Calendar

  1. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 9:15 am - 10 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  2. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, March 28 | 10:15 am - 11 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  3. What's in the Box?: Movement (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, March 28 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  4. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:15 am - 12:15 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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  5. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Saturday, March 30 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  6. Family Fun Saturdays: Handmade Paper

    Saturday, March 30 | 1 pm - 3 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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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: For All Seasons

    Sunday, March 31 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Spring has sprung! Discover changing seasons in the natural world with all your senses.

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  8. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, April 4 | 9:15 am - 10:15 am

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  9. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, April 4 | 10:15 am - 11 am

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  10. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, April 4 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

    Flowers are blooming! Rain is falling! Discover spring and all it brings.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the...

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  11. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 6 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  12. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 7 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  13. Pop-Up Art

    Sunday, April 7 | Noon - 3 pm

    Add your work to a large-format mixed-media collage by drawing, sewing, and pasting. Art-making activities for all ages.

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  14. Family Fun Saturdays: Powder My Wig

    Saturday, April 13 | 10:15 am - 12:15 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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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  16. Family Fun Saturdays: Powder My Wig

    Saturday, April 13 | 1 pm - 3 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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  17. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 14 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  18. School’s Out Camp: Spring Break at the NCMA

    Monday, April 15 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Spring is here, and there is no better time to explore the Museum Park. Get up close and personal with nature in the Park and in the galleries. See how nature inspires...

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  19. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, April 18 | 9:15 am - 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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  20. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, April 18 | 10:15 am - 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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  21. What's in the Box?: Places (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Thursday, April 18 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

    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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  22. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 20 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  23. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, April 27 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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  24. Family Campout and Movie

    Saturday, April 27 | 4:30 pm - 10 am

    Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and sense of adventure for a fun-filled evening under the stars. This year’s campout is bird-themed in honor of John James Audubon’s The...

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  25. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, April 28 | 10:30 am - 11 am

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

    Take an adventurous tour through the Museum galleries, with works of...

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

    Thursday, May 2 | 9:15 am - 10 am

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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

    Thursday, May 2 | 10:15 am - 11 am

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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

    Thursday, May 2 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or...

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  29. Duke Energy Hoopla Hyperspace Party in the Park

    Saturday, May 4 | 6 pm - 10:30 pm

    May the Fourth be with you! Celebrate the opening of our Museum Park season, new art installations including Heather Hart's Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off, and...

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  30. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 9:15 am - 10 am

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

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  31. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 10:15 am - 11 am

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

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  32. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 16 | 11:15 am - 12 pm

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

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  33. Duke Energy Family Day of Artful Play

    Saturday, May 18 | 10 am - 2 pm

    Visit the Museum for a day of play inspired by the arts! Create works of art by moving your body, meet artists working with unexpected materials, enjoy toys and games in...

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  34. Duke Energy Family Renaissance Fair (Canceled)

    CANCELED - Saturday, May 18 | Noon - 4 pm

    Step back in time for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations, and art making for the whole family! Activities inside and outside, rain or...

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  35. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  36. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  37. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  38. Time Travelers (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  39. Time Travelers (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  40. Time Travelers (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  41. Middle School Workshop: Fields of View

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Power down and take time to connect with nature. Get up close and personal with the natural world while capturing your own views of nature, from landscapes in the galleries...

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  42. Middle School Workshop: Ready. Set. Draw.

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

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  43. aMUSE Me! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  44. aMUSE Me! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  45. aMUSE Me! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 12 pm

    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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  47. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  48. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 15 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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.

    See Camp...

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

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  52. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

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

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

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  54. Middle School Workshop: Art for Change

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  55. Water Works (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  56. Water Works (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  57. Water Works (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  58. Middle School Workshop: Facetime

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  59. Up, Up, and Away (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  60. Up, Up, and Away (ages 7–8) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  61. Up, Up, and Away (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  62. Art Detectives (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  63. Pre-K Camp: Animal Adventures

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 12 pm

    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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  64. Art Detectives (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  65. Art Detectives (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  66. Goin' Green (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  67. Goin' Green (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  68. Middle School Workshop: Materials Remix

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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  69. Goin' Green (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

    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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