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  1. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 1 | 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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  2. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 1 | 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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  3. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 1 | 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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  4. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 1 | 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 3 | 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. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 10:15 am

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  7. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 11:15 am

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  8. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 5 | 1:15 pm

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the Museum collection!

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum...

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  9. Night Hike in the Museum Park (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, October 6 | 7 pm

    Join us for a hike at one of the best venues under the evening sky. REI provides headlamps and trekking poles for a hike of three to five miles. Afterward we’ll enjoy...

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  10. Sudden Fear

    Friday, October 6 | 8 pm

    (1952) Directed by David Miller. Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame. (111 min.) DCP.

    A successful middle-aged playwright (Joan Crawford) falls madly in love with...

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  11. Seminar—Celebrating 25 Years of Dutch and Flemish Art at the NCMA

    Saturday, October 7 | 9:15 am

    In a series of illustrated lectures, Dennis Weller, curator of Northern European art, reminisces about his role in adding to the NCMA’s outstanding Dutch and Flemish...

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  12. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 7 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  13. Studio Class: Form and Space—Drawing with William Paul Thomas

    Saturday, October 7 | Noon

    This studio class focuses on rendering illusionistic form and space with chalk pastels. Working from direct observation, students combine and synthesize elements from works...

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  14. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 7 | 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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  15. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 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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  16. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 7 | 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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  17. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 8 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  18. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 8 | 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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  19. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 8 | 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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  20. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 8 | 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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  21. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 8 | 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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  22. School’s Out Camp: Around the World in Five Days, Ages 6-10

    Monday, October 9 | 9 am

    This is your ticket for a whirlwind art-making adventure! Begin each day in a new country and create works of art inspired by the places you visit.

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  23. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 10 | 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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  24. Dining after Dark: Rediscovering Rodin (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, October 12 | 6:30 pm

    November 17 marks the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death. David Steel, curator of European art, discusses how Rodin created the works we see in the galleries and offers...

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  25. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Mallarmé Chamber Players and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, October 13 | 8 pm

    The popular Durham-based Mallarmé Chamber Players accompany a special screening the classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

    Included in season ticket. No docent-led tour...

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  26. Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale

    Saturday, October 14 | 8 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their fall plant sale in partnership with the NCMA. The...

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  27. Family Fun Saturdays: Small to Supersized

    Saturday, October 14 | 10 am

    Discover art in the Museum’s collection that transforms everyday objects, places, and ideas into something HUGE! Then, collaborate with your group to create a supersized...

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  28. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 14 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  29. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 14 | 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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  30. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 14 | 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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  31. Family Fun Saturdays: Small to Supersized (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, October 14 | 1 pm

    Discover art in the Museum’s collection that transforms everyday objects, places, and ideas into something HUGE! Then, collaborate with your group to create a supersized...

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  32. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 14 | 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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  33. Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale

    Sunday, October 15 | 10 am

    Students from the Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Horticulture Honors Society at North Carolina State University are holding their fall plant sale in partnership with the NCMA. The...

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  34. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 15 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  35. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 15 | 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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  36. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 15 | 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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  37. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 15 | 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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  38. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 15 | 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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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 17 | 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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  40. Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

    Tuesday, October 17 | 8 am

    This five-week course explores visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the North Carolina Essential Standards. The course includes opportunities for...

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  41. Artist Lecture—Matthew Brandt

    Wednesday, October 18 | 7 pm

    Calling his approach “a little bit messy and experimental,” Matthew Brandt produces large-scale photographs through labor-intensive processes recalling the 19th-century...

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  42. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 10:15 am

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces...

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  43. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 11:15 am

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces...

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  44. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, October 19 | 1:15 pm

    Look closely to see if you can spot beautiful flowers, delicious food, and tiny objects from nature in art.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces...

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  45. Iris after Dark

    Friday, October 20 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Lounge with friends to the spins and...

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  46. Gallery Games: Creepy Babies and Other Spooky Things

    Friday, October 20 | 6:30 pm

    Happy (almost) Halloween! Ever think a work of art was watching you? Or maybe you took one look at a creepy baby or child in a work of art and thought of your favorite (or...

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  47. Dead Again

    Friday, October 20 | 8 pm

    (1991) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi. (107 min.) R. 35mm from UNCSA.

    A shabby LA PI is sucked into an amnesiac’s nightmares...

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  48. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 21 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  49. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 21 | 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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  50. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 21 | 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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  51. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 21 | 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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  52. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 22 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  53. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 22 | 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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  54. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 22 | 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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  55. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 22 | 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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  56. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 22 | 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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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 24 | 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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  58. Member Preview Day: Inspiring Beauty

    Friday, October 27 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair before it opens to the public. Please be prepared to show your membership card as you enter the...

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  59. Iris after Dark

    Friday, October 27 | 5:30 pm

    Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Lounge with friends to the spins and...

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  60. The Lost City of Z

    Friday, October 27 | 8 pm

    (2017) Directed by James Gray. Charlie Hunnam. Robert Pattinson. Sienna Miller. (141 min.) Digital.

    Ambition morphs into obsession as a gentleman explorer pushes into the...

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  61. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Saturday, October 28 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

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  62. Designer Studio during Inspiring Beauty

    Saturday, October 28 | 10:30 am

    With admission to Inspiring Beauty, you gain behind-the-scenes access to designers-in-residence Katherine Diuguid and Precious Lovell as they create haute couture in the...

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  63. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 28 | 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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  64. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 28 | 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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  65. Designer Studio during Inspiring Beauty

    Saturday, October 28 | 2 pm

    With admission to Inspiring Beauty, you gain behind-the-scenes access to designers-in-residence Katherine Diuguid and Precious Lovell as they create haute couture in the...

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  66. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, October 28 | 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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  67. Opening Event—Runway Fashion Show and Dance Party in Celebration of Inspiring Beauty (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, October 28 | 8 pm

    This event is sold out, but we have another fabulous night of fashion and beauty planned! Learn more about Behind the Seams, and get your tickets for the Thursday, November...

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  68. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Dressed to Impress

    Sunday, October 29 | 10:30 am

    Clothing can say a lot about a person! Learn more about clothes from functional to fancy in portraits across the Museum.

    READ MORE

  69. Designer Studio during Inspiring Beauty

    Sunday, October 29 | 10:30 am

    With admission to Inspiring Beauty, you gain behind-the-scenes access to designers-in-residence Katherine Diuguid and Precious Lovell as they create haute couture in the...

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  70. Pop-Up Art: Nighttime Skies

    Sunday, October 29 | Noon

    Create a dynamic nighttime dreamscape in a bottle inspired by Skunder Boghossian’s moody painting.

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  71. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 29 | 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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  72. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 29 | 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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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 29 | 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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  74. Designer Studio during Inspiring Beauty

    Sunday, October 29 | 2 pm

    With admission to Inspiring Beauty, you gain behind-the-scenes access to designers-in-residence Katherine Diuguid and Precious Lovell as they create haute couture in the...

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  75. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Juilliard String Quartet (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, October 29 | 2 pm

    The world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, performs a concert featuring the music of Haydn, Dvorak, and...

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  76. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, October 29 | 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. A Conversation with André Leon Talley (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, October 29 | 6 pm

    Fashion icon André Leon Talley became a household name as an editor for Vogue and a judge for America’s Next Top Model. Few may know that Talley is originally from Durham...

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  78. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 31 | 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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