The Art of Healing: Desperate Measures

GSK Curatorial Research Fellow Ángel Gonzalez describes the role of "the flayed one," a Mesoamerican god that could both send or cure sickness.

MORE
The Art of Healing: Faith and Affliction

Artist José Bedia portrays a saint of health and healing often described as showing no mercy to the arrogant but providing solace to the afflicted, especially to the poor and to immigrants.

MORE
The Art of Healing: African Fusion

Many African artists and spiritual practitioners are more than willing to incorporate other ideas into their practice to strengthen their potency, and this becomes apparent in the arts.

MORE
The Art of Healing: Cat Power for Egypt

The lioness-headed Sekhmet, like many Egyptian deities, had a dual nature: She could not only bring pestilence but also ward off epidemics and illness. Sekhmet was the protector of the king and a healing deity, the “mistress of life” who could heal those who suffered. 

MORE
West Building Turns Ten

In the midst of unprecedented challenges for our families, our state, and the world, we look to the light-filled West Building as a beacon of hope to all and look forward to welcoming you back to this space and to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

MORE
<em>Front Burner</em> Artists: Migrating to North Carolina

The appeal of locations somewhat off the beaten path has drawn artists with a siren song of affordable living, access to nature, and rich cultural opportunities. North Carolina has all three.

MORE
Ekphrasis at the NCMA

Creative writing workshops at the Museum invite participants to spend a full hour looking at, thinking about, and writing about art.

MORE
The Art of Describing Art

Robert Mlodzik, the Museum's manager of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility, shares how audio description of artworks and events will expand the NCMA's reach.

MORE
Interact with <em>Interchanges</em>

What ties a romantic European portrait to a stone from ancient Egypt? Director Valerie Hillings is making connections with Interchanges: Cross-Collection Conversations.

MORE
Who Was Saul?

The NCMA aquires a masterpiece by American sculptor William Wetmore Story, who—living up to his narrative surname—knew just how to carve drama in stone.

MORE