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. 

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
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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