Calendar

  1. Lunch and Lecture: “An Introduction to Ansel Adams”

    SOLD OUT - Friday, February 17 | 11 am

    Linda Dougherty, Curator of Contemporary Art

    In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams (1902–84) became one of America’s most renowned photographers. The lecture...

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  2. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour: The Reunion Tour

    Friday, February 17 | 6:30 pm

    Mingle at the wine bar in West Building, and then meet your docent at the East Building Information Desk to learn about the 14th-century Ghissi altarpiece. After years of...

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  3. Online Course: The Photography of Ansel Adams through a Contemporary Lens

    Saturday, January 21 | 8 am

    Explore the enduring impact of Ansel Adams's photography through interviews with contemporary North Carolina photographers, such as Elizabeth Matheson and Burk Uzzle. This...

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  4. Art + Cuisine: Ansel Adams—Shades of Gray

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, February 22 | 6:30 pm

    One man, one camera captured the essential beauty of nature. Join curator Linda Dougherty for a fascinating look at how this monochromatic master developed his timeless...

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  5. Member Lecture: “A Day with Ansel Adams”

    Saturday, February 25 | 10:30 am

    The exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks focuses on “The Museum Set,” a collection of photographs chosen by Adams himself as the best work of his career. The lecture, by by...

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  6. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Saturday, February 25 | 11:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  7. Teen Workshop: Synth Worlds

    Saturday, February 25 | Noon

    Inspired by Ansel Adams: Masterworks, artist and educator Neill Prewitt introduces experimental photographic and drawing methods to document “landscapes” built with natural...

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  8. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Saturday, February 25 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  9. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Saturday, February 25 | 2:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  10. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Sunday, February 26 | 1:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  11. Family Tours of Ansel Adams: Masterworks

    Sunday, February 26 | 2:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket for Ansel Adams: Masterworks. Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet...

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  12. Member Preview Day - Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520

    Friday, March 3 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the...

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  13. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Saturday, March 4 | 11:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  14. Pop-Up Art: Inspired by Calligraphy

    Saturday, March 4 | Noon

    Create imaginative letters inspired by calligraphy in the exhibition Glory of Venice.

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  15. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Saturday, March 4 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  16. Glory of Venice Opening Celebration

    Saturday, March 4 | 7 pm

    In the 15th and 16th centuries, Venice was a center of commerce and trade, politics, and, of course, art. Celebrate the opening of this opulent, significant exhibition with...

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  17. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Sunday, March 5 | 11:30 am

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  18. Family Tours of Glory of Venice

    Sunday, March 5 | 1:30 pm

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid Glory of Venice: Masterworks Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 exhibition ticket. Sign up that day;...

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  19. Dining after Dark: Ansel Adams—Peaks and Valleys

    SOLD OUT - Friday, March 10 | 6:30 pm

    Go west with curator Linda Dougherty as she introduces the spectacular and breathtaking photography of Ansel Adams. See how he set the standard for today’s photographs and...

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  20. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour: Viewing Venice

    Friday, March 17 | 6:30 pm

    Mingle at the wine bar in West Building, and then meet your docent in East Building in front of the Glory of Venice exhibition at 7:30 pm. The 50 works in Glory of Venice...

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  21. Member Lecture: “Venetian Renaissance Realities"

    Saturday, March 18 | 10:30 am

    Between about 1460 and 1520, painters in Venice generated a remarkable transformation, abandoning gold ground painting for a natural-looking reality. They realized glowing...

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  22. College Workshop: Sculptural Forms in Paper with Leigh Suggs

    Saturday, March 18 | Noon

    Inspired by the landscape forms in Ansel Adams’s photographs, students use simple tools to transform paper into sculptural forms by cutting, folding, weaving, and exploring...

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  23. Curator’s Talk: Glory of Venice

    Friday, March 24 | 11 am

    While Giovanni Bellini was spawning a pictorial revolution in Venice about 1500, other craftsmen and entrepreneurs were adopting and perfecting new technologies and formats...

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  24. Curator's Talk: Glory of Venice

    Saturday, March 25 | 11 am

    Celebrate the 1591st anniversary of the founding of Venice with exhibition co-curator David Steel. The paintings in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition represent the first...

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  25. Teen Workshop: Story Portraits

    Saturday, March 25 | Noon

    Inspired by the portraits in Glory of Venice and the permanent collection, artist/educator William Paul Thomas guides students through the fundamentals of creating...

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  26. Family Fun Saturdays: Cartographic Self

    Saturday, April 8 | 10 am

    Take inspiration from maps and city scenes on view in the exhibition Glory of Venice. Then, create a multimedia map of a meaningful place or important person—including you!... READ MORE

  27. Family Fun Saturdays: Cartographic Self

    Saturday, April 8 | 1 pm

    Take inspiration from maps and city scenes on view in the exhibition Glory of Venice. Then, create a multimedia map of a meaningful place or important person—including you!... READ MORE

  28. Member Monday

    Monday, April 10 | 10 am

    Join other Museum members for an exclusive viewing day for Ansel Adams: Masterworks and Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520. This special day is a benefit for...

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  29. Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

    Tuesday, April 11 | 8 am

    Explore visual literacy and its connection to North Carolina Essential Standards. Opportunities to practice concept mapping, inquiry-based discussion, and multimodal...

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  30. Mixed Media: The American West in Virtual Reality

    Friday, April 21 | 7 pm

    Experience the majesty of Sequoia National Park through the photography of Ansel Adams and the immersive experience of virtual reality. Derek Rowe, founder of WildEyes,...

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  31. Studio Class: Renaissance-Inspired Jewelry

    Sunday, April 23 | 10 am

    Jewelry artist Betty McKim is inspired by iconic Venetian Renaissance portraits as she helps participants create a pierced silhouette image accented with gold leaf....

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  32. “Venice, Denver, Raleigh: Transporting Glory of Venice to the NCMA”

    Friday, April 28 | 11 am

    Take a virtual trip behind the scenes and discover the role that the Registration Department plays to ensure the safe and secure arrival of valuable art to the Museum. 

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  33. Don’t Look Now

    Friday, April 28 | 8 pm

    (1973) Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason. (110 min.) R

    A dreary, haunted Venice holds uneasy secrets in a film that begins with the...

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  34. Two-Day Studio Class: Venetian Sculpture

    Saturday, April 29 | 10 am

    Design, carve, and polish your own Venetian-like sculpture from alabaster during this two-day class under the tutelage of award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander. Register...

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  35. Studio Class: Venetian Water World

    Tuesday, May 2 | 1:30 pm

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

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  36. Ansel Adams: Visualization and the Perfect Print

    Friday, May 5 | 11 am

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

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  37. Studio Class: Venetian Water World

    Saturday, May 6 | 1:30 pm

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

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  38. Pop-Up Art: Sculptures

    Sunday, May 7 | Noon

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

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  39. Dining after Dark: Gondola Not Required

    Friday, May 12 | 6:30 pm

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

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