1. 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...


  2. 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...


  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...


  4. Studio Class: "Wall Flowers"

    Tuesday, February 28 | 1:30 pm

    In advance of Art in Bloom, two classes focus on flowers in the Museum’s collection. On day one a gallery scavenger hunt reveals flowers in unexpected places (you’ll learn...


  5. Studio Class: "Wall Flowers"

    Saturday, March 4 | 1:30 pm

    With Art in Bloom in mind, art educator Becky Bailey asks students to see the patterns of abstracted flowers during a gallery sketching session. She then guides...


  6. Member Lecture: “Venetian Renaissance Realities"

    Saturday, March 18 | 1:30 pm

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


  7. 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...


  8. 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...


  9. Floral Jewelry Workshop with Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    Thursday, March 30 | 11 am

    Anahit Hakobyan, Viva la Flora Designs

    Wear your art on your sleeve, on your lapel, or around your neck. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry from fresh flowers and...


  10. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Greenwich Bay Soaps

    Thursday, March 30 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-based artisan French-milled vegetable soaps enriched with shea butter, essential oils, and natural extracts in captivating botanical scents, artfully paper-wrapped...


  11. Woodland Design with Françoise Weeks

    Thursday, March 30 | 2 pm

    Françoise Weeks brings the woods of the Pacific Northwest to the NCMA stage using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs, and flowers to create lush...


  12. Flowers of the Umstead and Beyond with Steve Taras, Watered Garden Florist

    Friday, March 31 | 10:30 am

    Florist Steve Taras of Watered Garden Florist demonstrates how he creates the designs that grace the lobbies and ballrooms of the Triangle’s most luxurious establishments.... READ MORE

  13. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Videri Chocolate

    Friday, March 31 | 11:30 am

    Raleigh-made handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate. Chocolate lovers can taste the products and meet artisan Starr Sink.


  14. Botanical Couture Headpieces Master Class and Luncheon with Françoise Weeks

    Friday, March 31 | Noon

    After joining Françoise Weeks for a floral-inspired buffet lunch, create your own glamorous headpiece. Weeks’s stunning couture designs would be at home on any runway....


  15. The Art of Perfuming Workshop

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, April 1 | 10:30 am

    Carolyn Hassett, Escentuelle Signature Fragrances


    Create a one-of-a-kind perfume using the highest quality ingredients from Grasse, France.


    Separate tickets...


  16. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: The Qi Garden

    Saturday, April 1 | 11:30 am

    Hillsborough artisan Lucia Shaw’s handmade intricate shea butter soap sculptures, scented with essential oils. Each one is a work of art.


  17. Bonsai for Beginners Workshop I by the Triangle Bonsai Society

    SOLD OUT; same workshop offered April 2 - Saturday, April 1 | 1 pm

    Create your own bonsai with the guidance of bonsai expert Harold Johnson and members of the Triangle Bonsai Society.


    Separate tickets required for admission to Art in...


  18. Botanical Couture with Françoise Weeks

    Saturday, April 1 | 2 pm

    Françoise Weeks combines the luxury of fresh flowers with the glamour of haute couture design, creating purses shoes, scarves and more in striking floral fashions.



  19. Art in Bloom Museum Store Trunk Show: Escentuelle

    Sunday, April 2 | 11:30 am

    Scent artist Carolyn Hassett demonstrates the French science of fragrance design. Sample unique essences and discover what your personal scent might be.

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  20. Bonsai for Beginners Workshop II by the Triangle Bonsai Society

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, April 2 | 1 pm

    Create your own bonsai with the guidance of bonsai expert Harold Johnson and members of the Triangle Bonsai Society. Please note: This class is a repeat of workshop I.




  21. War of the Roses

    Sunday, April 2 | 2 pm

    Inspired by History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection, two floral designers battle to see whose interpretation of a work of art is deemed best....


  22. 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...


  23. Two-Day Studio Class: Try Tapestry!

    Saturday, April 22 | 10 am

    Create a small tapestry (or two!) with master artist Turid Teague, who begins her two-day class with a gallery tour of the NCMA’s permanent collection. She then guides...


  24. 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....


  25. “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. 



  26. Two-Day Studio Class: Venetian Sculpture

    Saturday, April 29 | 10 am

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


  27. 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...


  28. 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...


  29. 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...


  30. Weinberg Lecture of Egyptology: “Agatha Christie, Archaeology, and Alzheimer's”

    Sunday, May 7 | 2 pm

    Agatha Christie’s life with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her mysteries, including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and...


  31. Two-Day Studio Class: Indigo Textiles

    Saturday, May 20 | 10 am

    Textile artist Susan Fennell guides the class in the ancient Japanese dyeing process known as Shibori, Participants create patterns on cloth using a variety of resists and...