Calendar

  1. Museum Mashup

    Wednesday, September 28 | 11:30 am

    The NCMA is hosting a Museum Mashup as part of nationwide event. Museums all over the country are hosting mashups to experiment with ways of experiencing art that are...

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  2. Violent Femmes

    Wednesday, September 28 | 7:30 pm

    Acoustic punk band Violent Femmes caught its first break in 1983 when Chrissie Hynde invited the group to open for her and the Pretenders in their hometown, Milwaukee. On...

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  3. Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    Thursday, September 29 | 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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  4. Rolling Sculpture Opening Celebration

    Thursday, September 29 | 7 pm

    Step back in time to the era of Prohibition and the beginning of the New Deal and celebrate the opening of Rolling Sculpture with a reception featuring all things art deco....

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  5. Member Preview Day

    Friday, September 30 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Rolling Sculpture before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the exhibition. Member Preview Day...

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  6. Lunch and Lecture: “Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece”

    SOLD OUT - Friday, September 30 | 11 am

    Curator David Steel takes you behind the scenes of his decades-long quest to reunite the panels that once made up Ghissi’s 14th-century altarpiece, which was disassembled...

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  7. Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

    CANCELED - Friday, September 30 | 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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  8. Five Star Final (1931)

    Friday, September 30 | 8 pm

    Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H. B. Warner. (89 min.) 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress.

    A hard-boiled tabloid editor has a...

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  9. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, October 1 | 11:30 am

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  10. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 1 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  11. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, October 1 | 1:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  12. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, October 1 | 2:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  13. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 2 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  14. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Sunday, October 2 | 1:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  15. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Sunday, October 2 | 2:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  16. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Anatoly Larkin

    Sunday, October 2 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets

    Russian-born pianist Anatoly Larkin is a musical wonder, having studied and performed since age four. He completed his doctorate at the University...

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  17. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 6 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  18. Rome and the Power of Empire

    Thursday, October 6 | 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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  19. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 6 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  20. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 6 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  21. Artist Lecture: Zanele Muholi, South African photographer

    SOLD OUT (OVERFLOW SEATING AVAILABLE) - Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm

    The lecture is sold out, but overflow seating is available adjacent to the auditorium with a live video feed. Please contact the Box Office at (919) 715-5923 to reserve...

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  22. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, October 7 | 5:30 pm

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  23. Dining after Dark: “The British Are Coming, the British Are Coming”

    Friday, October 7 | 6:30 pm

    These events, designed for members age 40 and over, feature a lecture and walking tour, followed by a buffet-style dinner with a glass of wine. Advance registration is...

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  24. Rome and the Power of Empire

    CANCELED - Friday, October 7 | 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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  25. So This Is Paris (1926)

    Friday, October 7 | 8 pm

    Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman. (80 min.) 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. Silent film with live music by David...

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  26. Teen Workshop: “Stop Motion! Exploring Early Animation”

    Saturday, October 8 | 10 am

    Drawing inspiration from Rolling Sculpture, participants explore the art deco movement, stop-motion animation techniques, abstraction, and pattern. All materials...

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  27. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 8 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  28. Burden (2016)

    Saturday, October 8 | 2 pm

    Directed by Richard Dewey, Tim Marrinan. (90 min.)

    Filmmakers Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey examine the life and work of the extraordinary performance artist Chris...

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  29. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 9 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  30. Making Connections: Exploring the Concept of Power through Art (Online Course)

    Wednesday, October 12 | 10:15 am

    What does “power” look like in your classroom? Participants learn from working artists, exercise their own creative capacities, and leave with strategies for using art as a...

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  31. The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    Thursday, October 13 | 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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  32. Lunch and Lecture: “The Installation of Rolling Sculpture

    Friday, October 14 | 11 am

    Just how do those big cars get in and out of the building? Chief Registrar Maggie Gregory describes the logistical challenges of transporting and installing the super-sized...

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  33. The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

    CANCELED - Friday, October 14 | 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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  34. Mixed Media: “Swig and Swing”

    Friday, October 14 | 7 pm

    This lively introduction to Rolling Sculpture includes jazz music in the NCMA’s juice joint, where you’ll taste Prohibition-era drinks and hear the stories behind each...

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  35. Shanghai Express (1932)

    Friday, October 14 | 8 pm

    Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong. (82 min.) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive.

    “It took more than one man to change my...

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  36. Family Fun Saturdays: Deco Derby Cars

    Saturday, October 15 | 10 am

    Explore art deco design elements as you create and race your 
own pinewood derby car.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means...

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  37. Guided Tour of the Museum Park

    Saturday, October 15 | 10:30 am

    Explore nature and art in this 75-minute tour. The route through the park is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. 

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  38. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 15 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  39. Family Fun Saturdays: Deco Derby Cars

    Saturday, October 15 | 1 pm

    Explore art deco design elements as you create and race your 
own pinewood derby car.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means...

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  40. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 16 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  41. Member Mondays

    Monday, October 17 | 10 am

    Join other Museum members for exclusive viewing days for the Rolling Sculpture exhibition. October 17 is a special hoods-up day offering a closer look at select automobiles...

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

    Monday, October 17 | 8 am

    This five-week course explores the relevance of visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the Common Core Standards. The course includes opportunities for...

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  43. What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 20 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  44. Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    Thursday, October 20 | 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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  45. What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 20 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  46. What’s in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 20 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  47. Lunch and Lecture: “History and Mystery in the Museum’s Later British Works”

    Friday, October 21 | 11 am

    Although the primary focus of the History and Mystery exhibition is the 
Museum’s collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean portraits, our later British works (some on view...

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  48. Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

    CANCELED - Friday, October 21 | 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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  49. Possessed (1931)

    Friday, October 21 | 8 pm

    Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min.) DVD.

    Box-factory girl Joan Crawford trades on her allure to sleep her way into Clark...

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  50. Studio Class: “Alabaster Art Deco Style”

    Saturday, October 22 | 10 am

    Inspired by the flowing art deco designs and hood ornaments of Rolling Sculpture, award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander helps participants design, carve, and polish a...

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  51. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 22 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  52. Studio Class: “Alabaster Art Deco Style”

    Sunday, October 23 | 10 am

    Inspired by the flowing art deco designs and hood ornaments of Rolling Sculpture, award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander helps participants design, carve, and polish a...

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  53. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 23 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  54. Art +Cuisine: Sculpted in Steel

    Wednesday, October 26 | 6:30 pm

    Guest curator Ken Gross guides us through the Rolling Sculpture exhibition, revealing information on their design and construction, which combined simplicity and...

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  55. Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

    Thursday, October 27 | 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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  56. Art +Cuisine: Sculpted in Steel

    Thursday, October 27 | 6:30 pm

    Guest curator Ken Gross guides us through the Rolling Sculpture exhibition, revealing information on their design and construction, which combined simplicity and...

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  57. Insect Beer at the Museum. Wait—What?

    Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm

    Robert Dunn, professor, and Anne A. Madden, postdoctoral student, Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University

    Using The Topers and other works of art from the NCMA as...

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  58. Lunch and Lecture: “Who’s Who? The Great Scott Project Shell Game”

    Friday, October 28 | 11 am

    The NCMA’s early British portraits all came with ancient Scott family names and inscriptions (History!). Our research shows that nearly all the old traditional...

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  59. Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

    CANCELED - Friday, October 28 | 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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  60. The Black Cat (1934)

    Friday, October 28 | 8 pm

    Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners. (65 min.) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive.

    A courtly doctor (Bela Lugosi) befriends a...

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  61. Member Lecture: Yesterday’s Car of the Future

    Saturday, October 29 | 10:30 am

    Guest curator Ken Gross, former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, tells stories of the cars in Rolling Sculpture and their former and current...

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  62. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 29 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  63. Halloween Fright Night Movie Party

    Saturday, October 29 | 6:30 pm

    Dig it . . . like a grave. The horror begins at 6:30 pm, followed at 9 pm by a screening of What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire comedy and instant cult hit written by,...

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  64. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 30 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  65. “Collecting Egyptian Antiquities”

    Sunday, October 30 | 2 pm

    Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of History, UNC–Chapel Hill

    Collectors—true collectors, not trophy hunters—possess unique and well-honed...

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  66. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 3 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  67. Coming down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

    Thursday, November 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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  68. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 3 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  69. What’s in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, November 3 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  70. Lunch and Lecture: “Magnificent Photographs of our Great State”

    Friday, November 4 | 11 am

    Curator Jennifer Dasal shares stories and information behind several of her favorite images from the photography exhibition Panorama: North Carolina.

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  71. Coming down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

    CANCELED - Friday, November 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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  72. NCMA Book Club Discussion: From Ballots to Breadlines: American Women 1920–1940, Sarah Jane Deutsch

    Friday, November 4 | 6:30 pm

    The author, a history professor at Duke, joins the discussion on her book that details the political, cultural, and economic strides of women during the heyday of the art...

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  73. Madam Satan (1930)

    Friday, November 4 | 8 pm

    Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth, Roland Young. (114 min.) DVD.

    “Who wants to go to hell with Madam Satan?” A stale society marriage...

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  74. Making Connections: Exploring the Concept of Power through Art (Workshop at the NCMA)

    Saturday, November 5 | 10:15 am

    What does “power” look like in your classroom? Participants learn from working artists, exercise their own creative capacities, and leave with strategies for using art as a...

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  75. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, November 5 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  76. NCMA Park VIP Brunch

    Sunday, November 6 | Noon

    The NCMA has the privilege of honoring Ann and Jim Goodnight for their exceptional contributions to the Museum and its new Park gardens with a special brunch. The VIP...

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  77. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, November 6 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  78. The Early Renaissance in Italy

    Thursday, November 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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  79. Classic Cars, Classic Cocktails

    Thursday, November 10 | 7 pm

    The 1920s roared with flappers, pearls, jazz, and high-end cocktails, but along came Prohibition, and the speakeasy was born. Take a step back to that time against the...

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  80. The Early Renaissance in Italy

    CANCELED - Friday, November 11 | 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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  81. Guided Tour of the Museum Park

    Saturday, November 12 | 10:30 am

    Explore nature and art in this 75-minute tour. The route through the park is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. 

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  82. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, November 12 | 11:30 am

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  83. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, November 12 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  84. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, November 12 | 1:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  85. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Saturday, November 12 | 2:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  86. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, November 13 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  87. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Sunday, November 13 | 1:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  88. Family Tours of Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from 
the 1930s and ’40s

    Sunday, November 13 | 2:30 pm

    Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s

    Half-hour tour for families with children age 6–12; free tour with paid exhibition ticket. Sign up that day; first...

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  89. Member Mondays

    Monday, November 14 | 10 am

    Join other Museum members for exclusive viewing days for the Rolling Sculpture exhibition. October 17 is a special hoods-up day offering a closer look at select automobiles...

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  90. Studio Class: “Searching for Mr. Fancy Pants and the Ice Queen”

    Tuesday, November 15 | 1:30 pm

    Learn about the fascinating lives of the people depicted in the grand English portraits featured in History and Mystery. Who did they know; how did they live? Then, in the...

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  91. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 17 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  92. Masters of the Renaissance

    Thursday, November 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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  93. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 17 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  94. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 17 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  95. Educator Expo: Art Lab

    Thursday, November 17 | 4:30 pm

    How do we generate new ideas? Join us for an evening of radical experimentation and exchange with immersive experiences throughout the Museum led by contemporary artists,...

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  96. Masters of the Renaissance

    CANCELED - Friday, November 18 | 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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  97. Egyptology Seminar: Taking Care of Business at Pharaoh’s Court

    Saturday, November 19 | 9:30 am

    Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau turns the spotlight on the influential members of Pharaoh’s court who helped shaped Egypt. Learn about courtiers like the royal architect...

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  98. Family Fun Saturdays: Deco the Walls

    Saturday, November 19 | 10 am

    Explore art deco origins and motifs as you design and create a metallic mixed-media wall hanging.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each...

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  99. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, November 19 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  100. Family Fun Saturdays: Deco the Walls

    Saturday, November 19 | 1 pm

    Explore art deco origins and motifs as you design and create a metallic mixed-media wall hanging.

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each...

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  101. Studio Class: “Focus on Faces”

    Saturday, November 19 | 1:30 pm

    From sculpture to paint to photography, and from ancient to modern, the media and techniques used for portraiture are the focus of the gallery tour. Then, in the studio,...

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  102. Lecture: “Defining Art Deco”

    Saturday, November 19 | 2:30 pm

    Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor, Architectural History, University of Virginia

    The term “art deco” covers a variety of approaches and includes architecture,...

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  103. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, November 20 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  104. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: The Chanterelle Trio

    Sunday, November 20 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets

    Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio, pianist Mimi Solomon, and cellist Hannah Collins bring a wealth of talent and achievement to the concert stage....

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  105. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, November 26 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  106. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, November 27 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  107. Onyx Club Boys

    Friday, December 2 | 5:30 pm

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  108. Dining after Dark: “Art Deco Cultural Connections”

    Friday, December 2 | 6:30 pm

    These events, designed for members age 40 and over, feature a lecture and walking tour, followed by a buffet-style dinner with a glass of wine. Advance registration is...

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  109. NCMA Book Club Discussion: Death in Venice, Thomas Mann

    Friday, December 2 | 7 pm

    Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann's 1912 novella tells the story of a renowned German writer who seeks artistic and emotional renewal through a trip to Venice. Death in Venice...

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  110. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, December 3 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  111. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, December 4 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  112. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, December 10 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  113. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, December 11 | 1 pm

    Want to know more about a work of art? Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  114. Holiday Concert Featuring the Raleigh Flute Choir

    Sunday, December 11 | 3 pm

    A festive concert of seasonal favorites. The Raleigh Flute Choir creates a tapestry of musical colors by using the full range of flutes—from piccolo to contrabass. The...

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  115. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, December 17 | 1 pm

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  116. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, December 18 | 1 pm

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  117. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, December 24 | 1 pm

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  118. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, December 25 | 1 pm

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  119. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, December 31 | 1 pm

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  120. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, January 1 | 1 pm

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  121. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, January 7 | 1 pm

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  122. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, January 8 | 1 pm

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  123. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, January 14 | 1 pm

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  124. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, January 15 | 1 pm

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  125. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, January 21 | 1 pm

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  126. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, January 22 | 1 pm

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  127. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Amphion Percussion

    Sunday, January 22 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets

    Sean Connors and Peter Zlotnick, the masterminds of Amphion Percussion, explore the repertoire of 20th-century composers such as George...

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  128. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, January 28 | 1 pm

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  129. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, January 29 | 1 pm

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  130. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, February 4 | 1 pm

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  131. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, February 5 | 1 pm

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  132. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, February 11 | 1 pm

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  133. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, February 12 | 1 pm

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  134. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, February 18 | 1 pm

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  135. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, February 19 | 1 pm

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  136. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, February 25 | 1 pm

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  137. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, February 26 | 1 pm

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  138. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 4 | 1 pm

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  139. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 5 | 1 pm

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  140. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Cello Fourum

    Sunday, March 5 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets.

    Cello Fourum brings together four masters of the instrument to perform a diverse program, including selections by Bach, Rossini, Faure, and...

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  141. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 11 | 1 pm

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  142. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 12 | 1 pm

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  143. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 18 | 1 pm

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  144. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 19 | 1 pm

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  145. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 25 | 1 pm

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  146. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 26 | 1 pm

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  147. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, April 1 | 1 pm

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  148. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, April 2 | 1 pm

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  149. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, April 8 | 1 pm

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  150. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, April 9 | 1 pm

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  151. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, April 15 | 1 pm

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  152. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, April 16 | 1 pm

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  153. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, April 22 | 1 pm

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  154. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, April 23 | 1 pm

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  155. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Raleigh Camerata

    Sunday, April 23 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets

    Tour the NCMA through music! The early music ensemble highlights works in the permanent collection with the music of J. S. and C. P. E. Bach,...

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  156. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, April 29 | 1 pm

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  157. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, April 30 | 1 pm

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  158. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 6 | 1 pm

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  159. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 7 | 1 pm

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  160. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 13 | 1 pm

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  161. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 14 | 1 pm

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  162. Sights and Sounds on Sundays: Blue Mountain Ensemble

    Sunday, May 14 | 3 pm

    Preconcert tour tickets

    Blue Mountain presents Klangfarbenmelodie, a concert full of colorful depictions and visual references through sound. Experience moods that have...

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  163. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 20 | 1 pm

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  164. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 21 | 1 pm

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  165. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 27 | 1 pm

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  166. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 28 | 1 pm

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  167. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, June 3 | 1 pm

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  168. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, June 4 | 1 pm

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  169. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, June 10 | 1 pm

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  170. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, June 11 | 1 pm

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  171. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, June 17 | 1 pm

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  172. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, June 18 | 1 pm

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  173. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, June 24 | 1 pm

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  174. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, June 25 | 1 pm

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  175. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 1 | 1 pm

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  176. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 2 | 1 pm

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  177. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 8 | 1 pm

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  178. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 9 | 1 pm

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  179. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 15 | 1 pm

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  180. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 16 | 1 pm

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  181. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 22 | 1 pm

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  182. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 23 | 1 pm

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  183. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 29 | 1 pm

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  184. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 30 | 1 pm

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  185. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 5 | 1 pm

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  186. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 6 | 1 pm

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  187. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 12 | 1 pm

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  188. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 13 | 1 pm

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  189. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 19 | 1 pm

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  190. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 20 | 1 pm

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  191. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 26 | 1 pm

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  192. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 27 | 1 pm

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  193. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 2 | 1 pm

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  194. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 3 | 1 pm

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  195. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 9 | 1 pm

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  196. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 10 | 1 pm

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