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  1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Love in the Air

    Saturday, February 22 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5 to 11 and their adult companions. No reservations necessary. 

    Celebrate love of all kinds on view in the Museum galleries and tell us which...

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  2. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Love in the Air

    Sunday, February 23 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5 to 11 and their adult companions. No reservations necessary. 

    Celebrate love of all kinds on view in the Museum galleries and tell us which...

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  3. Pop-Up Art: Feathered Faces (Canceled)

    Canceled - Sunday, February 23 | Noon

    Get in touch with your wild side! Take inspiration from the feathers, beaks, and claws on view in John James Audubon’s Birds of America folios and create a unique bird mask...

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  4. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Love in the Air

    Saturday, February 29 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5 to 11 and their adult companions. No reservations necessary. 

    Celebrate love of all kinds on view in the Museum galleries and tell us which...

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  5. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, March 1 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, March 7 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, March 8 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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

    Thursday, March 12 | 9:15 am

    Come play and create as we explore lines, shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in art. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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

    Thursday, March 12 | 10:15 am

    Come play and create as we explore lines, shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in art. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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

    Thursday, March 12 | 11:15 am

    Come play and create as we explore lines, shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in art. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, March 14 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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  12. Sculpture Race Workshop

    - Saturday, March 14 | 11 am

    Before the Art in Motion Sculpture Race, join in on a brainstorming session to build your confidence to compete. Local artists help you find inspiration from the Museum’s...

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  13. Duke Energy Family Day: Ancient Art Adventures

    Sunday, March 15 | 10 am

    Discover all things mythical in Greek and Roman art through hands-on art making, demonstrations, and a scavenger hunt. Plus, view the exhibition Bacchus Conservation...

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  14. School’s Out Camp: Got Glue! (ages 6-10)

    Monday, March 23 | 9 am

    Explore the world of mixed media and create your own “sticky situations” with paper, found objects, paint, and glue. 

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  15. Story Time: Parts of Art

    Thursday, March 26 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Come look and listen as we make connections with original works of art and children’s books. Half-hour sessions; best for families...

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  16. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, March 28 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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  17. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, March 29 | 10:30 am

    Discover all the ways you can play at the Museum! View scenes of games and sports or look at art with a playful twist.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, April 4 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  19. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, April 5 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  20. Pop-Up Art: Art of Gold

    Sunday, April 5 | Noon

    Take inspiration from the elaborate ornamental jewelry in the exhibition Good as Gold, and create your own paper version of necklaces, brooches, and earrings using...

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  21. School’s Out Camp: Spring Break at the NCMA (ages 6-10)

    Monday, April 6 | 9 am

    Get up close and personal with nature in the Museum Park and the galleries. See how nature inspires artists, and find inspiration to create your own memorable...

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  22. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, April 9 | 9:15 am

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s collection up close and personal. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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  23. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, April 9 | 10:15 am

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s collection up close and personal. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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  24. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, April 9 | 11:15 am

    Join us as we explore the people of the Museum’s collection up close and personal. Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art...

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  25. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, April 11 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  26. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, April 18 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  27. Family Campout and Movie

    Saturday, April 18 | 5 pm

    Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and sense of adventure for a fun-filled evening under the stars. Enjoy lawn games, art making, morning yoga, a screening of Spider-Man: Into...

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  28. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, April 19 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  29. Story Time: People

    Thursday, April 23 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Come look and listen as we make connections with original works of art and children’s books. Half-hour sessions; best for families...

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  30. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, April 25 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  31. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, April 26 | 10:30 am

    Art can be made from the most unexpected materials. Join this tour to see if you can figure out the materials in some of our favorite works of art.

    Discover all the ways...

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  32. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, May 2 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  33. Art in Motion Sculpture Race

    Saturday, May 2 | 11 am

    Celebrate art, nature, and human innovation! Sculptures of all shapes, sizes, and materials, inspired by works of art from the Museum collection, must be pushed, pulled, or...

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  34. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, May 3 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  35. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 7 | 9:15 am

    Furry, feathered, or scaly? Which animal will we get to know this week? Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art investigations, and...

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  36. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 7 | 10:15 am

    Furry, feathered, or scaly? Which animal will we get to know this week? Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art investigations, and...

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  37. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, May 7 | 11:15 am

    Furry, feathered, or scaly? Which animal will we get to know this week? Our sessions include guided looks at works of art from the Museum, process-art investigations, and...

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  38. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, May 9 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  39. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, May 10 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  40. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, May 16 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  41. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Sunday, May 17 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  42. Story Time: Animals

    Thursday, May 21 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Come look and listen as we make connections with original works of art and children’s books. Half-hour sessions; best for families...

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  43. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, May 23 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  44. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Art and Play

    Saturday, May 30 | 10:30 am

    How does art make you feel? Discover the ways artists play with colors and moods.

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Meet at West Building...

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  45. Summer Camp: A Natural Fit (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 15 | 9 am

    Explore the organic side of art as you get up close and personal with nature in the Museum Park and the galleries. See how nature inspires artists, and find inspiration in...

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  46. Summer Camp: A Natural Fit (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 15 | 9 am

    Explore the organic side of art as you get up close and personal with nature in the Museum Park and the galleries. See how nature inspires artists, and find inspiration in...

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  47. Summer Camp: A Natural Fit (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 15 | 9 am

    Explore the organic side of art as you get up close and personal with nature in the Museum Park and the galleries. See how nature inspires artists, and find inspiration in...

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  48. Middle School Workshop: A Week with Nature (ages 11–13)

    Monday, June 15 | 9 am

    Get up close and personal with nature in the Museum Park and in the galleries. See how nature inspires artists, and find inspiration to create your own memorable works of...

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  49. Summer Camp: Blast through the Past (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 22 | 9 am

    Join us as we take an adventure across time. We’ll explore the arts of ages past as we journey through the years studying works from ancient civilizations to the modern...

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  50. Summer Camp: Blast through the Past (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 22 | 9 am

    Ticket on-sale dates coming soon. To receive ticket on-sale information, sign up for the family programs e-newsletter here.

    Join us as we take an adventure across time....

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  51. Summer Camp: Blast through the Past (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 22 | 9 am

    Join us as we take an adventure across time. We’ll explore the arts of ages past as we journey through the years studying works from ancient civilizations to the modern...

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  52. Middle School Workshop: Get Inked! (ages 11–13)

    Monday, June 22 | 9 am

    Discover the expressive power of printmaking. Create bold, graphic images using traditional relief printmaking techniques.

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  53. Summer Camp: Buggin’ Out (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 29 | 9 am

    Have you ever wondered what the world looks like for insects? Then come on this artful arthropod adventure in the Museum Park and beyond, and be inspired by some of the...

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  54. Summer Camp: Buggin’ Out (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 29 | 9 am

    Have you ever wondered what the world looks like for insects? Then come on this artful arthropod adventure in the Museum Park and beyond, and be inspired by some of the...

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  55. Summer Camp: Buggin’ Out (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 29 | 9 am

    Have you ever wondered what the world looks like for insects? Then come on this artful arthropod adventure in the Museum Park and beyond, and be inspired by some of the...

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  56. Pre-K Camp: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (ages 4–5)

    Monday, June 29 | 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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  57. Middle School Workshop: Get Your Stitch On (ages 11–13)

    Monday, July 6 | 9 am

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, hand-dyed fabrics, screen printing, beads, and wire.

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  58. Summer Camp: Not So Still Life (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 6 | 9 am

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

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  59. Summer Camp: Not So Still Life (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 6 | 9 am

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

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  60. Summer Camp: Not So Still Life (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 6 | 9 am

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

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  61. Summer Camp: Heroes and Villains (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 13 | 9 am

    This week is all about heroes and their nemeses. Follow the exciting adventures and heroic deeds of the many characters found in our galleries.

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  62. Summer Camp: Heroes and Villains (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 13 | 9 am

    This week is all about heroes and their nemeses. Follow the exciting adventures and heroic deeds of the many characters found in our galleries.

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  63. Summer Camp: Heroes and Villains (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 13 | 9 am

    This week is all about heroes and their nemeses. Follow the exciting adventures and heroic deeds of the many characters found in our galleries.

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  64. Middle School Workshop: A Lot to Draw From (ages 11–13)

    Monday, July 13 | 9 am

    Do you keep a sketchbook or always find yourself doodling? Come find endless inspiration for your drawing as you explore the Museum Park and galleries.

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  65. Summer Camp: Splish, Splash (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 20 | 9 am

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art! We’ll explore the pools and ponds of the Museum Park, experiment with watercolors, and encounter sharks and mermaids. Let all...

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  66. Summer Camp: Splish, Splash (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 20 | 9 am

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art! We’ll explore the pools and ponds of the Museum Park, experiment with watercolors, and encounter sharks and mermaids. Let all...

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  67. Summer Camp: Splish, Splash (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 20 | 9 am

    Dive into a week of aquatic-inspired art! We’ll explore the pools and ponds of the Museum Park, experiment with watercolors, and encounter sharks and mermaids. Let all...

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  68. Middle School Workshop: Face It (ages 11–13)

    Monday, July 20 | 9 am

    Discover an original selfie as you explore the many faces of the NCMA galleries. Focus on self-portraiture in many forms, and celebrate what makes you unique.

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  69. Summer Camp: Gods and Goddesses Galore (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 27 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of ancient cultures like Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and create artwork inspired by your own personal mythology.

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  70. Summer Camp: Gods and Goddesses Galore (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 27 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of ancient cultures like Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and create artwork inspired by your own personal mythology.

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  71. Summer Camp: Gods and Goddesses Galore (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 27 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of ancient cultures like Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and create artwork inspired by your own personal mythology.

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  72. Middle School Workshop: Walk the Runway (ages 11–13)

    Monday, July 27 | 9 am

    Take inspiration from our collection to make your own fashionable, wearable art, including knitting projects and jewelry making. This week is all about how you can create...

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  73. Summer Camp: Up, Up and Away (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 3 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! From cloudscapes and birds to rockets and outer space, the sky will inspire your own out-of-this-world art.

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  74. Summer Camp: Up, Up and Away (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 3 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! From cloudscapes and birds to rockets and outer space, the sky will inspire your own out-of-this-world art.

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  75. Summer Camp: Up, Up and Away (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 3 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! From cloudscapes and birds to rockets and outer space, the sky will inspire your own out-of-this-world art.

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  76. Middle School Workshop: aMUSE me! (ages 11–13)

    Monday, August 3 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you uncover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

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  77. Summer Camp: Castles, Crowns, and Catapults (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 10 | 9 am

    Hear ye! Hear ye! You are invited to join us as we travel through the Middle Ages. Celebrate medieval masterpieces as you create your own tales of knights, castles, kings,...

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  78. Summer Camp: Castles, Crowns, and Catapults (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 10 | 9 am

    Hear ye! Hear ye! You are invited to join us as we travel through the Middle Ages. Celebrate medieval masterpieces as you create your own tales of knights, castles, kings,...

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  79. Summer Camp: Castles, Crowns, and Catapults (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 10 | 9 am

    Hear ye! Hear ye! You are invited to join us as we travel through the Middle Ages. Celebrate medieval masterpieces as you create your own tales of knights, castles, kings,...

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  80. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 17 | 9 am

    Find inspiration in everyday items. Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art.

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  81. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 17 | 9 am

    Find inspiration in everyday items. Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art.

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  82. Summer Camp: Trash to Treasure (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 17 | 9 am

    Find inspiration in everyday items. Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art.

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