The Museum welcomes visitors back into the galleries starting Wednesday, September 9, with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, required free timed tickets to encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures including required cloth masks. Learn more about these updates in this video or at ncartmuseum.org/covid19.
If you enjoy watching and talking about films, join us for a meeting of the virtual NCMA Film Club! Watch two short videos and a feature film at your convenience, and then join a Zoom discussion with a special guest. This month’s pairing, inspired by Louise Jones’s mural Summer’s Where You’ll Find Me, is the enchanting documentary Style Wars (1983) and two shorts about murals in North Carolina: Kotis Street Art, about a Greensboro art collective, and Morgan Monsters—Kevin Lyons X Trophy Brewing, about the creation of a mural in Raleigh.
(1983) Directed by Tony Silver. 67 min. NR
Awarded the Grand Prize for Documentaries at the 1983 Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars is the indispensable document of New York street culture of the early ’80s and a record of a golden age of youthful creativity. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express their individuality and the voice of their community.
“A breakthrough documentary.”—A.O. Scott, New York Times
Kotis Street Art
(2020) Produced by Paul Byun. 10 min.
A short look at the work that Greensboro-based Kotis Street Art has created. Since fall 2017 more than 70 artists have created 180 installations covering 100,000 square feet of walls on Kotis properties.
Morgan Monsters—Kevin Lyons X Trophy Brewing
Produced by Jedidiah Gant/Myriad Media and directed by Joshua Steadman. 3 min.
A look into the creation of the North Carolina Jazz Giants mural by Brooklyn artist Kevin Lyons on the side of Trophy Brewing Company's Morgan Street location.
A few days before the NCMA Film Club discussion, you will receive an email with links to watch the short and feature films at your convenience. You will then receive an email with the Zoom meeting link at 9 am on the day of the discussion and a reminder one hour before.
For questions regarding registration or logistics for the event, email Maria Lopez, manager of film and lecture programs.
We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, email Felicia Ingram by Friday, September 11.
How to watch the films
You will receive an email with links to watch the films on a web browser. If you would like to watch on a bigger screen, you can connect your laptop to the TV using an HDMI cable, or you can cast the video using Chromecast, Apple TV, or Roku. Instructions on how to do that are here.
Although the galleries are temporarily closed, we invite you to experience your NCMA from home. Through these virtual offerings, inspired by the Museum collection, we hope to foster contemplation, meditation, and creativity.