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Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design
Academy Award–winner in Costume Design, Ruth E. Carter has helped bring characters to life in acclaimed Hollywood blockbusters. The NCMA celebrates the magic of her imagination.
Innovative AIM Program Reaches Thousands
Thinking outside the lines, NCMA outreach programmers connect local artists in rural communities with local students excited to discover the artist within.
Love in the Galleries
This Valentine’s Day we invite you to follow Cupid’s arrow through West Building to discover some amorous works in the NCMA’s collection.
A Studio of Their Own
Art historian Alexis Clark draws a sharp distinction between two very different artists’ studios, in the same city, four decades apart.
Curator Amanda M. Maples describes the fruitful partnership between the NCMA and the Oyotunji African Village in South Carolina, which led to a revelatory new exhibition.
A Modern Vision: Curator’s Picks
Circa drops by the desk of NCMA curator Michele Frederick to get her take on A Modern Vision, a show so full of masterworks, it’s hard to find a favorite.
Naming the Nameless
Ghanaian artist Paa Joe memorializes the lives of Africans who passed through “The Gates of No Return” during the transatlantic slave trade. Two NCMA staffers respond to this moving work of art.
Sneak Peek: A Modern Vision
A Modern Vision opens with works by some of the titans of impressionism, postimpressionism, cubism, and expressionism.
Meet Thomas Sayre
The NCMA’s new identity and logo were inspired by an iconic sculpture in the Museum Park. Get inside the mind of the Raleigh artist who created Gyre.