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-Architects Henry Smith-Miller and Laurie Hawkinson: Imperfect Utopia, Barbara Kruger, and the Museum Park’s Origin

Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller join former NCMA director of planning and special projects Dan Gottlieb to discuss the artist-designer collaboration with Barbara Kruger that created the internationally acclaimed 1989 Museum Park site plan Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World.

This lecture will be held both in person and virtually on Zoom. Please select an option at checkout.

Image: Cover of the NCMA site plan Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World, 1989, Barbara Kruger, Henry Smith-Miller, Laurie Hawkinson, Nicholas Quennell; Commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art with funding by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Jun 09, 2022


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Free; registration required


East Building, SECU Auditorium; or Zoom
Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale May 11 at 10 am.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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