Humans of the NCMA Sound Off!

Inspired by the anonymous photoblog Humans of New York, Laura Shanahan catches up with a few music and art lovers to find out what the NCMA's summer concerts mean to them.

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Every Picture Tells a Story

In anticipation of the NCMA's highly awaited Monster Drawing Rally, first-time participating artist Kristen Solecki illustrates her personal style in these artful answers to our nosy questions.

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What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?

The NCMA’s only Egyptian mummy was at one time believed to be a fake. We interview Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau to unravel the mysteries of this humble object.

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More Humans of the NCMA

Inspired by the photoblog Humans of New York, curatorial intern Anna Grace Underwood captures a few more stories.

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First News of the Battle of Lexington

Resisting mythical representations of the War of Independence, painter William Ranney chose to honor the selfless courage and patriotism exhibited by ordinary farmers and tradesman at the start of the revolution.

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Humans of the NCMA

Inspired by the photoblog Humans of New York, curatorial intern Anna Grace Underwood captures a few touching, human stories found at the NCMA.

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Summer in the Museum Park

A playful rooftop and a marching line of ceramic pillars add to the artistic environment of the Museum Park this summer.

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Material and Meaning: An Interview with Wim Botha

Sculptor Wim Botha uses odd materials in his works, such as fluorescent tubes and polystyrene—not for their "cool" factor but because a "certain material seems to connect with an idea."

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Art Is for Everybody

People with disabilities enjoy the arts just as much as anyone else. At the NCMA our goal is for all visitors to feel welcome and comfortable in the Museum.

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Floral Favorites

Art in Bloom 2019 wrapped up with the announcement of People's Choice, Director's Choice, and the first-ever Designers' Choice winners.

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Porsche, Ferrari, and the Sun King

Horsepower vs. the power of parable? A recently conserved, vintage Ferrari and a classic Mignard once coveted by a king upstage a 911 Carrera.

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Within the Frame

The NCMA's latest photography exhibition presents a collection of images that reveal hidden scenes within mirrors, frames, windowpanes, and bypassed constructions.

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Art Outside the Galleries

A variety of exciting outdoor sculpture projects are coming to the NCMA this year, including three works on long-term loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. 

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