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  1. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  2. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  3. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 3 | 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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  6. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  7. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 10:15 am

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  8. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 11:15 am

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  9. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 1:15 pm

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  10. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  11. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  12. Night Hike in the Museum Park (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, October 6 | 7 pm

    Join us for a hike at one of the best venues under the evening sky. REI provides headlamps and trekking poles for a hike of three to five miles. Afterward we’ll enjoy...

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  13. Sudden Fear

    Friday, October 6 | 8 pm

    (1952) Directed by David Miller. Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame. (111 min.) DCP.

    A successful middle-aged playwright (Joan Crawford) falls madly in love with...

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  14. Seminar—Celebrating 25 Years of Dutch and Flemish Art at the NCMA

    Saturday, October 7 | 9:15 am

    In a series of illustrated lectures, Dennis Weller reminisces about his role in adding to the NCMA’s outstanding Dutch and Flemish collection and developing exhibitions...

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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 7 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  16. Studio Class: Form and Space—Drawing with William Paul Thomas

    Saturday, October 7 | Noon

    This studio class focuses on rendering illusionistic form and space with chalk pastels. Working from direct observation, students combine and synthesize elements from works...

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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  18. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 7 | 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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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  21. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 8 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  23. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  25. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  26. School’s Out Camp: Around the World in Five Days, Ages 6-10

    Monday, October 9 | 9 am

    This is your ticket for a whirlwind art-making adventure! Begin each day in a new country and create works of art inspired by the places you visit.

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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 10 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  30. Dining after Dark: Rediscovering Rodin (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, October 12 | 6:30 pm

    November 17 marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death. David Steel, curator of European art, discusses how Rodin created the works we see in the galleries and offers...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  32. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Mallarmé Chamber Players and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    Friday, October 13 | 8 pm

    The popular Durham-based Mallarmé Chamber Players accompany a special screening the classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

    Included in season ticket. No docent-led tour...

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  33. Pi Alpha Xi Fal Plant Sale

    Saturday, October 14 | 8 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their fall plant sale in partnership with the NCMA. The...

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  34. Family Fun Saturdays: Small to Supersized

    Saturday, October 14 | 10 am

    Discover art in the Museum’s collection that transforms everyday objects, places, and ideas into something HUGE! Then, collaborate with your group to create a supersized...

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  35. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 14 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  36. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  37. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 14 | 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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  38. Family Fun Saturdays: Small to Supersized

    Saturday, October 14 | 1 pm

    Discover art in the Museum’s collection that transforms everyday objects, places, and ideas into something HUGE! Then, collaborate with your group to create a supersized...

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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  40. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  41. Pi Alpha Xi Fal Plant Sale

    Sunday, October 15 | 10 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their fall plant sale in partnership with the NCMA. The...

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 15 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  44. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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

    Sunday, October 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 17 | 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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  48. Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

    Tuesday, October 17 | 8 am

    This five-week course explores visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the North Carolina Essential Standards. The course includes opportunities for...

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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  50. Artist Lecture—Matthew Brandt

    Wednesday, October 18 | 7 pm

    Calling his approach “a little bit messy and experimental,” Matthew Brandt produces large-scale photographs through labor-intensive processes recalling the 19th-century...

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  51. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 10:15 am

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

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

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  52. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 11:15 am

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

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

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  53. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 1:15 pm

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

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

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  54. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  56. Gallery Games: Creepy Babies and Other Spooky Things

    Friday, October 20 | 6:30 pm

    Happy (almost) Halloween! Ever think a work of art was watching you? Or maybe you took one look at a creepy baby or child in a work of art and thought of your favorite (or...

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  57. Dead Again

    Friday, October 20 | 8 pm

    (1991) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi. (107 min.) R. 35mm from UNCSA.

    A shabby LA PI is sucked into an amnesiac’s nightmares...

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  58. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 21 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  59. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  60. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 21 | 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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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  63. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 22 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  64. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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

    Sunday, October 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

    Sunday, October 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

    Sunday, October 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 24 | 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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  69. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  71. Member Preview Day: Inspiring Beauty

    Friday, October 27 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the...

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  72. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  73. The Lost City of Z

    Friday, October 27 | 8 pm

    (2017) Directed by James Gray. Charlie Hunnam. Robert Pattinson. Sienna Miller. (141 min.) Digital.

    Ambition morphs into obsession as a gentleman explorer pushes into the...

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  74. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 28 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  75. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, October 28 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-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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  76. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  77. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 28 | 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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  78. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  79. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 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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  80. Opening Event—Runway Fashion Show and Dance Party in Celebration of Inspiring Beauty

    Saturday, October 28 | 8 pm

    Attitude. That’s what it takes to rock the runway, and we’ve got tons of it to open our new exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Watch our runway...

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  81. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 29 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  82. Pop-Up Art: Nighttime Skies

    Sunday, October 29 | Noon

    Create a dynamic nighttime dreamscape in a bottle inspired by Skunder Boghossian’s moody painting.

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  83. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  84. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  85. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  86. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Juilliard String Quartet

    Sunday, October 29 | 2 pm

    The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, performs a concert featuring the music of Haydn, Dvorak, and...

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  87. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 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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  88. A Conversation with André Leon Talley

    Sunday, October 29 | 6 pm

    Fashion icon André Leon Talley became a household name as an editor for Vogue and a judge for America’s Next Top Model. Few may know that Talley is originally from Durham...

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  89. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 31 | 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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