The North Carolina Museum of Art

Seniors

Take a leisurely look at the Museum’s collection through informal gallery discussions and studio experiences specially designed for seniors. Discover how artists capture the likeness of a person, enhance the surface of an object, or bring balance to a sculpture. You’ll even have a chance to sample a technique or two.

"Every session—a new vision, a new appreciation, a new experience…" —MarLynn Brock, a frequent Senior Sampler participant

 

Friday, September 5 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Bodies in Motion

How do visual artists depict human movement? Examine a late 20th-century painting for one... Read more >

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Friday, September 5 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Bodies in Motion

How do visual artists depict human movement? Examine a late 20th-century painting for one... Read more >

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Tuesday, September 9 | 1:30 pm

Senior Samplers: Back to School

Explore portraits of children in the Museum’s collection and recall the excitement of getting... Read more >

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Friday, September 12 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Floating

See how an artist creates a sense of buoyancy by manipulating color and shape.

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Friday, September 12 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Floating

See how an artist creates a sense of buoyancy by manipulating color and shape.

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Friday, September 19 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Known and Unknown

Consider issues of identity in an unconventional portrait of the artist.

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Friday, September 19 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Known and Unknown

Consider issues of identity in an unconventional portrait of the artist.

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Tuesday, September 23 | 1:30 pm

Senior Sampler: Fall Color Tour

View some of the Museum’s 19th- and early 20th-century landscape paintings, and then enjoy... Read more >

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Friday, September 26 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

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Friday, September 26 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

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Tuesday, September 30 | 10 am

Special Daylong Senior Sampler: Line, Touch, Trace, Cut, and Print

Be inspired by the exhibition Line, Touch, Trace as well as Rembrandt’s copper engraving plates... Read more >

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Tuesday, October 14 | 1:30 pm

Senior Sampler: A Bond without Boundaries

View the special exhibition Sacred Motherhood and additional works from around the world... Read more >

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Tuesday, October 28 | 1:30 pm

Senior Sampler: Go for Baroque

The costumes in baroque portraiture often demand as much attention as the wearer. For this... Read more >

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Sunday, November 2 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Tuesday, November 4 | 1:30 pm

Senior Sampler: Walls, Tables, and Floors

Imported to Europe from the East, hand-woven rugs were placed on walls for warmth, tables for... Read more >

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Sunday, November 9 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Saturday, November 15 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 16 | 11:30 am

Guided Tours: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Tuesday, November 18 | 1:30 pm

Senior Sampler: Juicy Fruit

Observe the carefully rendered forms, colors, and textures artists have used to depict luscious... Read more >

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Saturday, November 22 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 23 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, November 30 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, December 7 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Volunteer

Retirement is no time to slow down. Put your professional skills to work for the Museum you love. Volunteer.

Group Tours

We're a favorite destination for groups of experienced art lovers. Gather your friends, club, or living group and enjoy a day at the Museum. Arrange a group tour.

Traveling Trunks

At Home in Holland", "Friends and Family",  "In the Garden", and "Tunes and Travels"

Traveling Trunk art experiences, available on loan, engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Each trunk includes reproductions of a work of art from the Museum’s collection accompanied by replicas of items that can be seen in the painting. Conversation starters and activities are designed to stimulate interaction, the senses, and memory.

Free. To reserve a Traveling Trunk, call (919) 664-6776.

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