1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 7 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.


  2. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, September 7 | 10:30 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. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, September 7 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.


  4. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 7 | 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

    Saturday, September 7 | 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. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Saturday, September 7 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...


  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. Learn more...


  11. The Collector’s Eye

    August 3, 2019 – October 6, 2019