1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 18 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  2. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, August 18 | 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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  3. Art of the Afterlife

    Sunday, August 18 | Noon

    Inspired by the new exhibition What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?, make a decorative container inspired by the Museum’s grain mummy, sarcophagi, and coffins.

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  4. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 18 | 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 18 | 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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  6. A Conversation with Lisa Simone (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, August 18 | 3 pm

    Lisa Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, leads a conversation about her mother’s legacy, her own life as a performing artist, and the critical responsibility of preserving...


  7. 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...


  8. 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...


  9. 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)....


  10. 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...


  11. The Collector’s Eye

    August 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019