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. 

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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