1. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 13 | 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...


  2. The Science and Art of Painting Birds (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 13 | 10 am

    In this daylong workshop, Patricia Savage, award-winning member of the Society of Animal Artists, guides students in the drybrush watercolor technique used by scientific...


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

    Saturday, July 13 | 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...


  4. ADF Dance Pop-Up

    Saturday, July 13 | 11 am

    Celebrate the American Dance Festival by watching ADF students perform work by acclaimed New York choreographer Mark Dendy in Museum galleries. A young company of 10...


  5. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 13 | 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, July 13 | 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, July 13 | 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. Beyond Sight Tours (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 13 | 2 pm

    This tour, designed for teens and adults who are blind or have low vision, explores the Museum’s permanent collection through audio description, tactile experiences, and...


  9. Andrew Bird with special guest Tift Merritt

    Saturday, July 13 | 8 pm

    Andrew Bird is an endlessly creative singer-songwriter, violinist, and whistler whose work has ranged stylistically from old-time jazz and folk to the extraordinary...


  10. 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...


  11. 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...


  12. 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)....


  13. 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...


  14. 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. Learn more...