Lecture: “What Am EYE Seeing?”

    SOLD OUT - Friday, February 3 | 7 pm

    Eleonora Lad is an ophthalmologist and an avid student of art history. During an evening of edutainment, she merges her two interests and discusses how visual impairments...

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  12. Chimes at Midnight

    Friday, February 3 | 8 pm

    Introduced by Carl Martin, actor, teacher, and former Falstaff.

     

    (1965) Written and directed by Orson Welles. Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, John Gielgud. (115 min.) DCP.... READ MORE

  13. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Saturday, February 4 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  14. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, February 4 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  15. Pop-Up Art and Virtual Reality Station

    Saturday, February 4 | Noon

    Discover a wilder you! Be inspired by Ansel Adams to create a self-portrait that reimagines the great outdoors. Then experience an awe-inspiring virtual reality view of...

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  16. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  18. A Wintry Mixer Celebrating Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Saturday, February 4 | 7 pm

    Join us for frosty festivities to celebrate the opening of Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Wear your wintry best and sip a cozy cocktail while you delight in hors d’oeuvres,...

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  19. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Sunday, February 5 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  20. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, February 5 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  22. Seeing and Seen: Films by William Noland

    Sunday, February 5 | 2 pm

    Six short experimental documentary films, made over 10 years, explore the boundaries and margins of the political. The first half of the program features overtly political...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  24. Contemporaries Champagne + Chocolate

    Wednesday, February 8 | 7 pm

    Enjoy a chocolate tasting with confections from local and exotic destinations. Travel between stations to compare bouquet, mouthfeel, and acidity, just as you might in a...

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  25. Art History Survey Course: "American Visions"

    Thursday, February 9 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history.

    This segment examines American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the...

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  26. Tea Cup Gin Unplugged

    Friday, February 10 | 5:30 pm

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  27. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Sympathetic Vision”

    Friday, February 10 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  28. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Sympathetic Vision”

    Friday, February 10 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  29. Much Ado about Nothing

    Friday, February 10 | 8 pm

    (1993) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton. (111 min.) 35mm. PG-13

    Shimmering in golden Tuscan light, feuding...

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  30. Studio Class: “Memory Books”

    Saturday, February 11 | 10 am

    Inspired by the exhibition Panorama: North Carolina and using photographs representing your own North Carolina experiences, create a book of prints. Raleigh printmaker...

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  31. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Saturday, February 11 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  32. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, February 11 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  33. College Workshop: The Alchemy of Cyanotype

    Registration Closed - Saturday, February 11 | Noon

    Leah Sobsey works at the intersection of 19th-century photographic processes and 21st-century digital technology. In this workshop she guides participants to create layered...

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  34. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  36. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Sunday, February 12 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  37. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, February 12 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  38. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  39. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  40. NCMA Curator Linda Dougherty speaks on Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Monday, February 13 | 7 pm

    Would photography be as popular without the influence of Ansel Adams? Linda Dougherty, chief curator and curator of contemporary art at the NCMA, discusses Adams’s...

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  41. Valentine’s Dinner at Iris

    Tuesday, February 14 | 5 pm

    Valentine’s in Iris includes a featured champagne cocktail upon arrival, a four-course prix fixe menu, romantic music, and gallery guides directing you to depictions of...

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  42. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, February 16 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  43. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, February 16 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  44. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, February 16 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  45. Lunch and Lecture: “An Introduction to Ansel Adams”

    SOLD OUT - Friday, February 17 | 11 am

    Linda Dougherty, Curator of Contemporary Art

    In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams (1902–84) became one of America’s most renowned photographers. The lecture...

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  46. 
David Dyer Trio (Acoustic)

    Friday, February 17 | 5:30 pm

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  47. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Knowing Where to Stand”

    Friday, February 17 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  48. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour: The Reunion Tour

    Friday, February 17 | 6:30 pm

    Mingle at the wine bar in West Building, and then meet your docent at the East Building Information Desk to learn about the 14th-century Ghissi altarpiece. After years of...

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  49. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Knowing Where to Stand”

    Friday, February 17 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  50. The Taming of the Shrew

    Friday, February 17 | 8 pm

    (1967) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack. (122 min.) DCP.

    A swaggering fortune hunter “tames” a spitfire heiress in...

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  51. Family Fun Saturdays: Pinhole Photography

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 18 | 10 am

    Craft a photograph from the ground up, inspired by Ansel Adams. Capture and print an image using a camera that you design. 

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  52. EdCamp NCMA

    Saturday, February 18 | 10:15 am

    Collaborate and connect through participant-driven professional learning experiences. Participants create, lead, and attend sessions on arts integration that are responsive...

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  53. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Saturday, February 18 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  54. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, February 18 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  55. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  56. Family Fun Saturdays: Pinhole Photography

    Saturday, February 18 | 1 pm

    Craft a photograph from the ground up, inspired by Ansel Adams. Capture and print an image using a camera that you design. 

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  57. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  58. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Sunday, February 19 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  59. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, February 19 | 10:30 am

    On your mark, get set, go! Learn about playful games and ancient competitions on view in art at the Museum. 

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions....

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  60. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  61. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  62. Art + Cuisine: Ansel Adams—Shades of Gray

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, February 22 | 6:30 pm

    One man, one camera captured the essential beauty of nature. Join curator Linda Dougherty for a fascinating look at how this monochromatic master developed his timeless...

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  63. Special screening of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

    Thursday, February 23 | 7:30 pm

    (2016) Directed by Deborah Riley Draper. (82 min.)

    The screening is followed by a discussion with Executive Producer Amy Tiemann.

     

    Olympic Pride, American Prejudice...

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  64. Fusion Collective South

    Friday, February 24 | 5:30 pm

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  65. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Majesty and Motion”

    Friday, February 24 | 6 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  66. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Majesty and Motion”

    Friday, February 24 | 7 pm

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in special...

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  67. My Darling Clementine

    Friday, February 24 | 8 pm

    (1946) Directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature. (97 min.) DCP.

    Masterful John Ford stages the gunfight at the OK Corral with chiaroscuro...

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  68. Saturday Morning Cartoons: PancakeBot Breakfast and All-Ages Cartooning Workshop

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, February 25 | 9 am

    Remember the days when you woke up on Saturday mornings to watch your favorite cartoons? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating your own cartoons? If so, join us...

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  69. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Saturday, February 25 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  70. Member Lecture: “A Day with Ansel Adams”

    Saturday, February 25 | 10:30 am

    The exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks focuses on “The Museum Set,” a collection of photographs chosen by Adams himself as the best work of his career. The lecture, by by...

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  71. Teen Workshop: Synth Worlds

    Saturday, February 25 | Noon

    Inspired by Ansel Adams: Masterworks, artist and educator Neill Prewitt introduces experimental photographic and drawing methods to document “landscapes” built with natural...

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  72. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  73. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, February 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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  74. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes

    Sunday, February 26 | 10:30 am

    How do artists celebrate great people, places, and things? Discover art to admire in the collection.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a...

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  75. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  76. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Sunday, February 26 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  77. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Sunday, February 26 | 2:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  78. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, February 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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  79. Studio Class: "Wall Flowers"

    Tuesday, February 28 | 1:30 pm

    In advance of Art in Bloom, two classes focus on flowers in the Museum’s collection. On day one a gallery scavenger hunt reveals flowers in unexpected places (you’ll learn...

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