Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Art in Bloom Film Screening-Exhibition on Screen, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require lecture and film program participants ages 13 and up to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Please plan to have one of these items in hand upon entry for Museum personnel.

Join us for a special screening of the Exhibition on Screen film Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse. Stay afterward for a discussion with renowned floral artist Joseph Massie. Art in Bloom floral designers Joseph Barnes and Tonia Gebhart.

Please note: admission to Art in Bloom in West Building requires a separate entry ticket.

Please arrive early to allow time for parking and walking to the SECU Auditorium in East Building; we expect parking to be crowded.

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse (2016). Directed by David Bickerstaff, 93 min., NR

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro, and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seeb¼ll, the film takes a magical and widely traveled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract color, decorative design, and utopian ideas.

“A show that feels as intellectually invigorating as it is visually delightful.” (The Times)

Image: Claude Monet, The Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil (A Corner of the Garden with Dahlias), 1873, oil on canvas, 24 — 32 1/2 in., Gift of Janice H. Levin in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


Mar 19, 2022


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


$10 Members, $12 Nonmembers


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale February 2 at 10 am.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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