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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. 

NCMA Matinee: Black Orpheus


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

Black Orpheus (1959). Directed by Marcel Camus, 107 min., PG

This vibrant retelling of the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice takes place during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The film won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Palme d’Or at Cannes. “It is amazingly exciting—sometimes, with the quick voluptuous beat of the music, and the mad gusto of the costumed dancers, the pace seems unbearable in its speed and passion.” (The Boston Globe)

Image courtesy of Janus Films


Feb 02, 2022


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


$5 Members, adults 55+, college students with ID (plus taxes and fees); $7 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees)


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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