Calendar

  1. Lunch and Lecture: “Marks of Genius: Six Centuries of Drawings”

    Registration is closed. - Friday, April 29 | 11 am

    In this richly illustrated lecture, NCMA curator Dennis Weller discusses the remarkable drawings included in Marks of Genius. An overview of the materials, functions, and...

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  2. 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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  3. Public Exhibition Tour: American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Saturday, April 30 | 1:30 pm

    American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals  (one-hour tour)

    Free tour (with paid exhibition ticket) for individuals and groups of up to eight. First...

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  4. Public Exhibition Tour: American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Saturday, April 30 | 2 pm

    American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals  (one-hour tour)

    Free tour (with paid exhibition ticket) for individuals and groups of up to eight. First...

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  5. Public Exhibition Tour: American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Sunday, May 1 | 1:30 pm

    American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals  (one-hour tour)

    Free tour (with paid exhibition ticket) for individuals and groups of up to eight. First...

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  6. Public Exhibition Tour: American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Sunday, May 1 | 2 pm

    American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals  (one-hour tour)

    Free tour (with paid exhibition ticket) for individuals and groups of up to eight. First...

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  7. Snarky Puppy

    Sunday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

    The eclectic, unclassifiable, genre-defying jazz/funk/global collective known as Snarky Puppy makes its first NCMA appearance in an early start to the 2016 summer concert...

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  8. Story Time: Butterfly Park , Elly MacKay

    Tuesday, May 3 | 1 pm

    Butterfly Park, Elly MacKay

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books and participate in a sketching activity. Book...

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  9. Studio Samplers: A Slightly Past May Day Celebration

    Registration is closed. - Tuesday, May 3 | 1:30 pm

    Participants sketch their own North Carolina landscape in the Museum Park. Register by Thursday before the class. Ticket includes supplies.

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  10. 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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  11. Dining after Dark: Conservation: Fill in the Blank

    Thursday, May 5 | 6:30 pm

    Patience and attention to detail are key qualities for a conservation specialist. See what it takes as Noelle Ocon, the NCMA’s conservator of paintings, teaches us the...

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  12. By Sidney Lumet

    Friday, May 6 | 8 pm

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

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

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  13. Story Time: Butterfly Park , Elly MacKay

    Saturday, May 7 | 1 pm

    Butterfly Park, Elly MacKay

    Meet fantastic characters and take an artful adventure as we read a selection of picture books and participate in a sketching activity. Book...

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

    Thursday, May 12 | 10:15 am

    Flowers are blooming! Bees are buzzing! Explore the spring and summer. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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

    Thursday, May 12 | 11:15 am

    Flowers are blooming! Bees are buzzing! Explore the spring and summer. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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

    Thursday, May 12 | 1:15 pm

    Flowers are blooming! Bees are buzzing! Explore the spring and summer. 

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  19. 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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  20. Pop-Up Art: En Plein Air

    Saturday, May 14 | Noon

    Paint outdoors like American Impressionist Childe Hassam! Join NCMA’s Teen Arts Ambassadors for an afternoon of painting and drawing inspired by the Museum Park. All...

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  21. Humber Lecture: “Impressionism in America”

    Sunday, May 15 | 2:30 pm

    Erica E. Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    The long love affair between the United States and impressionism, particularly...

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  22. 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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  23. Humber Lecture: “A Window into the Artist’s Mind”

    Thursday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Rachel McGarry, Associate Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art 

    Hear fascinating stories behind the rare drawings in Marks of Genius by artists such as Käthe Kollwitz,...

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  24. Contemporaries Third Friday Tour

    Friday, May 20 | 6:30 pm

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

    Mingle at the West Building wine bar before enjoying a docent-led tour. 

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  25. Mixed Media: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Look!”

    Friday, May 20 | 7 pm

    A scavenger hunt is just one element of an evening that will keep you moving and learning about Marks of Genius. Tastes of great wine and delicious appetizers round out the...

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  26. Family Fun Saturdays: Adventure Stories

    Saturday, May 21 | 10 am

    Explore the original paintings by Barbara Cooney for her classic children’s book Island Boy, and then create a handmade picture book about real or imaginary travels. 
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  27. Drawing Class: Marks of Your Genius

    Saturday, May 21 | 10 am

    Join Carrie Alter from Meredith College’s Department of Art for a studio drawing class inspired by the Marks of Genius exhibition. For beginners to advanced level. Register...

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  28. Family Fun Saturdays: Adventure Stories

    Saturday, May 21 | 1 pm

    Explore the original paintings by Barbara Cooney for her classic children’s book Island Boy, and then create a handmade picture book about real or imaginary travels. 
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  29. Family Campout and Movie

    Sold Out - Saturday, May 21 | 4:30 pm

    Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and lanterns to spend a fun-filled evening under the stars! Enjoy lawn games, burgers and hot dogs, art-making activities, the family film...

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  30. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 26 | 10:15 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  31. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 26 | 11:15 am

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  32. What’s in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 26 | 1:15 pm

    The Museum has so many animals in art. What animal will we explore this week?

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  33. Lunch and Lecture: “Marks of Genius: Six Centuries of Drawings”

    Friday, June 3 | 11 am

    In this richly illustrated lecture, NCMA curator Dennis Weller discusses the remarkable drawings included in Marks of Genius. An overview of the materials, functions, and...

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  34. Lake Street Dive

    Friday, June 10 | 8 pm

    It’s nearly unprecedented for the NCMA to present a band in consecutive seasons, but we were so enthralled by last summer’s performance of Lake Street Dive we jumped at the...

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  35. 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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  36. 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.

    Download the Summer Camp Health Form and ...

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Eileen Ivers, followed by screening of Brooklyn

    Saturday, July 30 | 7 pm

    A night of brilliant and affecting entertainment opens with a performance by the virtuosic Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers, followed by an outdoor screening of Brooklyn... READ MORE

  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Iron and Wine

    Saturday, August 13 | 8 pm

    We welcome back Iron and Wine (South Carolina native Sam Beam) for a special solo performance. With five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an...

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  43. 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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