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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

    Tuesday, April 11 | 8 am

    This five-week course explores the relevance of visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the Common Core Standards. The course includes opportunities for...

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  3. Studio Class: Venetian Water World

    Tuesday, May 2 | 1:30 pm

    This two-part course explores the miraculous and historical existence of Venice as a city. In the first session, art educator Becky Bailey leads a gallery discussion about...

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

    Thursday, May 4 | 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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  5. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, May 4 | 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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  6. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, May 4 | 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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  7. Ansel Adams: Visualization and the Perfect Print

    REGISTRATION CLOSED - Friday, May 5 | 11 am

    Understanding photography as an art medium brings new insight to the exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks. This lecture explores Adams’s mastery of craft, technique, and...

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  8. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Designs and Divinity”

    Friday, May 5 | 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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  9. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Designs and Divinity”

    Friday, May 5 | 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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  10. Wings of the Dove

    Friday, May 5 | 8 pm

    (1997) Directed by Iain Softley. Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alison Elliott. (102 min.) DVD. R

    An impoverished beauty on the edge of polite Edwardian society...

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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Saturday, May 6 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  12. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 6 | 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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  13. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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. Studio Class: Venetian Water World

    CANCELLED - Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 pm

    This two-part course explores the miraculous and historical existence of Venice as a city. In the first session, art educator Becky Bailey leads a gallery discussion about...

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  15. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  16. Mipso, with River Whyless

    Saturday, May 6 | 8 pm

    We’ve been following the rise of a young indie folk band from Chapel Hill known as Mipso. The group coalesced at UNC–Chapel Hill and became a campus favorite. Not long...

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  17. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Sunday, May 7 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  18. Pop-Up Art: Sculptures

    Sunday, May 7 | Noon

    Make a work of art that’s big, red, and shiny, inspired by Mark di Suvero’s sculptures in the Museum Park.

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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 7 | 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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  20. Weinberg Lecture of Egyptology: “Agatha Christie, Archaeology, and Alzheimer's”

    Sunday, May 7 | 2 pm

    Agatha Christie’s life with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her mysteries, including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and...

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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 7 | 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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  22. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Capturing Individuality”

    Friday, May 12 | 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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  23. Dining after Dark: Gondola Not Required

    SOLD OUT - Friday, May 12 | 6:30 pm

    Journey to Venice with Lyle Humphrey, exhibition co-curator, to examine the flowering of the Venetian Renaissance, a period that yielded some of the most sumptuous and...

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  24. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Capturing Individuality”

    Friday, May 12 | 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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  25. Casanova

    Friday, May 12 | 8 pm

    (2005) Directed by Lasse Hallström. Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons. (112 min.) R

    The world’s greatest lover meets his match in this merry romp through...

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  26. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Saturday, May 13 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  27. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 13 | 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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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  29. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  30. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Sunday, May 14 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  31. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 14 | 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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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 14 | 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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  33. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Blue Mountain Ensemble

    Sunday, May 14 | 3 pm

    Blue Mountain presents Klangfarbenmelodie, a concert full of colorful depictions and visual references through sound. Experience moods that have inspired composers and...

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  34. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 18 | 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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  35. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 18 | 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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  36. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 18 | 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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  37. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, May 19 | 5:30 pm

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  38. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Studying Space”

    Friday, May 19 | 6 pm

    Italian artists have used architecture to create depth and context for their human subjects. A late 14th-century painting of St. Jerome offers an example to study and...

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  39. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Studying Space”

    Friday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Italian artists have used architecture to create depth and context for their human subjects. A late 14th-century painting of St. Jerome offers an example to study and...

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  40. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour: Art in the Museum Park

    Friday, May 19 | 7:30 pm

    Mingle at the wine bar in West Building, and then join a docent for an introduction to the newly redesigned Museum Park, including new works of art and the Ellipse. Please...

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  41. Family Fun Saturdays: Classical Black-Figure Puppetry

    Saturday, May 20 | 10 am

    Make your own myth! Bring to life two-dimensional puppets inspired by tales of heroes, gods, and goddesses in classical poetry.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Saturday, May 20 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  43. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 20 | 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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  44. Teen Design Workshop: DIY Cartography

    Saturday, May 20 | Noon

    Join designer/artist/educator Tania Allen for a workshop in experimental map making. Using the Museum Park as a site for reflection, interaction, and collaboration,...

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  45. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  46. Family Fun Saturdays: Classical Black-Figure Puppetry

    Saturday, May 20 | 1 pm

    Make your own myth! Bring to life two-dimensional puppets inspired by tales of heroes, gods, and goddesses in classical poetry.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for...

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  47. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  48. Two-Day Studio Class: Indigo Textiles

    Saturday, May 20 | 10 am

    Textile artist Susan Fennell guides the class in the ancient Japanese dyeing process known as Shibori, Participants create patterns on cloth using a variety of resists and...

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  49. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Sunday, May 21 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 21 | 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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  51. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 21 | 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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  52. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Miracles Manifested”

    Friday, May 26 | 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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  53. Friday Night Sound Bites: “Miracles Manifested”

    Friday, May 26 | 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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  54. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Saturday, May 27 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

    READ MORE

  55. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 27 | 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...

    READ MORE

  56. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  57. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 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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  58. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bon Voyage!

    Sunday, May 28 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the places art can take you as you travel the world without leaving the Museum walls. 

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

    READ MORE

  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 28 | 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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  60. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 28 | 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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