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.

Creative Processing for Families: Compassion

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The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Museum of Art require family 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.

Reflect together on big (and sometimes tough) ideas about the world and ourselves through art. This in-person workshop includes a guided group conversation about works of art with an expressive arts therapist and hands-on art making with a focus on exploration.

How does compassion make a mark in your life? Caring for and considering others’ thoughts, feelings, and wishes can bring joy and connection. Discover ways to focus on compassion while building and decorating a clay vessel inspired by the ancient Askos vessel in the NCMA’s collection.

About the instructor
Natalia Torres del Valle, REAT, is a registered expressive arts therapist passionate about helping children find meaningful ways of communicating beyond words. In addition to many years of teaching at the Museum, she received a BS in Elementary Education and ESL Education from NC State University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University.

Image: Attributed to a Canosan Workshop, Askos, 3rd century BCE, terracotta and pigment, H. 10 3/8 — W. 8 5/8 — D. 8 in., Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina


May 08, 2022


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Free; registration required


East Building

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Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10 am.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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