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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. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 2 | 10:15 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each...

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  3. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 2 | 11:15 am

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each...

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  4. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 2 | 1:15 pm

    Come to the Museum to explore a part of art. What will be in the box this week? Lines, shapes, colors, textures, or patterns?

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each...

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  5. Member Preview Day - Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520

    Friday, March 3 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the...

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  6. Beauty World

    Friday, March 3 | 5:30 pm

    Beauty World Band

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  7. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Constraint of Color”

    Friday, March 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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  8. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Constraint of Color”

    Friday, March 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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  9. Shane

    Friday, March 3 | 8 pm

    Introduced by John McElwee, author of The Art of Selling Movies.

    (1953) Directed by George Stevens. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin. (118 min.) 35mm IB Technicolor...

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  10. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, March 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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  11. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, March 4 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 75-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  12. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Saturday, March 4 | 11:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  13. Pop-Up Art: Inspired by Calligraphy

    Saturday, March 4 | Noon

    Create imaginative letters inspired by calligraphy in the exhibition Glory of Venice.

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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  15. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Saturday, March 4 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  16. Studio Class: "Wall Flowers"

    Saturday, March 4 | 1:30 pm

    With Art in Bloom in mind, art educator Becky Bailey asks students to see the patterns of abstracted flowers during a gallery sketching session. She then guides...

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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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. Glory of Venice Opening Celebration

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 4 | 7 pm

    In the 15th and 16th centuries, Venice was a center of commerce and trade, politics, and, of course, art. Celebrate the opening of this opulent, significant exhibition with...

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  19. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, March 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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  20. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Sunday, March 5 | 11:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Sunday, March 5 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Cello Fourum

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, March 5 | 3 pm

    Cello Fourum brings together four masters of the instrument to perform a diverse program, including selections by Bach, Rossini, Faure, and Humperdinck. David Meyer, Peng...

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  25. Art History Survey Course: Picasso, Matisse, and the Invention of Modernism

    Thursday, March 9 | 11 am

    The invention of modernism signaled a conscious and visible break from the past in European art. This lecture focuses primarily on Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, two of...

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  26. Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

    Friday, March 10 | 5:30 pm

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  27. Friday Night Sound Bites: “For the Love of Landscape”

    Friday, March 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. Dining after Dark: Ansel Adams—Peaks and Valleys

    SOLD OUT - Friday, March 10 | 6:30 pm

    Go west with curator Linda Dougherty as she introduces the spectacular and breathtaking photography of Ansel Adams. See how he set the standard for today’s photographs and...

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  29. Friday Night Sound Bites: “For the Love of Landscape”

    Friday, March 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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  30. Silent film with live accompaniment: Stark Love

    Friday, March 10 | 8 pm

    (1927) Directed by Karl Brown. Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. (70 min.) 35mm print from MoMA. Silent film with live music by Nathan Shirley.

    Filmed on location in...

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  31. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, March 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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  32. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, March 11 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 75-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  33. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  34. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  35. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, March 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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  36. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  37. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  38. School’s Out Camp: A Week with Ansel Adams

    Monday, March 13 | 9 am

    A unique opportunity to explore our exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks. From Yosemite to the Museum Park, let nature inspire you as you create your own views of the...

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  39. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 16 | 10:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  40. Art History Survey Course: Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

    Thursday, March 16 | 11 am

    Expressionism and surrealism were linked by an interest in, and representation of, the subjective point of view. This lecture surveys the movements’ major figures and...

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  41. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 16 | 11:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  42. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 16 | 1:15 pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  43. Ring of Cary (Celtic Music)

    Friday, March 17 | 5:30 pm

    Ring of Cary, a new addition to Art in the Evening, consists of four area musicians with strong and deep ties to traditional Irish music. Their acoustic lineup of jigs,...

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  44. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Matter and Meaning”

    Friday, March 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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  45. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour: Viewing Venice

    SOLD OUT - Friday, March 17 | 6:30 pm

    Mingle at the wine bar in West Building, and then meet your docent in East Building in front of the Glory of Venice exhibition at 7:30 pm. The 50 works in Glory of Venice...

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  46. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Matter and Meaning”

    Friday, March 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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  47. The Kneeling Goddess (La diosa arrodillada)

    Friday, March 17 | 8 pm

    (1947) Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Maria Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Fortunio Bonanova. (107 min.) In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP.

    Smoldering diva Maria Félix,...

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  48. Family Fun Saturdays: My Journey, My Power/Mi viaje, mi poder

    Saturday, March 18 | 10 am

    Create a richly layered, symbolic painting inspired by the work of Cuban artist José Bedia.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time...

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  49. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, March 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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  50. Member Lecture: “Venetian Renaissance Realities"

    sold out - Saturday, March 18 | 10:30 am

    Prof. William Barcham, retired professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

    Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a...

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  51. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, March 18 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 75-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  52. College Workshop: Sculptural Forms in Paper with Leigh Suggs

    CANCELED - Saturday, March 18 | Noon

    Inspired by the landscape forms in Ansel Adams’s photographs, students use simple tools to transform paper into sculptural forms by cutting, folding, weaving, and exploring...

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  53. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  54. Family Fun Saturdays: My Journey, My Power/Mi viaje, mi poder

    Saturday, March 18 | 1 pm

    Create a richly layered, symbolic painting inspired by the work of Cuban artist José Bedia.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time...

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  55. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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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  56. I ♥ Purim: Love & Knishes

    Saturday, March 18 | 7:30 pm

    Step back in time and celebrate the Purim of yesteryear in the spirit of New York City’s Lower East Side. Imagine strolling down Delancey Street and sampling pushcart...

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  57. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Sunday, March 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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  58. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  60. Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

    Thursday, March 23 | 11 am

    Follows the development of photography as an artistic medium and discusses the purposes of photography, as well as photography’s relationship to other media, throughout...

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  61. Lunch and Lecture Curator’s Talk: Glory of Venice

    sold out - Friday, March 24 | 11 am

    While Giovanni Bellini was spawning a pictorial revolution in Venice about 1500, other craftsmen and entrepreneurs were adopting and perfecting new technologies and formats...

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  62. Oak City Hot Mess (Gypsy Swing)

    Friday, March 24 | 5:30 pm

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  63. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Particularity of Place”

    Friday, March 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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  64. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Particularity of Place”

    Friday, March 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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  65. The Other One (La otra)

    Friday, March 24 | 8 pm

    (1946) Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Victor Junco. (98 min.) In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP.

    What would film noir be without the...

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  66. _ art Jokes: Stand-up Comedy in the Galleries

    sold out - Friday, March 24 | 9 pm

    If you’re like us, you’ve always wondered what would happen if an art gallery and a comedy club had a baby. And even if you’re not like us, surely you could use a laugh....

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  67. Teacher Workshop: Ansel Adams—Art as Advocacy

    Saturday, March 25 | 10:15 am

    Examine the intersection of art and advocacy with a focus on the work of Ansel Adams and his concern for environmental conservation and photography’s status as a fine art....

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  68. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Sports and Games

    Saturday, March 25 | 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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  69. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, March 25 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 75-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  70. Curator's Talk: Glory of Venice

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 25 | 11 am

    Celebrate the 1591st anniversary of the founding of Venice with exhibition co-curator David Steel. The paintings in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition represent the first...

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  71. Teen Workshop: Story Portraits

    Saturday, March 25 | Noon

    Inspired by the portraits in Glory of Venice and the permanent collection, artist/educator William Paul Thomas guides students through the fundamentals of creating...

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  72. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, March 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, March 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: Sports and Games

    Sunday, March 26 | 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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  75. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, March 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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  77. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Thursday, March 30 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  78. Floral Jewelry Workshop with Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 30 | 11 am

    Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    Wear your art on your sleeve, on your lapel, or around your neck. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry from fresh flowers and...

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  79. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Greenwich Bay Soaps

    Thursday, March 30 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-based artisan French-milled vegetable soaps enriched with shea butter, essential oils, and natural extracts in captivating botanical scents, artfully paper-wrapped...

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  80. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  81. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  82. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  83. Woodland Design with Françoise Weeks

    Thursday, March 30 | 2 pm

    Françoise Weeks brings the woods of the Pacific Northwest to the NCMA stage using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs, and flowers to create lush...

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  84. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Thursday, March 30 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  85. Opening Dessert Reception and Meet the Designers

    Thursday, March 30 | 7 pm

    Meet the Art in Bloom designers while indulging in sweet treats and cocktails at this first-look fund-raiser.

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  86. Book Signing

    Thursday, March 30 | 7:30 pm

    Meet Southern floral artist Sybil Sylvester, author of Fresh. Full of whimsy, joy, and elegance, Fresh is a paean to floral beauty, the perfect book for flower lovers and...

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  87. Art in Bloom Park Tour

    Friday, March 31 | 9:30 am

    Explore new plantings, sustainability features, and contemporary art on display in the Park. Wear walking shoes.

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  88. Flowers of the Umstead and Beyond with Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist

    Friday, March 31 | 10:30 am

    Florist Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist demonstrates how he creates the designs that grace the lobbies and ballrooms of the Triangle’s most luxurious establishments.... READ MORE

  89. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Videri Chocolate

    Friday, March 31 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-made handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate. Chocolate lovers can taste the products and meet artisan Starr Sink.

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  90. Botanical Couture Headpieces Master Class and Luncheon with Françoise Weeks

    Friday, March 31 | Noon

    After joining Françoise Weeks for a floral-inspired buffet lunch, create your own glamorous headpiece. Weeks’s stunning couture designs would be at home on any runway....

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  91. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 1 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  92. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 1:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  93. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 2 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  94. Guided Tours of Art in Bloom

    Friday, March 31 | 2:30 pm

    Free with Art in Bloom admission. No reservations required, but space is limited. Meet docents at designated points on the exhibition map.

    Each docent-led tour covers one...

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  95. Horti-Couture: Fresh Flower Fashions on Stage

    sold out - Friday, March 31 | 3 pm

    Enjoy a program of floral fashion clothing and accessories created by AIFD designers and the North Carolina Florists Association and friends, inspired by the tropics of...

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  96. Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

    Friday, March 31 | 5:30 pm

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  97. Art in Bloom Friday Tour with the NCMA Contemporaries

    sold out - Friday, March 31 | 6:30 pm

    Young professionals are invited to mingle at the wine bar before enjoying a guided tour of Art in Bloom.

     

    Separate tickets required for admission to Art in Bloom.

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