Calendar

  1. Iris after Dark

    Friday, March 1 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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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  2. Dining after Dark: Audubon Returns

    Friday, March 1 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Joseph Covington, former director of education at the NCMA, brings to life the engravings of John James Audubon as fine art and as a reflection of his pioneering American...

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  3. American Animals

    Friday, March 1 | 8 pm - 11 pm

    American Animals
    (2018) Directed by Bart Layton. Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan. (116 min.) R. Digital.

    The stereotype of the slick Hollywood heist flick gets stood...

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  4. Online Mini-Courses on Art and Science

    Tuesday, February 19 | 9 am - 5 pm

    In collaboration with the Hickory Museum of Art, the NCMA offers educators a series of mini-courses on the connections between art and science. Participants explore topics...

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  5. School’s Out Camp: Raiders of the Lost Art, Ages 6-10

    Monday, February 25 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Discover legends from the ancient and modern worlds, decode messages revealed in art, and create works of art that tell your own stories.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 2 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  7. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, March 2 | 10:30 am - 12 pm

    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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  8. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Saturday, March 2 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

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  9. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 2 | 1 pm - 3 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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  10. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 3 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  11. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Sunday, March 3 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

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  12. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 3 | 1 pm - 3 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. Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Quartet for the End of Time

    Sunday, March 3 | 2 pm - 5 pm

    Members of the Charlotte Symphony perform Olivier Messiaen’s epic wartime Quartet for the End of Time. Endlessly deep and filled with haunting passages, the work has been...

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  14. Iris after Dark

    Friday, March 8 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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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  15. Artist Talk: Guerrilla Girls Speak Out! (Sold Out)

    Sold out - Friday, March 8 | 8 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Guerrilla Girls are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman, and Batman. A founding member discusses the group’s...

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  16. #ncmaLATE Cocktails and Craftivism

    Friday, March 8 | 9:30 pm - 1 am

    At the intersection of craft and activism lies the greater good. Raise a glass and your awareness at this late-night party that includes art making, performances, and...

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  17. The (Museum) Future is Female

    Saturday, March 9 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

    A panel discussion with directors of the Triangle’s foremost art institutions, Valerie Hillings (NCMA), Katie Ziglar (Ackland), and Sarah Schroth (Nasher). Join host Renee...

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  18. Woman Up! Engage in the Galleries

    Saturday, March 9 | 10 am - 5 pm

    Drop in to learn, create, and discuss current social issues and topics with North Carolina women in the arts.

    10 am–noon Stacey Kirby—VALIDnation
    VALIDnation is a...

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  19. “Matrons of Mystery,” A Motley Clue Adventure (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, March 9 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Experience the Museum in a three-hour mystery scavenger hunt by solving puzzles and seeking clues in the artwork, with a spotlight on women in the permanent collection. Can...

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  20. Workshop with the Guerrilla Girls—Exercise Your Activism (Sold Out)

    Sold out - Saturday, March 9 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

    Learn the working principles of art activism from one of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls in this poster-making workshop. Participants are guided to work in...

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  21. Double Take—Artist-Led Walks through the Galleries

    Saturday, March 9 | 11 am - 4 pm

    Trust yourself! You know more about art than you think, so take a second look. Walk through the Museum with local artists/advocates as your guides; discuss their...

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  22. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 9 | 1 pm - 3 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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  23. “Matrons of Mystery,” A Motley Clue Adventure

    Saturday, March 9 | 2 pm - 5 pm

    Experience the Museum in a three-hour mystery scavenger hunt by solving puzzles and seeking clues in the artwork, with a spotlight on women in the permanent collection. Can...

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  24. Seeing Ourselves Painting Workshop with Alia El-Bermani (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Saturday, March 9 | 2 pm - 5 pm

    Women can be adept at criticizing their outward appearances, making the idea of a self-portrait somewhat daunting. In this workshop artist Alia El-Bermani gently leads...

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  25. PopUp Chorus

    Saturday, March 9 | 3 pm - 5 pm

    Whether you’re a musical Monet or can’t carry a tune in a bucket, bring your friends and meet some new ones at our PopUp Chorus. Singing with others connects us in a...

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  26. Cereal Cinema: Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

    Sunday, March 10 | 8 am - 10:30 am

    Bedheads are welcome at this early-risers breakfast movie party! Enjoy cereal and coffee (included in ticket price) before settling in for the movie. Cereal and drawing 8–9...

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  27. Colors of Yoga in the Galleries

    Sunday, March 10 | 9 am - 10 am

    Colors of Yoga, Raleigh’s only black-owned yoga studio, brings inclusive and mindful movement to the tranquil space of the permanent galleries. Take up time and space for...

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  28. Women Walk—Nature Photography (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Sunday, March 10 | 10 am - 11:30 am

    Join an outdoor photography expert and a Park guide to learn what makes a "good" composition and how to eliminate distractions. Discuss the Rule of Thirds, the three...

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  29. Art and Arcana Tarot in the Galleries

    Sunday, March 10 | 11 am - 1 pm

    Do you have a question? The answer may be in the cards. The Tarot has been used for centuries as a way of tapping into one’s own deep inner knowing and creativity. Join a...

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  30. Double Take—Artist-Led Walks through the Galleries

    Sunday, March 10 | 11 am - 3:45 pm

    Trust yourself! You know more about art than you think, so take a second look. Walk through the Museum with local artists/advocates as your guides; discuss their...

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  31. Woman Up! Engage in the Galleries

    Sunday, March 10 | 11 am - 5:30 pm

    Drop in to learn, create, and discuss current social issues and topics with North Carolina women in the arts.

    11:00 am–1 pm Rebecca Benedetti—Crystal Singing Sound Bowl...

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  32. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 10 | 1 pm - 3 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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  33. Art and Arcana Tarot in the Galleries

    Sunday, March 10 | 2 pm - 4 pm

    Do you have a question? The answer may be in the cards. The Tarot has been used for centuries as a way of tapping into one’s own deep inner knowing and creativity. Join a...

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  34. Art Therapy and Self-Care Workshop—You Are Worthy (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, March 10 | 2 pm - 5 pm

    Join Elena Johnson and Bennett Kirkpatrick, licensed professional counselors and expressive arts therapists, to explore what it means to create and claim space in the...

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  35. NCMA Cinema: Whip It with special guests The Carolina Rollergirls

    Sunday, March 10 | 3 pm - 5:30 pm

    (2009) Directed by Drew Barrymore. Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig. (110 min.) PG-13. Digital.

    Small-town Texan Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page) yearns to escape...

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  36. Asana and Audubon Bird Yoga (Sold Out)

    Sold out - Wednesday, March 13 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Practice yoga surrounded by birds and nature in the middle of winter! Experience a 75-minute yoga class inside our new immersive Audubon Gallery. This vinyasa-style class...

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  37. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 14 | 9:15 am - 10 am

    Have fun while exploring 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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  38. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, March 14 | 10:15 am - 11 am

    Have fun while exploring 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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  39. What's in the Box?: Animals (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 14 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

    Have fun while exploring 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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  40. Iris after Dark

    Friday, March 15 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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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  41. Rosita

    Friday, March 15 | 8 pm - 11 pm

    Rosita
    Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Nathan Shirley.

    (1923) Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Mary Pickford, George Walsh, Holbrook Blinn. (90 min.) Restored by...

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

    ... READ MORE

  43. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 am - 12 pm

    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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  44. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Saturday, March 16 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

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  45. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 16 | 1 pm - 3 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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  46. I ♥ Purim: Saturday Night Fever

    Saturday, March 16 | 7:30 pm - 10 pm

    Get your groove on and practice the hustle, because we’re celebrating Purim circa the late 1970s and Studio 54. Slide into those platform shoes and shimmering satin, slip...

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  47. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 17 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  48. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Sunday, March 17 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

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  49. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 17 | 1 pm - 3 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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  50. Festivals in Ancient Egypt (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, March 17 | 2 pm - 4 pm

    The ancient Egyptian calendar was dotted with festivals celebrating the rebirth and rejuvenation of the cosmos, deities, kings, and the “blessed dead.” Emily Teeter,...

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  51. Build Your Crown Workshop with Floral Artist Heather Ann Miller (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 21 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Channel your inner Frida with floral artist Heather Ann Miller of Eclectic Sage. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a bold and beautiful flower crown inspired by...

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  52. Museum Store Trunk Shows 2019

    Thursday, March 21 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Thursday, March 21
    Susan Devine, jewelry artist
    Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
    Jewelry made from found materials curated from world travels

    Friday, March 22
    Terry McManus,...

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  53. Art in Bloom 2019 “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Thursday, March 21 | Noon - 2 pm

    Docents are available in the galleries to answer questions, share inside stories about the works on display, or talk about the interaction between the floral designs and...

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  54. Floral Demonstration with Steve Taras, “Because Not All Art Comes in a Frame” (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 21 | 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Steve Taras came to floristry after years in the accounting field left him feeling unfulfilled. His creative vision now leads the team at Watered Garden Florist, premier...

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  55. Art in Bloom Opening Event, “Frida’s Floral Fiesta” (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 21 | 7:30 pm - 10 pm

    Frida Kahlo said, “I paint flowers so they will not die.” In honor of Frida and in anticipation of our fall exhibition, grab your rebozo, put on your eyebrows, and head to...

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  56. Painting Workshop with Watercolorist Amy Richards (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, March 22 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Amy Richards, creator of whimsical illustrations, shows how to paint sweet and simple watercolor bouquets. She teaches easy watercolor techniques that will enable you to...

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  57. Museum Store Trunk Shows 2019

    Friday, March 22 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Thursday, March 21
    Susan Devine, jewelry artist
    Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
    Jewelry made from found materials curated from world travels

    Friday, March 22
    Terry McManus,...

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  58. Art in Bloom 2019 “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Friday, March 22 | Noon - 2 pm

    Docents are available in the galleries to answer questions, share inside stories about the works on display, or talk about the interaction between the floral designs and...

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  59. Floral Demonstration with Special Guest Holly Heider Chapple

    Friday, March 22 | 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    Dubbed the “Flower Mama” by her peers, Holly Heider Chapple is a visionary and an advocate for floristry and farming. She owns Hope Flower Farm in Waterford, Virginia, and...

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  60. Painting Workshop with Watercolorist Amy Richards (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, March 22 | 2:30 pm - 5 pm

    Amy Richards, creator of whimsical illustrations, shows how to paint sweet and simple watercolor bouquets. She teaches easy watercolor techniques that will enable you to...

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  61. Friday Flora Club

    Friday, March 22 | 6 pm - 8 pm

    The crazy-cool folks from Edge of Urge, a maker incubator with ties to independent designers, join us to launch the weekend. Find your “floral name” and stamp a necklace...

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  62. Offsite Educator Workshop at Hickory Museum of Art

    Saturday, March 23 | 10 am - 4 pm

    The Hickory Museum of Art’s Grand Vision exhibition of the work of North Carolina artist Elliott Daingerfield is the inspiration for this workshop. Participants explore the...

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  63. Macramé Hanging Planter Workshop (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, March 23 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Here’s a chance to practice the time-honored art of macramé. Workshop includes hands-on instruction on knotting techniques and all you need to make a lovely hanging macramé...

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  64. Museum Store Trunk Shows 2019

    Saturday, March 23 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Thursday, March 21
    Susan Devine, jewelry artist
    Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
    Jewelry made from found materials curated from world travels

    Friday, March 22
    Terry McManus,...

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  65. Art in Bloom 2019 “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 23 | Noon - 2 pm

    Docents are available in the galleries to answer questions, share inside stories about the works on display, or talk about the interaction between the floral designs and...

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  66. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 23 | 1 pm - 3 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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  67. Floral Demonstration with AIFD Designers, “Inspiration to Expression”

    Saturday, March 23 | 2 pm - 3:30 pm

    What inspired the design? Was it color, line, emotion? Watch and learn as designers Aisha Crivens, Marcella Lopez-Villejo, Sherene Tan, Carol Dowd, Stephanie Garrett, Tammy...

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  68. Little Flower Shop of Horrors Lounge

    Saturday, March 23 | 7 pm - 8:30 pm

    If you’ve ever wondered what kinds of plants could kill you, here is your chance to find out. Our friends from Alamo Drafthouse have cooked up a concoction of...

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  69. Museum Store Trunk Shows 2019

    Sunday, March 24 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Thursday, March 21
    Susan Devine, jewelry artist
    Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
    Jewelry made from found materials curated from world travels

    Friday, March 22
    Terry McManus,...

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  70. Art in Bloom 2019 “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 24 | Noon - 2 pm

    Docents are available in the galleries to answer questions, share inside stories about the works on display, or talk about the interaction between the floral designs and...

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  71. Asana and Audubon Bird Yoga (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, March 27 | 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

    Practice yoga surrounded by birds and nature in the middle of winter! Experience a 75-minute yoga class inside our new immersive Audubon Gallery. This vinyasa-style class...

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  72. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 9:15 am - 10 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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  73. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 10:15 am - 11 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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  74. What's in the Box?: Movement (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 28 | 11:15 am - 12 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...

    READ MORE

  75. Iris after Dark

    Friday, March 29 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 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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  76. Falbalas (Paris Frills) (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Friday, March 29 | 8 pm - 11 pm

    Falbalas (Paris Frills)
    (1945) Directed by Jacques Becker. Raymond Rouleau, Micheline Presle, Jean Chevrier. (111 min.) Digital. French with English subtitles.

    A...

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  77. Fly Like the Birds Outdoor AcroYoga Workshop

    Saturday, March 30 | 10 am - 11:30 am

    AcroYoga is a community practice that combines the mindful aspects of yoga with the power of group acrobatics. Participants move through fundamental poses to explore...

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  78. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  79. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

    ... READ MORE

  80. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:30 am - 12 pm

    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...

    READ MORE

  81. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Saturday, March 30 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

    READ MORE

  82. Fly Like the Birds Outdoor AcroYoga Workshop (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, March 30 | Noon - 1:30 pm

    AcroYoga is a community practice that combines the mindful aspects of yoga with the power of group acrobatics. Participants move through fundamental poses to explore...

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  83. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, March 30 | 1 pm - 3 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

  84. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, March 30 | 1 pm - 3 pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  85. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 31 | 10:30 am - 11 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

    ... READ MORE

  86. Art by Women, Women in Art Tour

    Sunday, March 31 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Discover images by and about women in the permanent collection. Meet at West Building Information Desk. 

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  87. Bespoke: Sherrill Roland and the Jumpsuit Project

    Sunday, March 31 | 1 pm - 2 pm

    Artist Sherrill Roland discusses the Jumpsuit Project, in which he turned his wrongful conviction into a social justice project about the intersection of race, gender, and...

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  88. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, March 31 | 1 pm - 3 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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