The North Carolina Museum of Art

Adults

Join us for engaging programs designed to enhance your appreciation of the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and beautiful campus. From book club gatherings and Sunday afternoon lectures to events in the Museum Park, there are a variety of exciting possibilities for connecting with your Museum.

Friday, October 31 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 6 pm

Reggie Fest: Halloween Beer Bar and Magic

Conservator Perry Hurt gives 10-minute talks about Tudor blue-blood Reginald Scott, the subject... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Trick or Treat

A Dutch genre scene suggests the ups and downs of everyday life. Explore details that evoke... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Trick or Treat

A Dutch genre scene suggests the ups and downs of everyday life. Explore details that evoke... Read more >

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Sunday, November 2 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 2 | 3 pm

Emanuel Gruber: French Masters

Debussy and Rodin, Poulenc and Feininger, Franck and Monet: these French contemporaries explored... Read more >

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Thursday, November 6 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, November 7 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, November 7 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, November 8 | 11 am

Small Treasures Lecture: Who Was Vermeer?

Curator Dennis Weller explores the genius Johannes Vermeer brought to his rare masterpieces.

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Sunday, November 9 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 9 | 2 pm

Kanof Lecture: Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey

Herod the Great died in 4 B.C.E. in Jericho and was buried at Herodium, where he had prepared... Read more >

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Thursday, November 13 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 11 am SOLD OUT

Lunch and Lecture: Public and Private: Very Large and Very Small in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

Highlighting the masterpieces in Small Treasures, this lecture by Dennis P. Weller, curator of ... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, November 15 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 16 | 11:30 am

Guided Tours: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Monday, November 17 | 10 am

Small Treasures Member Mondays

The Small Treasures exhibition is open for viewing exclusively for members on these select... Read more >

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Thursday, November 20 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Sacred Motherhood

Spanning thousands of years and numerous cultures, Sacred Motherhood explores the symbolism... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, November 22 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 23 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Friday, November 28 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Sunday, November 30 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Thursday, December 4 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, December 7 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Thursday, December 11 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 19 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 26 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 2 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 9 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Thursday, January 15 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Italian Baroque: Art as Theater

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 16 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 16 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Italian Baroque: Art as Theater

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, January 22 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Holland and Flanders in the Age of Rembrandt and Rubens

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 23 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 23 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Holland and Flanders in the Age of Rembrandt and Rubens

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, January 24 | 10 am

Art Day

On Art Day curators and conservators team up to examine works of art brought in by Museum... Read more >

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Thursday, January 29 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 5 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, February 8 | 3 pm

Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet: Masters of the Small Form

This program explores the similarities between two eras of tremendous creative output. Just as... Read more >

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Thursday, February 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 26 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, March 5 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Post-Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Post-Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, March 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, March 15 | 3 pm

Fire Pink Trio: The Goddess in Every Woman

In honor of International Women’s Day, this concert pairs compositions by women with works in... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Thursday, March 26 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 2 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 9 | 11 am

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 6:30 pm

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 16 | 11 am

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 6:30 pm

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

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 23 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 30 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, May 3 | 3 pm

Findlen and Magnone present Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle

North Carolina composer Kenneth Frazelle’s life’s work has been setting the state’s sights,... Read more >

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Thursday, May 7 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, May 14 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 22 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 29 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Joseph Covington’s great skill provides significant information in a most understandable way so that even ‘greenhorn’ art students can understand and grasp what is being presented.”   John Robinson

Joseph Covington is a remarkable teacher; his presentation is so well developed and explained. I hope for more opportunities to learn from him.” Anonymous