Calendar

  1. Pre-K Camp: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Beep! Beep! Hop aboard for an exciting week all about transportation. We’ll make art inspired by all the ways people get from here to there.

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  2. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 9–11) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  3. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  4. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

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  5. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  6. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  7. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and fiber materials to explore sewing, fabric dyeing, and beading.

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  8. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

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  9. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  10. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  11. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed

    Saturday, July 27 | 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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  12. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed

    Saturday, July 27 | 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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  13. Wish You Were Here!

    Sunday, July 28 | Noon

    Discover scenes of Africa from historic postcards on view in our galleries. Then make a travel postcard to send or take home with you!

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  19. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries with librarians from Wake County Public Libraries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our...

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  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. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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.

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  50. 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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  51. 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.

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  52. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Friday, September 6 | 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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