1. Cocktails and Clay Walk with Daniel Johnston (Rescheduled)

    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...


  2. 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...


  3. Dining after Dark: Dinner with Osiris

    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...


  4. Bespoke Conversation on Corn and Culture

    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...


  5. Artist Talk: Scott Avett

    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...


  6. 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...


  7. 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...


  8. Coffee with a Curator: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism

    Thursday, November 7 | 10:30 am

    Curator Jennifer Dasal offers an in-depth look at the themes and content of the exhibition, focusing on the relationships between Frida and Diego, their collectors, and the...


  9. Lecture: Frida Kahlo’s Art and the Construction of Identities

    Thursday, November 14 | 7 pm

    Frida Kahlo stepped into the limelight in 1929 when she married muralist Diego Rivera. Today Kahlo is acclaimed as a path-breaking artist and a cultural icon. International...


  10. Dining after Dark: Frida and Diego, Love and Loss

    Friday, November 22 | 6:30 pm

    Curator Jennifer Dasal offers a look at the biography of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, from the tale of their first meeting during her childhood, through their tumultuous...