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.

Encore Presentation: Memory Is Ritual: An Embodied Dance Featuring the North Carolina Central University Dance Company

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Join us for an encore presentation of a dance the NCMA commissioned in 2021 from the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) dance program. The original choreography, exploring rituals of lament, release, and hope, is an extension of The Beautiful Project’s installation Memory Is Ritual: A Remembrance of Ourselves, part of the exhibition NC Artist Connections.

Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina poet laureate and NCMA’s newly appointed poet in residence, leads an informal discussion after the performance with the chair of NCCU’s dance department, Dr. Kristi Vincent Johnson, and The Beautiful Project’s creative director, Khayla Deans. The discussion is only for people who identify as female and centers on themes of lament, release, and hope for Black women and women of diverse backgrounds.

This commissioned work is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



Feb 13, 2022


5:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Free; registration required


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