Calendar

  1. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 1 | 1:30 pm

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

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  2. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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. Mindful Museum: Yoga for All in the Park

    Wednesday, October 2 | 5:30 pm

    All bodies, minds, and hearts are invited to celebrate the expansion of the NCMA’s wellness programming, “the Mindful Museum.” Join over 100 visitors to practice yoga,...

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  4. Film Festival Home Is Distant Shores

    Wednesday, October 2 | 7 pm

    The film festival Home Is Distant Shores looks at the experience of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and the Triangle. The three-part series includes fictional and...

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  5. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 9:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s...

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  6. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 10:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s...

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  7. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 11:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s...

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  8. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  9. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  10. Family Studio: Mixed-Media Paintings

    Saturday, October 5 | 10:15 am

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Be inspired by the letter X! View...

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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 5 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  12. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, October 5 | 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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  13. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, October 5 | 11:30 am

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

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  14. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 5 | 1 pm

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

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  15. Family Studio: Mixed-Media Paintings

    Saturday, October 5 | 1 pm

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Be inspired by the letter X! View...

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  16. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  17. Women’s Campout

    Saturday, October 5 | 4 pm

    Ticket sales and registration close September 27. Every camper must purchase a ticket and preregister by September 27. Tickets are nontransferable.

    Choose your adventure...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 6 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  19. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, October 6 | 11:30 am

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

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  20. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  22. Peppermint Soda

    Sunday, October 6 | 2 pm

    Peppermint Soda

    (1977) Directed by Diane Kurys. Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac. (102 min.) PG. DCP. In French with English subtitles.

    Anne is 13, living in...

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  23. School’s Out Camp: Landscape Adventures, Ages 6-10

    Monday, October 7 | 9 am

    Come along on an adventure as you trek through the NCMA. From the landscapes in the galleries to the leaves in the Park, you’ll find scenes that inspire you to create your...

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  24. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 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. Online Course: Visual Literacy—Making Connections with Works of Art

    Tuesday, October 8 | 8 am

    This 10-hour course explores the relevance of visual literacy in the classroom and its connection to the North Carolina Essential Standards. The five modules in the course...

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  26. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  27. Film Festival Home Is Distant Shores

    Wednesday, October 9 | 7 pm

    The film festival Home Is Distant Shores looks at the experience of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and the Triangle. The three-part series includes fictional and...

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  29. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  30. Artist Talk: Scott Avett (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Friday, October 11 | 6:30 pm

    Before the opening of his exhibition INVISIBLE, artist and musician Scott Avett converses with Chief Curator Linda Dougherty about the relationship between his art and...

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  31. Opening Party for Scott Avett: INVISIBLE (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Friday, October 11 | 7:30 pm

    Get a sneak peek at Scott Avett’s exhibition INVISIBLE, and then create your own Avett-inspired linoleum block print with artist Bill Fick and Speedball Ink. DJ Valient...

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  32. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 12 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  33. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, October 12 | 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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  34. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, October 12 | 11:30 am

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

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  35. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 12 | 1 pm

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

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  36. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  37. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 13 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  38. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, October 13 | 11:30 am

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

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  39. Pop-Up Art: Express-ionism Yourself

    Sunday, October 13 | Noon

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

    Bold, bright, and bombastic: create wearable art inspired by the techniques and colors of Gerhard...

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  40. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  41. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  42. Friends of Greek Art Lecture: Investigating Monuments from Mycenae, Greece

    Sunday, October 13 | 2 pm

    New technologies are being used to understand the construction methods of monuments of ancient Greece. Discover how Professor Nicholas Blackwell, Indiana University, uses...

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  43. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 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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  44. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  45. Mindful Museum: Slow Art Appreciation

    Wednesday, October 16 | 5:30 pm

    Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe, digest, and appreciate art. In this hourlong immersion, participants are guided through the observation of just one or...

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  46. Film Festival Home Is Distant Shores

    Wednesday, October 16 | 7 pm

    The film festival Home Is Distant Shores looks at the experience of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and the Triangle. The three-part series includes fictional and...

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  47. Story Time: People

    Thursday, October 17 | 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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  48. Story Time: People

    Thursday, October 17 | 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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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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. Creative Writing Workshop

    Friday, October 18 | 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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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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. Mad Love

    Friday, October 18 | 8 pm

    Mad Love

    (1935) Directed by Karl Freund. Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive. (68 min.) 35mm print from Warner Brothers Classics.

    Dr. Gogol, a brilliant surgeon...

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  53. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 19 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  54. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, October 19 | 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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  55. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, October 19 | 11:30 am

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

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  56. Teen Screen Printing Class and Open Studio

    Saturday, October 19 | 12:30 pm

    Join master printers from Charlotte’s MacFly Fresh Printing Co. to work on your sketches and learn how to make a screen for T-shirts and posters. After a one-hour class,...

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  57. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 19 | 1 pm

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

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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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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  59. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 20 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  60. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, October 20 | 11:30 am

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

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  61. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  62. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  63. Lecture: Bauhaus to Black Mountain—Josef and Anni Albers

    Sunday, October 20 | 2 pm

    Soon after the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in 1933, Josef and Anni Albers arrived in North Carolina as refugees. Their influence at the new Black Mountain College encouraged...

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  64. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 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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  65. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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  67. Opening Event for Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, October 24 | 7 pm

    Preview the exhibition at this special opening event. See the myths and legends surrounding Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera brought to life by paintings, photography, and...

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  68. Member Preview Day for Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

    Friday, October 25 | 10 am

    We invite members to visit the exhibition before it opens to the public. Please check in at the Box Office to claim an entry ticket when you arrive (this free pass does not...

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  69. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, October 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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  70. Frida

    Friday, October 25 | 8 pm

    Frida

    (2002) Directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush. (123 min.) 35mm print from Park Circus. R

    Dressed in colorful Tehuana outfits, from a...

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  71. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 26 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  72. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, October 26 | 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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  73. What Not to Miss

    Saturday, October 26 | 11:30 am

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

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  74. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Saturday, October 26 | 1 pm

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

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, October 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. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 27 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  77. What Not to Miss

    Sunday, October 27 | 11:30 am

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

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  78. “Ask Me!” Roaming Docent

    Sunday, October 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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  79. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, October 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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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, October 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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  81. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, October 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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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, October 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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