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  1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Saturday, July 1 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  2. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 1 | 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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 1 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  4. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 1 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  5. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 1 | 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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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Sunday, July 2 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  7. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 2 | 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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  8. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 2 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 2 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  10. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 2 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 4 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  12. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 5 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 6 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  14. Lunch and Lecture: New Art in the Park

    Friday, July 7 | 11 am

    Linda Dougherty, chief curator and curator of Contemporary art, discusses new works of art in the Museum Park, including abstract steel sculptures by Mark di Suvero, a...

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  15. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 7 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  16. Sixteen Candles

    Friday, July 7 | 9 pm

    Sixteen Candles
    (1984) Written and directed by John Hughes. Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling. (93 min.) PG

    Samantha’s family, distracted by her...

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  17. Studio Class: Jewelry Design

    Saturday, July 8 | 10 am

    Raleigh jewelry artist Sarah Tector guides participants in creating modern bronze and sterling silver jewelry inspired by the permanent collection. Shape and form...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Saturday, July 8 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  19. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 8 | 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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 8 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 8 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 8 | 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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  23. Say Anything

    Saturday, July 8 | 9 pm

    Say Anything 
    (1989) Written and directed by Cameron Crowe. John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney. (100 min.) PG-13

    Underachieving aspiring kickboxing Lloyd Dobler has the...

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  24. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Sunday, July 9 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 9 | 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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  26. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 9 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 9 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  28. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 9 | 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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  29. Summer Camp: Water World, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 10 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art. Watercolors, sharks, and mermaids—let all things...

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  30. Summer Camp: Water World, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 10 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art. Watercolors, sharks, and mermaids—let all things...

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  31. Summer Camp: Water World, Ages 10–11

    Monday, July 10 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art. Watercolors, sharks, and mermaids—let all things...

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  32. Middle School Workshop: Get Your Stitch On, Ages 11–13 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 10 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Sew a textile masterpiece or design your own stuffed animal. Experiment with thread, fabric,...

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  33. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 11 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 12 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  35. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 13 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  36. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 14 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  37. HOOPLA: Party in the Park

    Friday, July 14 | 5 pm

    Hoopla is back, Polynesian style, with a Carolina luau! Experience fire dancers and ukulele music amid art in the Park. A local DJ spins tunes, and Imagine Circus dazzles...

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  38. Moana

    Friday, July 14 | 9 pm

    Moana
    (2016) Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall. Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House. (107 min.) PG

    Disney’s latest indomitable princess hails from ancient...

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  39. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, July 15 | 9:30 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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  40. Family Fun Saturdays: Sculpt It!

    Saturday, July 15 | 10 am

    Look through the lens of contemporary artists to discover sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Imagine, design, and make your own sculpture to take home.

    Gallery tour plus...

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  41. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Saturday, July 15 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  42. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 15 | 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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  43. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 15 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  44. Family Fun Saturdays: Sculpt It!

    Saturday, July 15 | 1 pm

    Look through the lens of contemporary artists to discover sculptures of all shapes and sizes. Imagine, design, and make your own sculpture to take home.

    Gallery tour plus...

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 15 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 15 | 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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  47. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Saturday, July 15 | 9 pm

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    (2016) Directed by Gareth Edwards. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk. (133 min.) PG-13

    George Lucas envisions a prequel to A New Hope as...

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  48. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Sunday, July 16 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  49. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 16 | 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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  50. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 16 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 16 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  52. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 16 | 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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  53. Summer Camp: Mix It Up, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 17 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Sculpture, collage, painting, and drawing! Discover the variety of media in our galleries...

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  54. Summer Camp: Mix It Up, Ages 10–11

    Monday, July 17 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Sculpture, collage, painting, and drawing! Discover the variety of media in our galleries...

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  55. Middle School Workshop: A Blank Canvas, Ages 11–13 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 17 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    You will discover a never-ending supply of inspiration in our collection. Then you’ll use...

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  56. Summer Camp: Mix It Up, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 17 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Sculpture, collage, painting, and drawing! Discover the variety of media in our galleries...

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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 18 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 19 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  59. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 20 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  60. Panel Discussion on Contemporary Diaspora Art

    Thursday, July 20 | 7 pm

    A lively conversation on the relationship between African art and the global art community. The panel includes Nigerian-born artist Victor Ekpuk and other artists of...

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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 21 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  62. Brazil

    Friday, July 21 | 9 pm

    Brazil
    (1985) Written and directed by Terry Gilliam. Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Robert De Niro. (132 min.) R

    A tiny bureaucratic cog in a bleak, clanking steampunk...

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  63. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Saturday, July 22 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  64. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 22 | 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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  65. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 22 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 22 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  67. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 22 | 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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  68. Mandolin Orange, with Joe Pug

    Saturday, July 22 | 8 pm

    Mandolin Orange formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill around the talents of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Marlin and violinist-guitarist Emily Frantz. The...

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  69. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Sunday, July 23 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  70. Pop-Up Art: Mellow Mosaics

    Sunday, July 23 | Noon

    Keep it cool at the Museum and design a meditative mosaic that takes its cues from ancient art.  

    Free art-making activities for all ages in the Museum galleries and...

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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 23 | 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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  72. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 23 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 23 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  74. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 23 | 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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  75. Summer Camp: Color Your World, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 24 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Experience painting like never before as you discover the ins and outs of mixing colors and...

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  76. Pre-K Summer Camp: Animal Adventures, July 24-28, Ages 4-5

    Monday, July 24 | 9 am

    Can you slither like a snake or stand like a flamingo? Then you’ll love this week of wild and wonderful animals from around the globe.

    Download the Summer Camp Health Form...

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  77. Summer Camp: Color Your World, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 24 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Experience painting like never before as you discover the ins and outs of mixing colors and...

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  78. Summer Camp: Color Your World, Ages 10–11

    Monday, July 24 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Experience painting like never before as you discover the ins and outs of mixing colors and...

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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 25 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 26 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  81. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 27 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 28 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  83. An American in Paris

    Friday, July 28 | 9 pm

    An American in Paris 
    (1951) Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. (113 min.)

    George Gershwin’s classic songs tell the story of a GI who...

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  84. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, July 29 | 9:30 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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  85. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Saturday, July 29 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  86. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 29 | 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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  87. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 29 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  89. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, July 29 | 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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  90. La La Land

    Saturday, July 29 | 9 pm

    La La Land
    (2016) Written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend. (128 min.) PG-13

    The City of Stars is a magnet for an aspiring actress...

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  91. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Poetry in Art

    Sunday, July 30 | 10:30 am

    Write, scribble, and compose using art as your inspiration.

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  92. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 30 | 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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  93. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 30 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  94. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 30 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  95. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, July 30 | 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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  96. Belle & Sebastian and Andrew Bird (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 31 | 7:30 pm

    For indie music aficionados it doesn’t get any better than this, a dream pairing of the Scottish septet Belle and Sebastian and the American singer-songwriter and...

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  97. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 8–9

    Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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  98. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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  99. Middle School Workshop: Disconnect to Reconnect, Ages 11–13

    Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Power down and take some time to find out who you are and what makes you special through a...

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  100. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 10–11

    Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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