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  1. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, September 1 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  2. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 1 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  3. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 1 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  4. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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

    Wednesday, September 4 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  6. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 9:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  7. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 10:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  8. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 11:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  10. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  11. Iris after Dark

    Friday, September 6 | 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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  12. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here (Canceled)

    Friday, September 6 | 7 pm

    Due to expected inclement weather, Friday’s performance by Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been canceled. Ticket holders can apply their tickets to either the Saturday or...

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  13. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 7 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  14. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, September 7 | 10:30 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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  15. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, September 7 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  16. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 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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  17. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  18. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Saturday, September 7 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  19. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 8 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  20. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, September 8 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  21. Pop-Up Art: Shanah Tovah!

    Sunday, September 8 | Noon

    Free art-making activities for all ages; no reservations needed.

    Wish your family and friends a sweet new year by exploring traditions of Rosh Hashanah. Create a delicious...

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  22. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 8 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  23. Reception for Teens, Inspired: Home

    Sunday, September 8 | 1 pm

    Teens, Inspired is an exhibition for high school students statewide that is created, juried, and curated in a collaboration between Museum staff and members of the Teen...

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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  25. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Sunday, September 8 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  26. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  27. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  28. Cocktails and Clay Walk with Daniel Johnston (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, September 11 | 6 pm

    Meander along the Museum Park’s new Meadow Trail, with stops for light hors d’oeuvres and a discussion with North Carolina potter Daniel Johnston about his new outdoor...

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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  30. Lecture and Book Signing: The Renaissance Reality of Michelangelo’s David

    Thursday, September 12 | 6:30 pm

    Hailed as the epitome of Renaissance art, Michelangelo’s David has inspired contemporary artists from Warhol to Banksy—but how was the David seen in the Renaissance? Author...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  32. Cosmic Art and Full Moon Walk

    Friday, September 13 | 7 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. Interacting with nature...

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  33. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David (Sold Out, See Additional Time Slots)

    Sold Out, See Additional Time Slots - Saturday, September 14 | 10 am

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  34. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 14 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  35. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, September 14 | 10:30 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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  36. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, September 14 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  37. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 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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  38. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David

    Saturday, September 14 | 1 pm

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  39. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  40. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David

    Saturday, September 14 | 3 pm

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  41. Snarky Puppy

    Saturday, September 14 | 8 pm

    Formed by bassist and composer Michael League in 2003 with fellow jazz students from the University of North Texas, Snarky Puppy has grown into “a barnstorming,...

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  42. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David

    Sunday, September 15 | 10 am

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  43. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 15 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  44. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, September 15 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  45. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 15 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  46. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David

    Sunday, September 15 | 1 pm

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 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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  48. Virtual Reality Experience of Michelangelo’s David

    Sunday, September 15 | 3 pm

    What if you could ride a scaffold right up to the face of the David and look him in the eye? Chris Evans, lead technical animator at Epic Games, has developed a platform to...

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  49. School’s Out Camp: Passport to Art, Ages 6-10 (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Monday, September 16 | 9 am

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

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  50. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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. Family Meditation Hour

    Wednesday, September 18 | 5 pm

    Join Ingrid Saddler-Walker from WythaBalance Yoga in a family-friendly walking meditation. Through conscious focusing of the breath and the emptying of the mind, this...

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  53. Adult Mindfulness Hour (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Wednesday, September 18 | 6:30 pm

    Join Michelle C. Johnson in exploring how to take heart-centered action in response to this cultural and political moment. Through deep breathing and movement, we remind...

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  54. Story Time: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 19 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  55. Story Time: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 19 | 11 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  56. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  58. Dining after Dark: Dinner with Osiris (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Friday, September 20 | 6 pm

    Join NCMA Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she reveals mysteries of the Museum’s only mummy—the one featured in the exhibition What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?. Learn...

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  59. The Hate U Give

    Friday, September 20 | 8:30 pm

    (2018) Directed by George Tillman Jr. Written by Audrey Wells. 132 min. PG-13

    High schooler Starr is an eyewitness to a friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer....

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  60. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 21 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  61. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, September 21 | 10:30 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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  62. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, September 21 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  63. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 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

    Saturday, September 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. Roma

    Saturday, September 21 | 8:30 pm

    (2018) Directed and written by Alfonso Cuarón. 135 min. R

    Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón lovingly crafted his semi-autobiographical elegy that follows a year in the...

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  66. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 22 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  67. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, September 22 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  68. Community House Party

    Sunday, September 22 | Noon

    Festivities include one-of-a-kind performances on and around Heather Hart's temporary rooftop sculpture by 9th Wonder and a dance troupe inspired by George Clinton. Bring a...

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  69. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 22 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  70. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 22 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  71. The Killers

    Sunday, September 22 | 2 pm

    The Killers

    (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien. (105 min.) DCP. New restoration from Universal Pictures and the Film...

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  72. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, September 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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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, September 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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  74. Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi with Charly Lowry

    Wednesday, September 25 | 7:30 pm

    The prodigiously talented Rhiannon Giddens returns to the NCMA in a remarkable collaboration with acclaimed Italian pianist and percussionist Francesco Turrisi. The...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, September 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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  76. Astrology of the Mystical Feminine (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Thursday, September 26 | 5:30 pm

    Join Kamara Thomas of Hella Witchy Tarot for a mythological exploration of “the oracle” and themes of the wild, fierce, and mystical feminine. This event includes a...

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  77. Creative Writing Workshop

    Friday, September 27 | 10 am

    Join the NCMA’s Mellon scholar in residence, Helena Feder, to explore ekphrasis, the way in which visual art is translated into written language. Participants read examples...

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  78. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, September 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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  79. Bespoke Conversation on Corn and Culture (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Friday, September 27 | 5:30 pm

    Maize (Zea mays) is one of the earliest cultivated grains in the Western Hemisphere. Join North Carolina State University ethnobotanist Jillian De Gezelle at the corn maze...

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  80. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 28 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  81. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, September 28 | 10:30 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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  82. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, September 28 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  83. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, September 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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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, September 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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  85. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 29 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  86. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, September 29 | 11:30 am

    Explore a selection of the NCMA’s treasures in this docent-led tour.

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  87. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, September 29 | 1 pm

    Ask a question, learn the inside story about what’s on the walls, or just talk about what you see. Look for a docent with an “Ask Me!” badge in the galleries.

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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, September 29 | 1:30 pm

    A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10. Free; no reservations necessary. Meet at West Building Information Desk.

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  89. The World of Henry Orient

    Sunday, September 29 | 2 pm

    The World of Henry Orient

    (1964) Directed by George Roy Hill. Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker Merrie Spaeth, Angela Lansbury. (106 min.) 35mm print from Park Circus.

    Two...

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