The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, required free timed tickets for the Museum collection galleries to encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures including required cloth masks. Learn more about these updates at ncartmuseum.org/covid19. Museum from Home programming continues, including virtual events. Please note: Entry to special exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt requires a paid ticket.
Join us in person for a special outdoor screening of the Critic’s Choice Award–winning documentary Mr. SOUL! After the screening stay to watch a prerecorded conversation with the film’s director, Melissa Haizlip, moderated by the NCMA’s director of performing arts and film, Moses T. Alexander Greene.
Mr. SOUL! (2018). Directed by Melissa Haizlip, 104 min., NR
From 1968 to 1973 the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics featuring voices that had few other options for national exposure and as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home.
The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and illuminating archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture that continues to resonate and an unsung hero whose voice we need now more than ever.
About the director
Melissa Haizlip is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York. Her work responds to pressing social issues at the intersection of racial justice, social justice, activism, and representation. Female transformation and empowerment are at the core of all her ideas, with the goal being to advocate and amplify the voices of women and people of color. Haizlip’s feature documentary Mr. SOUL! has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture) and was nominated for two more, including Outstanding Documentary (Film), and Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture).
Photos courtesy of Melissa Haizlip
Food and Beverage Information
• Concessions will be open from 7:30 to 9 pm (closing 30 minutes prior to the end of the show) in the concession stand area near the bathrooms.
• Items available for purchase include a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages as well as snacks, sweets, candy, ice cream, popcorn, pretzels, and chips.
• No outside food or beverage permitted (except factory-sealed water bottles).
The North Carolina Museum of Art, in accordance with the recent executive order, does not require vaccinated visitors to wear face coverings or practice social distancing. Visitors who have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19 are encouraged to continue wearing masks and practicing social distancing while visiting our facilities.
Join us for a Juneteenth weekend (Friday–Sunday, June 18–20, 2021) of music, family activities, films, and discussions to remember and commemorate the history and resilience of African Americans. Friday evening features a live, in-person outdoor concert with three-time Grammy-nominated performance ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock®. Saturday includes in-person family story time and activities with Liberation Station, a book discussion, and screenings of two critically acclaimed documentaries—Wilmington on Fire and Mr. SOUL! The weekend ends with a celebration of Black Music Month with DJ Thoro, live from the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in Museum Park on Sunday. American Sign Language interpreters are available onsite for multiple events.
Outdoor films at the NCMA are back! Come experience big-screen movie magic under the stars at the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park. This summer enjoy movies and musicals that will make you nostalgic for decades past. Let yourself be transported back in time to the moment you first experienced these classic films.