Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: “A Museum for all the People: The NCMA between 1947 and 1960”

In the decade after World War II, North Carolina surprised art critics around the world when it appropriated over $1.5M in public funds to create a state art collection and museum for its four million citizens. Lyle Humphrey, associate curator of European art and collections history, tells the story of the NCMA’s founding and development between 1946 and 1960, including its purchase of an eye-popping core collection, early stewardship under a veteran museum director, Wilhelm R. Valentiner, and cultivation of a nationally significant donation from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  This lecture is presented in concert with the exhibition Miracle on Morgan Street: The Foundations of the NCMA, 1947–1960.

For more information, email Maria Lopez, manager of film and lecture programs.

We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, email Felicia Ingram.


Jan 14, 2021


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free; registration required
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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