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Introduction to Golden Mummies of Egypt
The NCMA's first exhibition featuring mummies takes visitors on a fascinating tour of a little-known era in ancient Egypt, a time when multiculturalism reigned. Curator Caroline Rocheleau explains.
Nature’s Art in the Museum Park
Our observant ranger keeps an eye on what the wildlife is up to in the Museum Park.
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Golden Mummies: Reckoning with Colonialism and Racism in Egyptology

Golden Mummies of Egypt brings to Raleigh an exhibition that is more than just about mummies. NCMA Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau looks at the shadow side of the show.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Introduction to Golden Mummies of Egypt

The NCMA’s first exhibition featuring mummies takes visitors on a fascinating tour of a little-known era in ancient Egypt, a time when multiculturalism reigned. Curator Caroline Rocheleau explains.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Dismembering the Past: A Provocative New Acquisition That Re-Members History

Curator Amanda Maples discusses the NCMA’s recent acquisition by renowned South African artist William Kentridge.

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Eye to Eye

Best of Circa 2020

As a challenging and spirited year draws to a close, we’re looking back at some of 2020’s most memorable posts.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Taste: A Conversation between Makers and Users

The concept of taste brings together style and value in an expression of the self.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Goldsmiths at Work

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is the first major exhibition to focus on the history of Senegal’s gold.

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Arts and Exhibitions

Closing the Book on Bacchus

Bacchus was featured in a variety of virtual programs over the summer and recently appeared in two publications.

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Behind the Scenes

Mysterious and Spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to celebrate some of the Museum Park residents with the creepiest reputations!

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Arts and Exhibitions

Valuing Objects: A Negotiation of Attributes

There are many attributes we find valuable when assessing an object, which can be appreciated for its aesthetic, monetary, or functional value, to name a few.

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