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  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 1 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  2. American Acoustic with Punch Brothers, I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan), and Julian Lage (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, August 1 | 8 pm

    The American Acoustic tour brings together the leading lights of contemporary Americana music for an evening of incomparable musicianship and vocal harmonizing. I’m with...

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  3. Middle School Workshop: Disconnect to Reconnect, Ages 11–13

    Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Power down and take some time to find out who you are and what makes you special through a...

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  4. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 10–11

    Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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  5. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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  6. Summer Camp: Up in the Air, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, July 31 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own art, from...

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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 2 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  8. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 3 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  9. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 3 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  10. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 3 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  11. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 3 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  12. Past Event: ArtCast Live Podcast

    Thursday, August 3 | 7 pm

    A live joint podcast featuring artists from the upcoming Monster Drawing Rally and podcasters Jen Dasal, NCMA associate curator of contemporary art (ArtCurious); Jeff Bell,...

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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 4 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  14. Lion

    Friday, August 4 | 9 pm

    Lion
    (2016) Directed by Garth Davis. Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar. (118 min.) PG-13

    Five-year-old Saroo loses his cherished older brother in a deserted railway...

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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Saturday, August 5 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  16. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 5 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  17. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 5 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  18. Lecture and Studio: Visual Love—Ketubah-Inspired Relief Printing

    Saturday, August 5 | 1 pm

    On August 7 Jews around the world celebrate Tu B’Av, “Jewish Valentine’s Day.” This unique lecture and craft workshop provides a brief historical introduction to the...

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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 5 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 5 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  21. Hidden Figures

    Saturday, August 5 | 9 pm

    Hidden Figures
    (2016) Directed by Theodore Melfi. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. (127 min.) PG

    Badass female mathematician is a phrase used far too...

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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Sunday, August 6 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  23. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 6 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  24. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 6 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  25. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 6 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  26. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 6 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  27. Pre-K Summer Camp: Weather World, August 7-11, Ages 4-5

    Monday, August 7 | 9 am

    From rainbows and clouds to sunshine and snow—come explore the weather that’s all around us.

    Download the Summer Camp Health Form and Suggested Items Checklist.

    ...

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  28. Summer Camp: Art Bots, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    Waiting list - Monday, August 7 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Do you love robots? Then you’ll love this week of building, drawing, and painting your...

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  29. Summer Camp: Art Bots, Ages 10–11

    Monday, August 7 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Do you love robots? Then you’ll love this week of building, drawing, and painting your...

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  30. Summer Camp: Art Bots, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, August 7 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Do you love robots? Then you’ll love this week of building, drawing, and painting your...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 8 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  32. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 9 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  33. Rhiannon Giddens—The Freedom Highway Tour

    Wednesday, August 9 | 8 pm

    Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began...

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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 10 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  35. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 11 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  36. Kubo and the Two Strings (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Friday, August 11 | 9 pm

    Kubo and the Two Strings
    (2016) Directed by Travis Knight. Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey. (101 min.) PG

    Plucky Kubo lives with his mother in an...

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  37. Family Fun Saturdays: Textile Explorations

    Saturday, August 12 | 10 am

    Explore fabrics and threads in the Museum’s new African art galleries. Then, create your own experimental textile using techniques of weaving, embroidery, and more.

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  38. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Saturday, August 12 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  39. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 12 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  40. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 12 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  41. Family Fun Saturdays: Textile Explorations

    Saturday, August 12 | 1 pm

    Explore fabrics and threads in the Museum’s new African art galleries. Then, create your own experimental textile using techniques of weaving, embroidery, and more.

    ... READ MORE

  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 12 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 12 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  44. Superchunk, with Waxahatchee and Ex Hex

    Saturday, August 12 | 7 pm

    Besides being rich in musical talent, North Carolina is also home to some of the country’s most influential independent record companies. This concert highlights three...

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  45. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Sunday, August 13 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 13 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  47. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 13 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  48. Studio Class: Writing with Eudora Welty as Muse

    Sunday, August 13 | 1 pm

    Join writer-educator Mara Shurgot for a workshop inspired by the exhibition Looking South: Photographs by Eudora Welty. Students explore themes of character and dialogue...

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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 13 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 13 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  51. Summer Camp: Out of This World Art, Ages 8–9

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 14 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Come explore the universe! We’ll create works of art that are out of this world. We’ll...

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  52. Summer Camp: Out of This World Art, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 14 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Come explore the universe! We’ll create works of art that are out of this world. We’ll...

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  53. Summer Camp: Out of This World Art, Ages 10–11 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 14 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Come explore the universe! We’ll create works of art that are out of this world. We’ll...

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  54. Middle School Workshop: Get Inked!, Ages 11–13 (Waiting List)

    Waiting list - Monday, August 14 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Discover the expressive power of printmaking. Create bold, graphic images using traditional...

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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 15 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  56. African Art Gallery Orientation for Teachers

    Tuesday, August 15 | 3:30 pm

    Teachers, learn more about the new African art gallery reinstallation and consult with a Museum educator about ideas for using the collection in your classroom.

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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 16 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  58. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, August 17 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  59. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, August 17 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

    READ MORE

  60. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, August 17 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while looking at art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  61. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 17 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  62. African Art Gallery Orientation for Teachers

    Thursday, August 17 | 3:30 pm

    Teachers, learn more about the new African art gallery reinstallation and consult with a Museum educator about ideas for using the collection in your classroom.

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  63. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 18 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  64. Moonlight

    Friday, August 18 | 8:30 pm

    Moonlight 
    (2016) Written and directed by Barry Jenkins. Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe. (111 min.) R

    Oscar’s Best Picture depicts a rough Miami ‘hood, where...

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  65. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Saturday, August 19 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 19 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  67. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 19 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  68. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 19 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 19 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  70. Tift Merritt and Friends

    Saturday, August 19 | 8 pm

    Featuring M. C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and The Suitcase Junket

    Raleigh native Tift Merritt has performed at...

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  71. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Sunday, August 20 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  72. Pop-Up Art: Fabric Fantastic

    Sunday, August 20 | Noon

    Spray, drip, and splatter to explore the colors and textures of painted cloth, inspired by artist Yinka Shonibare. Come dressed to get messy!  

    Free art-making activities...

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  73. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 20 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  74. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 20 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 20 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  76. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 20 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  77. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure, Ages 6–7 (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 21 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Uncover how artists create beautiful works of art using found and recycled objects, and...

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  78. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure, Ages 10–11

    Monday, August 21 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Uncover how artists create beautiful works of art using found and recycled objects, and...

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  79. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure, Ages 8–9 (Waiting List)

    waiting list - Monday, August 21 | 9 am

    Registration begins February 1 for members and February 28 for nonmembers. 

     

    Uncover how artists create beautiful works of art using found and recycled objects, and...

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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 22 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  81. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 23 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 24 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  83. Final Friday in the Museum Store: Greenwich Bay Soaps

    Friday, August 25 | 10 am

    Final Fridays in the Museum Store feature trunk shows, special products, author signings, and other events to celebrate the Museum Store’s unique offerings. They’re held on...

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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, August 25 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  85. Past Event: Monster Drawing Rally 2017

    SOLD OUT - Friday, August 25 | 5:30 pm

    At this live drawing event/fundraiser, more than 80 artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the...

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  86. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Saturday, August 26 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  87. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 26 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  88. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, August 26 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  89. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, August 26 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  90. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, August 26 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  91. Beauty and the Beast

    Saturday, August 26 | 8:30 pm

    Beauty and the Beast
    (2017) Directed by Bill Condon. Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline. (129 min.) PG

    In this live-action, CGI-boosted enchantment, Emma Watson brings...

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  92. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Museum Safari

    Sunday, August 27 | 10:30 am

    Animals from around the globe make their home at the Museum. Find some of them on an art expedition through the new African art galleries.


    Generous support for the...

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  93. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 27 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  94. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, August 27 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see.

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  95. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, August 27 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  96. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, August 27 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  97. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, August 29 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  98. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, August 30 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  99. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, August 31 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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