Calendar

  1. June 11–August 6 Online Course: Exploring Global Learning through Art

    Tuesday, June 11

    This self-paced online course, available June 11–August 6, uses works of art from the Museum’s collection as a pathway to understanding global issues and developing...

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  2. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 2 | 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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  3. Courtney Barnett with Quinn Christopherson

    Tuesday, July 2 | 8 pm

    Courtney Barnett is one of the most distinctive and compelling voices in indie rock, a singer-songwriter who mixes deeply insightful observations with devastating...

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  4. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 5 | 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. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 5 | 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. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 6 | 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. Dress for the outdoors and bring water. Tours...

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  8. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Saturday, July 6 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  9. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 6 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  10. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 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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  11. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, July 6 | 8:30 pm

    The July 6 screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been canceled due to technical constraints. All ticket holders will be automatically refunded. 

    (2018)...

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  13. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Sunday, July 7 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  14. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, July 7 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  15. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 7 | 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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  17. Middle School Workshop: Ready. Set. Draw.

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Do you keep a sketchbook or always find yourself doodling? Come find endless inspiration for your drawing as you explore the Museum galleries and Park.

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  18. aMUSE Me! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  19. aMUSE Me! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  20. aMUSE Me! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 9 | 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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  22. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 10 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  23. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 10 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  25. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 11 | 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. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 12 | 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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  27. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 12 | 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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  28. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 13 | 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. Dress for the outdoors and bring water. Tours...

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  29. The Science and Art of Painting Birds (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 13 | 10 am

    In this daylong workshop, Patricia Savage, award-winning member of the Society of Animal Artists, guides students in the drybrush watercolor technique used by scientific...

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  30. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Saturday, July 13 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  31. ADF Dance Pop-Up

    Saturday, July 13 | 11 am

    Celebrate the American Dance Festival by watching ADF students perform work by acclaimed New York choreographer Mark Dendy in Museum galleries. A young company of 10...

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  32. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 13 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  33. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 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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  34. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  35. Beyond Sight Tours (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Saturday, July 13 | 2 pm

    This tour, designed for teens and adults who are blind or have low vision, explores the Museum’s permanent collection through audio description, tactile experiences, and...

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  36. Andrew Bird with special guest Tift Merritt

    Saturday, July 13 | 8 pm

    Andrew Bird is an endlessly creative singer-songwriter, violinist, and whistler whose work has ranged stylistically from old-time jazz and folk to the extraordinary...

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  37. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Sunday, July 14 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  38. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, July 14 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  39. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 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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  40. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 14 | 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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  41. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 9–11) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  42. Pre-K Camp: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Beep! Beep! Hop aboard for an exciting week all about transportation. We’ll make art inspired by all the ways people get from here to there.

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  43. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  44. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 16 | 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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  46. Cosmic Art and Full Moon Walk (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, July 16 | 7:30 pm

    Enjoy an evening in the Museum Park creating art inspired by the lunar cycle, and then take a guided 1.5-mile walk under the light of the full moon. Bring water and a...

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  47. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 17 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  48. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 17 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  50. Asana and Audubon Bird Yoga (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, July 17 | 5:30 pm

    Experience yoga inside the immersive Audubon Gallery. This hourlong vinyasa-style class includes movement inspired by the birds and meditation accompanied by birdsong....

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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 18 | 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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  52. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 19 | 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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  53. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 19 | 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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  54. Movie Party with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    Friday, July 19 | 6 pm

    Activities from 6 pm to 8 pm; movie begins at 8:30 pm. Costumes encouraged. Hot dogs and hamburgers available through Iris concessions (vegetarian options available), or...

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  55. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 20 | 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. Dress for the outdoors and bring water. Tours...

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  56. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  57. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 20 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  58. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 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.

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  59. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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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  60. First Man (50th anniversary of the moon landing)

    Saturday, July 20 | 8:30 pm

    (2018) Directed by Damien Chazelle. Written by Josh Singer. 141 min. PG-13

    Discover the truth behind the headlines in this biopic depicting the career of Neil Armstrong...

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  61. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Sunday, July 21 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  62. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, July 21 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  63. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 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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  64. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 21 | 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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  65. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  66. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  67. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and fiber materials to explore sewing, fabric dyeing, and beading.

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  68. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  69. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 23 | 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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  70. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers/Amos Lee (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT; PLEASE NOTE, DOORS NOW OPEN AT 7:15 PM; CONCERT STARTS AT 8 PM - Tuesday, July 23 | 8 pm

    With expected inclement weather, doors will now open at 7:15 pm and the concert will begin at 8 pm.

    Bruce Hornsby's work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a...

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  71. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  72. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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  74. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, July 25 | 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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  75. Lunch and Lecture: Meet Amanda M. Maples, Curator of African Art (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, July 26 | 11 am

    Find out what’s on the horizon for the NCMA’s African collection with curator Amanda M. Maples as she talks about new acquisitions, works never before on view, and the...

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  76. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, July 26 | 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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  77. Iris after Dark

    Friday, July 26 | 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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  78. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, July 27 | 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. Dress for the outdoors and bring water. Tours...

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  79. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, July 27 | 10:15 am

    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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  80. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Saturday, July 27 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  81. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, July 27 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  82. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, July 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.

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  83. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, July 27 | 1 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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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, July 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.

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  85. John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall

    Saturday, July 27 | 7:30 pm

    The John Butler Trio is an Australian roots-rock band led by the American-born guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter John Butler. The group broke through in 2004 with the...

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  86. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Bumpy, Smooth, Soft

    Sunday, July 28 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Artists can use surprising materials and masterful techniques to create art we can almost feel! Look and...

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  87. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, July 28 | 11:30 am

    Explore a variety of materials, styles, and messages in the NCMA’s diverse sculpture collection. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. 

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  88. Wish You Were Here!

    Sunday, July 28 | Noon

    Discover scenes of Africa from historic postcards on view in our galleries. Then make a travel postcard to send or take home with you!

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  89. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, July 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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  90. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, July 28 | 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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  91. Water Works (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  92. Middle School Workshop: Art for Change

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Art has long been used to send messages and take a stand for change. Discover what artists in the NCMA galleries are saying with their work before communicating your own...

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  93. Water Works (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  94. Water Works (ages 6–7) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  95. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, July 30 | 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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  96. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  97. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

    READ MORE

  98. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, July 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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