Calendar

  1. Sunflower Selfies and Beyond

    Thursday, August 1 | 6 pm

    While our sunflower field is in bloom, come learn how to get that perfect shot of yourself, the flowers, and more! The class is taught by Mary Louise Ravese of Bella Vista...

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Iris after Dark

    Friday, August 2 | 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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  8. Alien (40th anniversary) (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Friday, August 2 | 8:30 pm

    (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Dan O’Bannon. 116 min. R

    Deep in outer space, the crew of the S.S. Nostromo answers a mysterious distress call from an...

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  9. Family Sunflower Adventure

    Saturday, August 3 | 9 am

    Take an adventure into the world of sunflowers during this family program at our sunflower field. Discover the life that creates this buzzing floral ecosystem—and maybe...

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  10. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, August 3 | 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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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 3 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  12. Art Invasion! Monster Drawers in the Galleries

    Saturday, August 3 | 11 am

    Experience the artistic process firsthand as five local artists demonstrate their favorite techniques, inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection, in various galleries...

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  13. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, August 3 | 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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  14. Captain Marvel

    Saturday, August 3 | 8:30 pm

    (2019) Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. 123 min. PG-13

    The Marvel Universe gets a dose of woman power...

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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 4 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  16. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, August 4 | 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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  17. Up, Up, and Away (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  18. Middle School Workshop: Facetime

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Discover some original selfies as you explore the many faces of the Museum’s galleries. Focus on self-portraiture in many forms and celebrate what makes you unique.

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  19. Up, Up, and Away (ages 7–8) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  20. Up, Up, and Away (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  21. Table Tales Culinary Tasting (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, August 6 | 7 pm

    “From Syria to Spain, India to Italy, Afghanistan to the Americas, an enticing array of aromas, flavors, and textures has blended with the local foodways to create a...

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  22. An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, August 7 | 8 pm

    The Museum is monitoring potential inclement weather that may affect tonight’s concert. At this time, the concert is still on. Please continue to monitor the website, ...

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

    Thursday, August 8 | 9:15 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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  24. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, August 8 | 10:15 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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  25. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, August 8 | 11:15 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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  26. Iris after Dark

    Friday, August 9 | 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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  27. Free Solo

    Friday, August 9 | 8:30 pm

    (2018) Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. 100 min. PG-13

    Before the movie, come early for a special experience with Great Outdoor Provision Company and...

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  28. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 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. Family Fun Saturdays: Printmaking Explorations

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  30. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 10 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  31. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  32. Family Fun Saturdays: Printmaking Explorations

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  33. Beyond Sight Tours

    Saturday, August 10 | 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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  34. The Dude Abides Movie Party with The Big Lebowski

    Saturday, August 10 | 6 pm

    “Careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” The celebration is back with costume contest, trivia, nihilists, and the Folgers can. Activities from 6 pm to 8 pm; movie begins at...

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  35. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 11 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  36. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, August 11 | 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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  37. Art Detectives (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

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  38. Pre-K Camp: Animal Adventures

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Can you slither like a snake or stand like a flamingo? Then you’ll love this week of wild and wonderful animals from around the globe.

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  39. Art Detectives (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

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  40. Art Detectives (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

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  41. Asana and Audubon Bird Yoga (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, August 14 | 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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  42. Iris after Dark

    Friday, August 16 | 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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  43. Dance and Documentary (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, August 16 | 7 pm

    In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Arts Council, and Come Hear North...

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  44. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, August 17 | 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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  45. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 17 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  46. Music Master Class: Nina Simone Redux, Sing a Song of Nina

    Saturday, August 17 | 10:30 am

    In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Arts Council, and Come Hear North...

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  47. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, August 17 | 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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  48. Music Master Class: Nina Simone, The Life of an Icon

    Saturday, August 17 | 2 pm

    In partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, North Carolina Arts Council, and Come Hear North...

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  49. Celebrating Nina Simone featuring Lisa Simone in Concert

    Saturday, August 17 | 8 pm

    The legendary singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born in 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina. Last year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated her...

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  50. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 18 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  51. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, August 18 | 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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  52. Art of the Afterlife

    Sunday, August 18 | Noon

    Inspired by the new exhibition What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?, make a decorative container inspired by the Museum’s grain mummy, sarcophagi, and coffins.

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  53. A Conversation with Lisa Simone (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Sunday, August 18 | 3 pm

    Lisa Simone, daughter of Nina Simone, leads a conversation about her mother’s legacy, her own life as a performing artist, and the critical responsibility of preserving...

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  54. Goin' Green (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  55. Goin' Green (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  56. Goin' Green (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  57. Middle School Workshop: Materials Remix (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Make room for media beyond paint on canvas. Find inspiration in unexpected and unusual materials as you paint, sculpt, and draw your way through this unpredictable week.

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  58. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  59. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 10:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  60. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 11:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  61. Iris after Dark

    Friday, August 23 | 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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  62. Monster Drawing Rally 2019

    Friday, August 23 | 5:30 pm

    Join us for the fourth year of our live drawing event, featuring 75 artists at all stages of their careers drawing in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the...

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  63. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, August 24 | 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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  64. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 24 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

    ... READ MORE

  65. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, August 24 | 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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  66. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 25 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  67. The Scope of Sculpture

    Sunday, August 25 | 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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  68. Chaka Khan

    Thursday, August 29 | 8 pm

    The NCMA presents one of the most celebrated voices in American popular music. Chaka Khan is a 10-time Grammy Award recipient who’s sold 70 million records worldwide....

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  69. Iris after Dark

    Friday, August 30 | 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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  70. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, August 31 | 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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  71. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 31 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

    ... READ MORE

  72. The Scope of Sculpture

    Saturday, August 31 | 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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  73. Mipso with Robert Ellis

    Saturday, August 31 | 8 pm

    The Chapel Hill-based Americana band Mipso carries on its musical evolution with the great new album Edges Run. Rolling Stone called Mipso one of “the ten new country...

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