Calendar

  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 19 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  2. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 19 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Lounge with friends to the spins and...

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  3. Movie Party with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Friday, July 19 | 6 pm

    Activities from 6 pm to 8 pm; movie begins at 8:30 pm. Costumes encouraged. Hot dogs and hamburgers available through Iris concessions (vegetarian options available), or...

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  4. June 11–August 6 Online Course: Exploring Global Learning through Art

    Tuesday, June 11

    This self-paced online course, available June 11–August 6, uses works of art from the Museum’s collection as a pathway to understanding global issues and developing...

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  5. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  6. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  7. Pre-K Camp: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Beep! Beep! Hop aboard for an exciting week all about transportation. We’ll make art inspired by all the ways people get from here to there.

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  8. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 9–11) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  9. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 20 | 9:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Dress for the outdoors and bring water. Tours...

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  10. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  11. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 20 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  12. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 20 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 20 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  14. First Man (50th anniversary of the moon landing)

    Saturday, July 20 | 8:30 pm

    (2018) Directed by Damien Chazelle. Written by Josh Singer. 141 min. PG-13

    Discover the truth behind the headlines in this biopic depicting the career of Neil Armstrong...

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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  16. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, July 21 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  17. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 21 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  18. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 21 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  19. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  20. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and fiber materials to explore sewing, fabric dyeing, and beading.

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  21. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  22. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 23 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  24. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers/Amos Lee (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, July 23 | 7:30 pm

    Bruce Hornsby's work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in his 25-year recording career. “The Way It Is,” the title track of his 1986 debut album, became...

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  25. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  26. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 25 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  29. Lunch and Lecture: Meet Amanda M. Maples, Curator of African Art

    Friday, July 26 | 11 am

    Find out what’s on the horizon for the NCMA’s African collection with curator Amanda M. Maples as she talks about new acquisitions, works never before on view, and the...

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  30. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 26 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  31. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 26 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Lounge with friends to the spins and...

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