Calendar

  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  2. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  3. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  4. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, May 3 | 1:15 pm

    Have fun while exploring art together at NCMA’s interactive preschool workshop. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch...

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  5. Sensory Art Feast and Strolling Supper

    Thursday, May 3 | 6:30 pm

    Experience food, light, scent, sound, and color while visiting several of the galleries in You Are Here. Inspired cuisine and beverages enhance the art-viewing experience....

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  6. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 4 | 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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  7. The Love Punch

    Friday, May 4 | 8 pm

    (2013) Written and directed by Joel Hopkins. Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie. (94 min.) DVD.

    When a financial shark gobbles the retirement funds...

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  8. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 5 | 9:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  9. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 5 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  10. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 5 | 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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  11. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 6 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  12. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 6 | 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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  13. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 6 | 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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  14. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  15. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 9 | 5:30 pm

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

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  16. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 11 | 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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  17. Lost in Paris

    Friday, May 11 | 8 pm

    (2016) Written, directed by, and starring Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel, with Emmanuelle Riva. (83 min.) DCP.

    A Canadian librarian embarks on a long-dreamed-of trip to...

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  18. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 12 | 8:45 am

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

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  19. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 12 | 9:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  20. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 12 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  21. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 12 | 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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  22. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Live Music Soiree and A Late Quartet (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 12 | 6:15 pm

    The NCMA and Chamber Music Raleigh present a special movie-music combo: a performance by Oak City String Quartet followed by the film A Late Quartet, starring Philip...

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  23. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 13 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  24. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 13 | 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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  25. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 13 | 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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  26. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Symphony Winds

    Sunday, May 13 | 2 pm

    The woodwind quintet Symphony Winds performs the music of Czech composer Leoš Janáček and North Carolina composer Charles Delaney. Called “a hidden treasure” by Indy Week,...

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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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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  28. Light Bright Adult Workshop (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 15 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

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  29. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Tuesday, May 15 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  30. Light Bright Adult Workshop (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 16 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

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  31. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Wednesday, May 16 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  32. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 10:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  33. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 11:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  34. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 17 | 1:15 pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

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

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  35. Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 pm

    Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled. We invite you to attend the Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, Night Bright community festivals.

    A...

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  36. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 18 | 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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  37. Night Bright Community Festival: Magical Forest (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Friday, May 18 | 6:30 pm

    Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled. We invite you to attend the Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25, Night Bright community festivals.

    A...

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  38. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 19 | 9:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  39. Family Day: Light Play

    Saturday, May 19 | 10 am

    TICKETS

    Explore the magic of light! At this event (free, ticket required), create your own projection art using the Tagtool app, and discover light and shadow through...

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  40. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 19 | 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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  41. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Saturday, May 19 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  42. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 20 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

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  43. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 20 | 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.

    ... READ MORE

  44. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 20 | 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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  45. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: North Carolina Viol Consort

    Sunday, May 20 | 2 pm

    The viol da gamba resembles a violin, sounds like a viola, and is played like a cello. Viol consorts are traditionally early music chamber ensembles that feature the viol...

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  46. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Sunday, May 20 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  47. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi (Weather Permitting)

    Monday, May 21 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  48. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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.

    ... READ MORE

  49. Light Bright Adult Workshop

    Tuesday, May 22 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  50. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Tuesday, May 22 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

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  51. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, May 23 | 5:30 pm

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

    READ MORE

  52. Light Bright Adult Workshop

    Wednesday, May 23 | 7 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  53. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Wednesday, May 23 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  54. Night Bright Community Festival: Magical Forest / Space Is the Place

    Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 pm

    TICKETS

    Start the night in a magical rainforest filled with strange fruit and improbable creatures. Featuring digitally animated projections by Austrian artist...

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  55. Iris after Dark

    Friday, May 25 | 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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  56. Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love / The Incredible Machine (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Friday, May 25 | 6:30 pm

    TICKETS

    Imagine a humongous steam-punk machine that can make dreams come true and a forgotten world at the bottom of the ocean—coming together for one night! Featuring...

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  57. Art-Immersive Yoga in You Are Here (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, May 26 | 8:45 am

    Experience yoga within the exhibition You Are Here. Bring a mat and small towel, and dress comfortably. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome.

    Please fill out and...

    READ MORE

  58. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 26 | 9:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour. The route is approximately two miles long, with variations in surface and incline. Meet your guide at the café tables near the...

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  59. Light Bright Teen Workshop

    Saturday, May 26 | 10 am

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

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  60. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Saturday, May 26 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

    READ MORE

  61. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, May 26 | 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.

    ... READ MORE

  62. Light Bright Teen Workshop

    Saturday, May 26 | 2 pm

    Led by OMAi artists, participants paint with light, create animated graffiti, or tell improvised stories using the Tagtool app. Bring an iPad loaded with the Tagtool app...

    READ MORE

  63. Digital Graffiti Projections by OMAi with Tagtool Sessions (Weather Permitting)

    Saturday, May 26 | 9 pm

    Along with the short-term residency of Austrian artist collective OMAi, the Museum is hosting a temporary installation of their large-scale projections outside. Enjoy a...

    READ MORE

  64. Family-Friendly Tours: Rainbow of Color

    Sunday, May 27 | 10:30 am

    No reservations necessary. Tours last 30 minutes and are first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

    From red to violet and everything in between,...

    READ MORE

  65. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, May 27 | 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.

    ... READ MORE

  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 27 | 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.

    ... READ MORE

  67. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 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.

    ... READ MORE