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  1. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 1 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature during a two-mile-long tour that leads past site-specific works and sustainable natural areas. Meet your guide at the Ellipse. Registration required;...

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  2. Online Minicourses: Art and Science

    Tuesday, March 30 | 8 am

    The NCMA offers educators a series of minicourses on the connections between art and science accessible Tuesday, March 30 through Tuesday, May 25. Participants explore...

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  3. Music at the Museum Contest!

    Thursday, April 29 | 10 am

    Calling all musicians from across North Carolina! We invite you to enter our Music at the Museum Contest. Finalists will be chosen by jury, with four winners chosen by...

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  4. The COT presents The Golden Twenties

    Sunday, May 2 | 3 pm

    The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle offers its first in-person concert of the season at the Museum Park Theater. Known for its adventurous and versatile programming, the...

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  5. Member Monday: Golden Mummies and Egyptian Tea and Cocktails

    Monday, May 3 | 11 am

    This members-only day is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the full Golden Mummies of Egypt experience. The Museum opens just for you; register for a free timed...

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  6. Virtual Afternoon with the Mummies

    Tuesday, May 4 | 4 pm

    Get an insider’s view of the exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt from home with this special program just for families! Look closely, ask questions, and learn more during...

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  7. prophesy Workshop with Monèt Noelle Marshall (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Tuesday, May 4 | 7 pm

    Join Monèt Noelle Marshall, writer, performer, and codirector of the short film prophesy, for an intimate, facilitated virtual session about the film, which will be...

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  8. Tai Chi in the Park (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Tuesday, May 4 | 7 pm

    This ancient Chinese martial art combines slow, gentle, flowing movements with focused attention and deep breathing. You’ll be ensconced in art and nature for an hour,...

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  9. Mindful Museum: Outdoor Slow Art Appreciation (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Wednesday, May 5 | 7 pm

    Calm the mind and experience art in a deeper way. This hour-long immersion guides you through centering techniques and a breathing practice followed by an intentional...

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  10. NCMA Recommends: Toy Pieta

    Friday, May 7 | 10 am

    Scott Avett, Toy Pieta, 2018, oil on canvas, 106 × 65 in., Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina...

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  11. NCMA Recommends: Toy Pieta

    Friday, May 7 | 10 am

    Scott Avett, Toy Pieta, 2018, oil on canvas, 106 × 65 in., Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina...

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  12. Teen Drawing Night

    Friday, May 7 | 7 pm

    Join the Teen Arts Council for an interactive teen drawing night, complete with guest artists, quick-draw prompts, and the chance to have your art featured on the NCMA...

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  13. Morning Bird Walk (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Saturday, May 8 | 8:30 am

    Join our resident birding enthusiast, Park ranger Chantal Taunton, on a meandering 90-minute walk through the Museum Park in search of migratory and native birds. Wear a...

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  14. Virtual Studio Workshop; Abstract Painting from Memory with Zach Storm

    Saturday, May 8 | 1:30 pm

    Take a more intuitive approach to painting as you learn to let loose and paint your mind’s-eye impressions of memories, dreams, and landscapes. Follow step-by-step demos...

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  15. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Gavilán Brothers

    Saturday, May 8 | 8 pm

    The Havana-born Gavilán Brothers perform original music from their breathtaking album, Brothers, composed by Aldo López-Gavilán and arranged for violin and piano by Ilmar...

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  16. Tai Chi in the Park (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Tuesday, May 11 | 7 pm

    This ancient Chinese martial art combines slow, gentle, flowing movements with focused attention and deep breathing. You’ll be ensconced in art and nature for an hour,...

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  17. Music at the Museum featuring Violet Bell

    Tuesday, May 11 | 9 pm

    Join us as Violet Bell performs virtually from the North Carolina Museum of Art!

    Two ways to watch:

      • Join a public viewing of the concert in real time, livestreamed on...

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  18. Art Snacks: Activities for Young Artists

    Wednesday, May 12 | 10 am

    Calling all little artists! Try a tiny taste of the Museum from your home. Meet a work of art and get your creative juices flowing with monthly activities for three- to...

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  19. Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Golden Mummies: Adapting Funerary Beliefs and Traditions

    Thursday, May 13 | Noon

    Gilded faces and stunning portraits, fancy wrappings and colorful trappings were synonymous with hope for the afterlife and the continuation of millennia-old traditions in...

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  20. prophesy Workshop with Monèt Noelle Marshall

    Thursday, May 13 | 7 pm

    Join Monèt Noelle Marshall, writer, performer, and codirector of the short film prophesy, for an intimate, facilitated virtual session about the film, which will be...

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  21. Mindful Museum: Virtual Sensory Journey through Art

    Thursday, May 13 | 7 pm

    Join us for a sensory journey to New York while exploring Night Wing: Metropolitan Area Composite II. We’ve partnered with Arts Access to offer this special virtual...

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  22. Raleigh Rocks in the Park

    Saturday, May 15 | 2 pm

    Join us for a celebration of live music in this special Raleigh Rocks in the Park event, presented by School of Rock in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Art....

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  23. Arts Access Series of Fortunate Events: Signing Black in America

    Saturday, May 15 | 6:30 pm

    Join us for a virtual screening of the short film Signing Black in America. After we will hear from the filmmakers, Danica Cullinan, Joseph Hill, and Carolyn McCaskill, and...

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  24. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Verona Quartet with Jordan Bak (viola) and Nicholas Mariscal (cello)

    Saturday, May 15 | 8 pm

    The recipient of Chamber Music America’s coveted Cleveland Quartet Award in 2020, the Verona Quartet is no stranger to the Triangle, having completed residencies in Durham...

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  25. Community Music School of Raleigh Spring Music Recitals

    Sunday, May 16 | 11 am

    The Community Music School of Raleigh hosts its spring music recital on the outdoor stage of the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park. The recital, which will...

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  26. Lecture: Multiculturalism in the World of Chamber Music

    Sunday, May 16 | 2 pm

    Join us for this in-person lecture produced by Chamber Music Raleigh in the socially distanced SECU Auditorium. The talk, given by Dr. Jonathan C. Kramer, will examine what...

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  27. Virtual Educator Workshop: Roots and Leaves Expressive Arts Workshop

    Tuesday, May 18 | 4 pm

    Join us for an expressive arts self-care workshop connecting visual art making, gentle yoga stretches, guided meditation, and discussion to process our thoughts and...

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  28. Tai Chi in the Park

    Tuesday, May 18 | 7 pm

    This ancient Chinese martial art combines slow, gentle, flowing movements with focused attention and deep breathing. You’ll be ensconced in art and nature for an hour,...

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  29. Mindful Museum: Slow-Art Appreciation

    Wednesday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and communally appreciate art. This hour-long virtual program offers centering techniques and a breathing practice...

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  30. NCMA in Dialogue: Art, Death, and Rebirth (Canceled)

    Canceled - Wednesday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Tune in to NCMA in Dialogue for thought-provoking conversations with artists, musicians, and filmmakers as we approach the timely and important topics of society and...

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  31. Virtual Panel Discussion: To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary

    Thursday, May 20 | 7 pm

    This panel discussion on the exhibition To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary features photographers Faith Couch and Jaylan Rhea in conversation with exhibition...

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  32. Virtual Studio Workshop: Exploring Light in Photography

    Thursday, May 20 | 7 pm

    “I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.”—Trent Parke

    In this two-part workshop, participants are challenged to discover new ways of...

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  33. NCMA Film Club: Through a Lens Darkly

    Friday, May 21 | 7 pm

    If you enjoy watching and talking about films, join us for a virtual meeting of the NCMA Film Club! May’s selection is Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the...

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  34. Morning Bird Walk (Sold Out)

    Sold Out - Saturday, May 22 | 8:30 am

    Join our resident birding enthusiast, Park ranger Chantal Taunton, on a meandering 90-minute walk through the Museum Park in search of migratory and native birds. Wear a...

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  35. Golden Mummies Family Day

    Saturday, May 22 | 10 am

    Discover the exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt with special activities just for families! This family day takes place both virtually and in person.

    For virtual...

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  36. prophesy: A Multigenerational Conversation

    Sunday, May 23 | 3 pm

    Join a multigenerational group of Black women and gender-expansive people as they discuss the short film prophesy. After a virtual screening of the film, this conversation...

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  37. Mindful Museum: Virtual Family Growga Moment

    Monday, May 24 | 4 pm

    Kids experience movement, mindfulness, and connection through fun and engaging virtual Growga programming. Each monthly 30-minute class, inspired by the Museum's...

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  38. Tai Chi in the Park

    Tuesday, May 25 | 7 pm

    This ancient Chinese martial art combines slow, gentle, flowing movements with focused attention and deep breathing. You’ll be ensconced in art and nature for an hour,...

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  39. Music at the Museum featuring Rissi Palmer

    Tuesday, May 25 | 9 pm

    Join us as Rissi Palmer performs virtually from the North Carolina Museum of Art!

    Two ways to watch:

      • Join a public viewing of the concert in real time, livestreamed...

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  40. Virtual Humber Lecture: Foundations of the NCMA: 1924–1960

    Thursday, May 27 | 7 pm

    In the early 1950s, North Carolina invested $1 million in a state art collection, leading to the creation of the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1956. Lyle Humphrey,...

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  41. Museum Park Tours

    Saturday, May 29 | 10:30 am

    Enjoy art and nature during a two-mile-long tour that leads past site-specific works and sustainable natural areas. Meet your guide at the Ellipse. Registration required;...

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  42. Chamber Music Concert: Zéphyros Winds

    Sunday, May 30 | 1 pm

    NCMA and Chamber Music Raleigh present Zéphyros Winds for two intimate one-hour concerts (1 pm and 3 pm) in the socially distanced SECU Auditorium.

    Zéphyros Winds brings...

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