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  1. 
David Dyer Trio

    Friday, February 5 | 5:30 pm

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  2. Cocktails, Craft, and Camaraderie: Art Journaling…Beginnings

    SOLD OUT - Friday, February 5 | 6:30 pm

    Each year brings new possibilities for an art journal. Explore creative goals, new art supplies, or simply documenting your day. Join artist Ophelia Staton for an artful...

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  3. Kiss Me Kate

    Friday, February 5 | 8 pm

    (1953) Directed by George Sidney. Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller. (109 min.) Blu-Ray.

    Two egomaniacal Broadway stars, played by preening Howard Keel and...

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  4. Story Time: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett

    Saturday, February 6 | 1 pm

    Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books inspired by works of art in the...

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  5. Public Exhibition Tour: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim

    Sunday, February 7 | 11:30 am

    For individuals and groups of up to eight. Visit the Box Office to sign up for tours that day. First come, first served. 

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  6. Studio Samplers: Symbols of Love

    Tuesday, February 9 | 1:30 pm

    View gifts and gift-giving as portrayed in the permanent collection, and design stamps with love symbols for your own embellished gift bag. 

    All supplies provided....

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  7. All That Jazz

    Friday, February 12 | 8 pm

    (1979) Directed by Bob Fosse. Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking. (123 min.) DCP.

    Bob Fosse’s sprawling, frantic autobiography/meditation/rant is a razzle-dazzle...

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  8. Public Exhibition Tour: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim

    Saturday, February 13 | 11:30 am

    For individuals and groups of up to eight. Visit the Box Office to sign up for tours that day. First come, first served. 

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  9. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, February 18 | 10:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  10. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, February 18 | 11:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  11. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, February 18 | 1:15 pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each...

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  12. Dining after Dark: Praise the Frame

    Thursday, February 18 | 6:30 pm

    Just as clothes can make the person, so, too, can frames make the painting. And like clothing, frame styles have changed as the decades passed. Join curator Dennis Weller...

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  13. DJ Forge

    Friday, February 19 | 5:30 pm

    Forge is no stranger to creating an energetic environment. Known for satisfying large crowds at parties and UNC games, he shifts gears on this night.

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  14. NCMA Book Club Discussion: Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Friday, February 19 | 6:30 pm

    Wealthy Igbo twins survive eastern Nigeria’s civil war during the 1960s, struggling with mutual loyalty crosshatched with distrust as they gravitate toward very different...

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  15. Contemporaries Third Friday Tours

    Friday, February 19 | 6:30 pm

    Happy Hour, 6:30 pm
    Tour, 7:30 pm

    Mingle at the West Building wine bar before enjoying a free tour. Docents choose their favorite works of art, behind-the-scenes...

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  16. Art Rx

    Friday, February 19 | 6:30 pm

    If you’ve ever wondered how to begin or improve a painting or drawing, Art Rx is for you. With 30 years of experience, artist and Wake Forest University professor Page...

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  17. Lady in the Dark

    Friday, February 19 | 8 pm

    (1944) Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter. (100 min.) 35mm print from Universal Film Archive.

    Brittle Allure magazine editor Liza...

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  18. Family Fun Saturdays: Pattern Portraits

    Saturday, February 20 | 10 am

    Take inspiration from the dynamic figures and textile patterns in Hayv Kahraman’s Kawliya 1 and other works in the collection to create patterned portraits of family...

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  19. Teacher Workshop: Artful Storytelling

    Saturday, February 20 | 10:15 am

    Storytelling encourages students to engage deeply, wonder, and investigate. Participants explore a variety of possibilities for using art to get students crafting, telling,...

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  20. Family Fun Saturdays: Pattern Portraits

    Saturday, February 20 | 1 pm

    Take inspiration from the dynamic figures and textile patterns in Hayv Kahraman’s Kawliya 1 and other works in the collection to create patterned portraits of family...

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  21. Public Exhibition Tour: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim

    Sunday, February 21 | 11:30 am

    For individuals and groups of up to eight. Visit the Box Office to sign up for tours that day. First come, first served. 

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  22. Studio Samplers: Pompous Plates

    Tuesday, February 23 | 1:30 pm

    Use historic portraits in the permanent collection as inspiration, and then create low-relief clay portraits.

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  23. The Impressionists

    Thursday, February 25 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  24. NCMA Book Club Discussion: The Longest Ride, Nicholas Sparks

    Friday, February 26 | 7 pm

    Set in Western North Carolina and inspired by Black Mountain College, Sparks’s romance novel chronicles two couples’ enduring love with each other and with great works of...

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  25. Buck Privates

    Friday, February 26 | 7:30 pm

    (1941) Directed by Arthur Lubin. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, the Andrews Sisters. (84 min.) 35mm print from Universal Film Archive.

    A pre-Pearl Harbor slapstick propaganda...

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  26. Teen Microfiction Workshop with Chris Vitiello

    Saturday, February 27 | 1 pm

    Microfiction—quick-hit stories roughly 200 words long—allows you to evoke rather than overdescribe. Using the NCMA's art collection as inspiration, Durham writer-editor...

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  27. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Aurora Musicalis presents “Brahms and Beyond”

    Sunday, February 28 | 3 pm

    Featuring Brahms’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, op. 87, and Carl Fruhling’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano. Modest by nature, Brahms couldn’t help but gush to...

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  28. Cézanne and Rodin

    Thursday, March 3 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  29. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, March 4 | 5:30 pm

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  30. Cézanne and Rodin

    Friday, March 4 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  31. Why Be Good?

    Friday, March 4 | 8 pm

    (1929) Directed by William A. Seiter. Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing. (81 min.) DCP restoration. Silent, with live piano accompaniment by David Drazin.

    Pert...

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  32. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Ciompi Quartet

    Sunday, March 6 | 3 pm

    The Triangle’s celebrated string ensemble adds horns and piano to present one of its most imaginative programs ever. The centerpiece of the concert is a new composition...

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  33. Postimpressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

    Thursday, March 10 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  34. Strictly Ballroom

    Friday, March 11 | 8 pm

    (1992) Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter. (94 min.) 35mm print from Park Circus Films.

    Baz Luhrmann’s first film evokes his...

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  35. American Visions

    Thursday, March 17 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  36. Shall We Dance

    Friday, March 18 | 8 pm

    (1996) Written and directed by Masayuki Suo. Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka. (136 min.) In Japanese with English subtitles. 35mm print from Park Circus...

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  37. Cuban Fury

    Friday, March 25 | 8 pm

    (2014) Directed by James Griffiths. Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’ Dowd. (98 min.) DCP.

    Portly cubicle drone Bruce has banked the fires of his passion for competitive...

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  38. Ceremonial Arts of Africa

    Thursday, March 31 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  39. Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

    Friday, April 1 | 6:30 pm

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  40. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

    Friday, April 1 | 8 pm

    (2004) Directed by Guy Ferland. Diego Luna, Romola Garai, Sela Ward, John Slattery. (86 min.) PG-13. 35mm print.

    Poor Katey has to move to Havana and live with her family...

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  41. Master Class and Lunch with Olivier Giugni

    Thursday, April 7 | 10:30 am

    Hands-on class and floral-inspired luncheon with Olivier Giugni, the inspired French floral designer behind New York City’s L’Olivier Floral Atelier

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  42. Workshop with Ann Marie Kennedy: Papermaking from the NCMA Landscape

    Waiting List - Thursday, April 7 | 2 pm

    Artist Ann Marie Kennedy guides participants through the papermaking process, incorporating plant materials she has gathered from the NCMA campus.

    Ann Marie Kennedy of...

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  43. Presentation by Olivier Giugni: Living Art

    Thursday, April 7 | 3 pm

    Floral demonstration and illustrated presentation by Olivier Giugni, whose talent and dramatic style transported him from Paris to Tokyo to New York. Olivier is the pioneer...

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  44. Opening Dessert Reception and Meet the Designers

    Thursday, April 7 | 8 pm

    Get a first look at the beautiful floral interpretations of Art in Bloom during this opening fund-raiser. Enjoy an open bar and desserts while mingling with the floral...

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  45. Presentation by Julieta Sherk: Edible Landscapes, Your Backyard Buffet

    Friday, April 8 | 10:30 am

    Illustrated lecture about landscapes good enough to eat, including the flowers in the NCMA’s Plaza, with NCSU horticulture professor Julieta Sherk. Sponsored by Eliza Kraft...

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  46. Master Class and Lunch with Ashley Woodson Bailey

    Friday, April 8 | 10:30 am

    Hands-on “florography” class and floral-inspired luncheon with Ashley Woodson Bailey. Learn to create dramatic floral arrangements and save them forever using your...

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  47. Presentation by Ashley Woodson Bailey: Bloom Where You’re Planted

    Friday, April 8 | 3 pm

    Floral demonstration and illustrated “florography” presentation by florist and self-taught photographer Ashley Woodson Bailey, who sought to create lasting flower...

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  48. Demonstration by the Triangle Bonsai Society

    Friday, April 8 | 3 pm

    Observe the steps of bonsai design with Harold Johnson and the Triangle Bonsai Society.

    Harold Johnson of the Triangle Bonsai Society has immersed himself in the art form...

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  49. Tea Cup Gin

    Friday, April 8 | 5:30 pm

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  50. Special Art in Bloom Friday Tour with the NCMA Contemporaries

    Friday, April 8 | 6:30 pm

    Young professionals are invited to mingle at the wine bar before enjoying a guided tour of Art in Bloom.

    Free with paid admission to Art in Bloom.

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  51. Events of a Lifetime

    Friday, April 8 | 7 pm

    Flowers play a role in all the important events in our lives. Members of the American Institute of Floral Designers provide insights and a floral demonstration.

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  52. Presentation by Erica Anderson: Impressions of an Heirloom Garden

    Saturday, April 9 | 10:30 am

    As the first horticulture intern on Appledore Island, Erica Anderson stepped into the garden of 19th-century poet Celia Thaxter. Using photographs of her time on the...

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  53. Master Class and Lunch with David Beahm

    Saturday, April 9 | 10:30 am

    Hands-on class and floral-inspired luncheon with David Beahm, whose lavish floral creations are featured at some of the most luxurious and exclusive properties in the...

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  54. Workshop by the Triangle Bonsai Society: Bonsai for Beginners

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, April 9 | 2 pm

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

    Harold Johnson of the Triangle Bonsai Society has...

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  55. Presentation by David Beahm: Extraordinary Flowers, Extraordinary Destinations

    Saturday, April 9 | 3 pm

    Floral demonstration and illustrated presentation with David Beahm, whose trademark lavish floral creations are featured at some of the most luxurious and exclusive...

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  56. Origami and Paper Flower Art

    Saturday, April 9

    Fold, crease, and transform paper into water lilies and other sculptural flowers.

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  57. Your DIY Wedding

    Sunday, April 10 | 10:30 am

    Carol Dowd and Stephanie Garrett of the American Institute of Floral Designers demonstrate simple steps to make your wedding flowers perfect, no matter what your style.

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  58. Parent-Child Floral Workshop with Cydney Davis English: Blooms and Brushstrokes

    Sunday, April 10 | 2 pm

    Learn flower care while creating a floral design in pottery and making colorful connections between art and flowers using a vibrant palette inspired by works of art in the...

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  59. Presentation by Steve Taras: Celebrating with Flowers

    Sunday, April 10 | 3 pm

    Memorable celebrations take lots of planning. See how florist Steve Taras makes life’s special occasions unforgettable with extraordinary floral decoration.

    Steve Taras...

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  60. Origami and Paper Flower Art

    Sunday, April 10

    Fold, crease, and transform paper into water lilies and other sculptural flowers.

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  61. Picasso, Matisse, and the Invention of Modernism

    Thursday, April 14 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  62. Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)

    Friday, April 15 | 8 pm

    (1955) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee. (125 min.) In Bengali with English subtitles. DCP restoration.

    Little Apu grows up in...

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  63. Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

    Thursday, April 21 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  64. Aparajito (The Unvanquished)

    Friday, April 22 | 8 pm

    (1956) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Banerjee. (109 min.) In Bengali with English subtitles. DCP restoration.

    In the second film of the...

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  65. Art Consultation Morning

    Saturday, April 23 | 10 am

    Consult with NCMA curators, conservators, and librarian to find out more about your works of art. Please bring no more than three works of art per person/family. Learn more...

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  66. Photography as Art

    Thursday, April 28 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  67. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

    Friday, April 29 | 8 pm

    (1959) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakraborty. (105 min.) In Bengali with English subtitles. DCP restoration.

    In the third film...

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  68. Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

    Thursday, May 5 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  69. By Sidney Lumet

    Friday, May 6 | 8 pm

    (2015) Directed by Nancy Buirski. (111 min.) R. DCP.

    A wide-ranging conversation with the director, based on interviews three years before his death in 2011 and...

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  70. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Nuance Lyrique

    Sunday, May 8 | 3 pm

    In its first NCMA appearance, this wonderful Asheville-based ensemble presents a concert of vocal chamber music. The program of short pieces by William Grant Still, Erich...

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  71. Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

    Thursday, May 12 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  72. 12 Angry Men

    Friday, May 13 | 8 pm

    (1957) Directed by Sidney Lumet. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam. (96 min.) Blu-Ray.

    Racial profiling and circumstantial evidence roil a boiling jury room full of...

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  73. Stephen Coffman Trio 5_16

    Monday, May 16 | 5:30 pm

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  74. Land Art, Installation, and New Media

    Thursday, May 19 | 11 am

    Popular NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington covers 5,000 years of art history, “From Pyramids to Pixels,” as reflected in our permanent collection. Topics...

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  75. Middle School Workshop: Back to Nature, Ages 11-13

    Monday, June 20 | 9 am

    Find inspiration in the outdoor environment of the Museum Park and the indoor environment of the Museum galleries. This plein air painting workshop focuses on the natural...

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  76. Middle School Workshop: #selfie, Ages 11-13

    Monday, June 27 | 9 am

    Explore self-portraiture in many forms with projects that highlight who you are, what you like to do, and what makes you special.

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  77. Middle School Workshop: Needle and Thread, Ages 11-13

    Monday, July 18 | 9 am

    Design your own stuffed animal characters or sew a textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and other fiber materials to explore sewing, weaving, and jewelry...

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  78. Middle School Workshop: Pencils, Pens, and Ink, Ages 11-13

    Monday, July 25 | 9 am

    Do you keep a sketchbook or always find yourself doodling? Come and find endless inspiration for your drawing as you explore the galleries and Museum Park.

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  79. Middle School Workshop: The Power of Paint, Ages 11-13

    Monday, August 1 | 9 am

    Experiment with traditional and nontraditional painting—from applying paint and pigment in organized ways on canvas to splattering, dripping, and using everything but...

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  80. Middle School Workshop: Go Big!, Ages 11-13

    Monday, August 8 | 9 am

    Whether it’s creating life-size works or trying a technique you’ve never heard of, let yourself push the boundaries as you move out of your comfort zone.

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  81. Middle School Workshop: Mixing the Media, Ages 11-13

    Monday, August 15 | 9 am

    From sculpture to collage to painting and drawings, discover the variety of media in our galleries and Museum Park, and use them in your own creations.

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