We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Learn more about the free opening weekend celebration and see a full schedule of events celebrating the People’s Collection, reimagined. On Saturday, we anticipate parking to be at capacity throughout the day and encourage carpooling and/or alternative modes of transportation.

Poetry Alive! An Evening with Past and Present North Carolina Poet Laureates

Season presenting sponsor: First Citizens

Join NC poet laureate and NCMA poet in residence Jaki Shelton Green for a special in-person conversation with former NC poet laureates Joseph Bathanti (2012—14) and Shelby Stephenson (2015—18).

This discussion centers on the power of poetry and the written word to illuminate, educate, entertain, and transform the minds and hearts of people of all ages and from all walks of life. The poet laureates share stories of how they cultivated appreciation of literature in its diversity throughout the state during their tenures.

Images courtesy of Jaki Shelton Green 


Apr 08, 2022


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Free; registration required


West Building; Sip Coffee Bar and Café seating area

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Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale March 23 at 10 am.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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