We’re reimagining the People’s Collection, and your favorites may be on the move. If you’re visiting to see a particular object, please email help@ncartmuseum.org to confirm it’s on view. Staff will respond as soon as possible during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Our Judaic, Rodin, Italian, Dutch and Renaissance, and Modern and Contemporary galleries will remain on view through May 29, 2022, along with a selection of works from the African arts collection. West Building will then close to the public, reopening October 8, 2022. Learn more about this exciting reinstallation project and related reopening celebrations. 

Crossing the Rift: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath (a Poetry Reading)

We invite you to an evening of poetry from the anthology Crossing the Rift: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath. Join host Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina poet laureate/NCMA poet in residence; the editors, former North Carolina poet laureate Joseph Bathanti and 9/11 family member and former literature and theater director for the North Carolina Arts Council David Potorti; and poets featured in the anthology.

From the publisher: “No matter how you were touched by the events of September 11, 2001, that moment continues to resonate. Crossing the Rift: North Carolina Poets on 9/11 & Its Aftermath illuminates not only what happened that day, but what continues to challenge us twenty years later: Islamophobia, the vilification of refugees and asylum seekers, nationalism, supercharged military budgets, and rises in virulent racism and domestic terrorism.”

The NCMA event features poets Diya Abdo, Betty Adcock, Fred L. Joiner, Debra Kaufman, Lenard D. Moore, and Benito del Pliego. Read their bios here.

Images courtesy of the poets


Apr 28, 2022


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Free; registration required


East Building

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Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10 am.
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