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.

Elmer Gibson’s Ijapa and Mr. Igbin

Effective Monday, October 4, the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the NC Museum of Art will require performing arts, film and lecture program participants age 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 for Museum personnel upon entry.

Adapted from the Yoruba tale “The Tortoise and the Wisdom of the World,” this performance features original music by Elmer Gibson performed by youth string quartet United Strings of Color. The story is narrated by voice-over actor Henry O. Lovett, and original artwork by students from Poe Elementary School in Raleigh accompany this innovative presentation. Children ages 4 through 11 are sure to enjoy the performance. A short lecture and Q and A on Yoruba culture follows.

Mixed-media drawing of tortoise and snail courtesy of United Strings of Color


Oct 16, 2021


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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