1. Urban Sketchout in the Park

    Saturday, June 15 | 9 am

    Urban sketching is gaining popularity as creative people take a closer look at the places they live, work, and relax. Join local artists Angela Zappala and Josia...


  2. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, June 15 | 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...


  3. Lights Out for Summer Solstice

    Saturday, June 15 | 10 am

    Come see the Old Master paintings the way the Old Masters would have seen them, in 100% natural light. For the second year in a row, we’re turning off the track lights in...


  4. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 15 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  5. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, June 15 | 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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  6. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, June 15 | 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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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, June 15 | 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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  8. Park Pictures

    April 15, 2015 – December 31, 2019

    College students are invited to submit original works for our Park Pictures billboard competition. The theme of this year’s competition is “interior worlds,” in reference...


  9. Within the Frame

    February 16, 2019 – July 7, 2019


  10. The Audubon Experience

    February 16, 2019 – September 15, 2019

    In this floor-to-ceiling, multisensory experience, step back in time and enter John James Audubon’s natural world. Visitors will see his famous bird illustrations come to...


  11. John James Audubon’s The Birds of America

    February 16, 2019 – December 31, 2020

    Among the treasures of the North Carolina Museum of Art is a complete set of The Birds of America by the celebrated artist and naturalist John James Audubon (1785–1851)....


  12. 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...


  13. Student Exhibition: Teens, Inspired: Home

    June 15, 2019 – January 3, 2020

    This juried exhibition features work by high school students from across the state who used the Museum’s collection to inspire original poems and works of art. Visit the...