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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  2. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 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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  3. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  4. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  5. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  6. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 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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  7. Sensory Art Feast and Strolling Supper

    Thursday, May 3 | 6:30 pm

    Experience food, light, scent, sound, and color while visiting several of the galleries in You Are Here. Inspired cuisine and beverages enhance the art-viewing experience....

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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 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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  9. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 4 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, a new evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday night starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious selection...

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  10. The Love Punch

    Friday, May 4 | 8 pm

    (2013) Written and directed by Joel Hopkins. Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie. (94 min.) DVD.

    When a financial shark gobbles the retirement funds...

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  11. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 5 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  12. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 5 | 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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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 5 | 11:30 am

    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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 5 | 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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  15. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 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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  16. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 6 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 6 | 11:30 am

    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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  18. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 6 | 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

    Sunday, May 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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  20. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 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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  22. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 9 | 5:30 pm

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 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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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 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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  25. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 11 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, a new evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday night starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious selection...

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  26. Lost in Paris

    Friday, May 11 | 8 pm

    (2016) Written, directed by, and starring Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel, with Emmanuelle Riva. (83 min.) DCP.

    A Canadian librarian embarks on a long-dreamed-of trip to...

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  27. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 12 | 8:45 am

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

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  28. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 12 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  29. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 12 | 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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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 12 | 11:30 am

    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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  31. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 12 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  32. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 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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  33. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Live Music Soiree and A Late Quartet (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 12 | 6:15 pm

    The NCMA and Chamber Music Raleigh present a special movie-music combo: a performance by Oak City String Quartet followed by the film A Late Quartet, starring Philip...

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  34. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 13 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  35. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 13 | 11:30 am

    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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 13 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  37. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 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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  38. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Symphony Winds

    Sunday, May 13 | 2 pm

    The woodwind quintet Symphony Winds performs the music of Czech composer Leoš Janáček and North Carolina composer Charles Delaney. Called “a hidden treasure” by Indy Week,...

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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  40. Light Bright Adult Workshop (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 15 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

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  41. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Tuesday, May 15 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 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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  43. Light Bright Adult Workshop (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 16 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  44. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Wednesday, May 16 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  45. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 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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  46. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 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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  47. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 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...

    READ MORE

  48. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 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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  49. Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 pm

    Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled. We invite you to attend the Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, Night Bright community festivals.

    A...

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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 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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  51. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 18 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, a new evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday night starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious selection...

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  52. Night Bright Community Festival: Magical Forest (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Friday, May 18 | 6:30 pm

    Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled. We invite you to attend the Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, Night Bright community festivals.

    A...

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  53. Family Day: Light Play

    Saturday, May 19 | 10 am

    TICKETS

    Explore the magic of light! At this event (free, ticket required), create your own projection art using the Tagtool app, and discover light and shadow through...

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  54. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 19 | 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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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 19 | 11:30 am

    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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 19 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 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...

    READ MORE

  58. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Saturday, May 19 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  59. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 20 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

    READ MORE

  60. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 20 | 11:30 am

    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...

    READ MORE

  61. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 20 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  62. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 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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  63. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: North Carolina Viol Consort

    Sunday, May 20 | 2 pm

    The viol da gamba resembles a violin, sounds like a viola, and is played like a cello. Viol consorts are traditionally early music chamber ensembles that feature the viol...

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  64. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Sunday, May 20 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  65. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Monday, May 21 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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. Light Bright Adult Workshop

    Tuesday, May 22 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  68. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Tuesday, May 22 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  69. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 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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  70. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 23 | 5:30 pm

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

    READ MORE

  71. Light Bright Adult Workshop

    Wednesday, May 23 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  72. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Wednesday, May 23 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 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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  74. Night Bright Community Festival: Magical Forest / Space Is the Place

    Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 pm

    TICKETS

    Start the night in a magical rainforest filled with strange fruit and improbable creatures. Featuring digitally animated projections by Austrian artist...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 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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  76. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 25 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, a new evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday night starting at 5:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious selection...

    READ MORE

  77. Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love / The Incredible Machine

    Friday, May 25 | 6:30 pm

    TICKETS

    Imagine a humongous steam-punk machine that can make dreams come true and a forgotten world at the bottom of the ocean—coming together for one night! Featuring...

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  78. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 26 | 8:45 am

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

    READ MORE

  79. Light Bright Teen Workshop

    Saturday, May 26 | 10 am

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  80. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 26 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

    READ MORE

  81. Guided Tours of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 26 | 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...

    READ MORE

  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 26 | 11:30 am

    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...

    READ MORE

  83. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 26 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 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...

    READ MORE

  85. Light Bright Teen Workshop

    Saturday, May 26 | 2 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  86. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Saturday, May 26 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  87. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 27 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

    READ MORE

  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 27 | 11:30 am

    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. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 27 | 1 pm

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

    READ MORE

  90. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 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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  91. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  92. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 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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  93. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 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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