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. 
Part of Series

The NCMA and Cat’s Cradle present Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange) with Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

The local duo founded by Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz rose to ascendancy as new flagbearers of the contemporary folk world, sweetly singing soft songs about the hardest parts of our lives, both as people and as a people. From meeting at a bluegrass jam at Carrboro’s Armadillo Grill and playing all the local coffee shops early on to selling out venues like the Ryman Auditorium and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the group has kept their roots firmly grounded in the Triangle.

This show at the NCMA is special for two reasons—it’s their only local play in 2022, and it’s an intimate duo set. Over the years their recordings and band have grown to include friends and heroes, but the core remains Andrew and Emily. This will be on full display and in celebration at this special hometown show.

About Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves

For master musicians Allison de Groot and Tatiana Hargreaves, traditional banjo and fiddle music is a way to interpret our uncertain times, to draw artistic inspiration and power from the sources of meaning in their lives. History, family, literature, live performance, and environmental instability all manifest in the sounds, feelings, and sensations that permeate their music. Their 2022 sophomore album, Hurricane Clarice, is a direct infusion of centuries of matrilineal folk wisdom, a fiery breath of apocalyptic energy.

Watchhouse photo by Shervin Lainez

Musician Photo and Recording Policy
No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.

No smoking allowed inside venue gates.

Please note that some tickets could be refunded based on ongoing alignment with the governor’s executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can’t wait for the show? Join the Watchhouse concert text group, where we’ll provide real-time weather and traffic-related info on the day of the show. To join, text NCMAwatchhouse to (866) 603-4250. We promise not to send annoying frequent texts, just useful messages and updates. Standard text and data rates apply, and you can stop at any time.

Do you or a family member need a general accommodation for your visit? Contact the membership and visitor experience team at help@ncartmuseum.org.

Watchhouse photo by Shervin Lainez


Oct 01, 2022


8:00 PM


Premium Reserved: From $45 Members, $50 Nonmembers; Nonpremium Reserved: From $36 Members, $40 Nonmembers; General Admission: From $27 Members, $30 Nonmembers


Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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Special Instructions:
Doors open at 6:30 pm
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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