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. 

The River Speaks of Thirst Film Screening and Discussion

In honor of Women’s History Month, the NCMA and the Justice Theater Project present a screening of The River Speaks of Thirst.

This critically acclaimed short film includes a collection of audio poems written by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green that document the real experiences of African American people past and present. Each poem is treated as a separate vignette using various mediums, including music, dance, song, and dramatic interpretation, to illustrate topics such as race, oppression, emancipation, religion, and grief.

Director and choreographer: Dr. Kristi V. Johnson
Composer: former NCMA artist in residence Carolyn Colquitt
Soloist: Sandra Dubose

Concessions will be available.

Images courtesy of Jaki Shelton Green


Mar 24, 2022


7:00 PM - 8:45 PM


Free; registration required


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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