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  1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Changing Seasons

    Saturday, April 30 | 10:30 am

    Explore works of art that reveal the colors and textures of the seasons.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  2. ArtScene, the Spring Teen Event

    Saturday, April 30 | 1 pm

    Learn, play, socialize, and participate in a variety of scenes planned for teens by the NCMA’s Teen Arts Council. Explore the theme of “place” with performances, art-making...

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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. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Sunday, May 1 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Saturday, May 7 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  15. 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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  16. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Sunday, May 8 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Saturday, May 14 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  23. Guided Tour of the Museum Park

    Saturday, May 14 | 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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  24. 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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  25. EdCamp NCMA

    Saturday, May 14 | 1 pm

    Collaborate and connect through participant-driven professional learning experiences. Participants create, lead, and attend sessions on arts integration that are responsive...

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  26. Family Tours of American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Saturday, May 14 | 1:30 pm

    30-minute tour for families with children ages 6–12. For individuals and groups of up to eight

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  27. Family Tours of American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Saturday, May 14 | 2:30 pm

    30-minute tour for families with children ages 6–12. For individuals and groups of up to eight

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  28. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Sunday, May 15 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  29. Family Tours of American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Sunday, May 15 | 1:30 pm

    30-minute tour for families with children ages 6–12. For individuals and groups of up to eight

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  30. Family Tours of American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

    Sunday, May 15 | 2:30 pm

    30-minute tour for families with children ages 6–12. For individuals and groups of up to eight

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Saturday, May 21 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  37. 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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  38. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Sunday, May 22 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Saturday, May 28 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  43. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour: Animal Farm

    Sunday, May 29 | 10:30 am

    How many farm animals can we find in the galleries?

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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

  47. 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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