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January 2024

Online Course: Art and MathOngoing

This self-paced, ten-hour course explores points of integration between the K–8 North Carolina Essential Standards in Math and Visual Art. The course includes opportunities for educators to learn strategies for using art to identify math concepts, apply math skills to create art, and to reflect within a collaborative peer learning community. Participants gain an understanding […]
Jan 30 - Apr 02
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
February 2024

Public TourExpired

Join us on a 50-minute tour of the People’s Collection. These tours are great during a first-time visit, after lunch at NCMA Café or East Café, or if you’re curious about the 5,000+ years of art and culture exhibited at the Museum. Tours vary and are subject to docent availability. NCMA docents may explore several […]
Feb 24
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
West Building

NCMA Cinema Encore Screening: Invisible BeautyOngoing

Invisible Beauty (2023). Directed by Bethann Hardison and Frédéric Tcheng, documentary, 115 min., NR About the film Fashion revolutionary and model turned agent and activist Bethann Hardison knew that Black Is Beautiful well before the fashion industry acknowledged the truth. From walking runway shows alongside Iman to discovering supermodels like Tyson Beckford and mentoring icons […]
Feb 24
2:00 PM
East Building, SECU Auditorium

Lift Every Voice: Black History Month Community-Wide Sing-AlongOngoing

The public is invited to blend their voices at this second NCMA community-wide sing-along, a gathering of soloists, ensembles, and other community participants. The evening’s program, curated by Dr. Tiffany Bennett-Cornelous, includes spirituals, ring shouts, and music reflective of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as well as the Black experience in […]
Feb 24
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
East Building, SECU Auditorium

Sights and Sounds Concert Series: The String Queens—Special Event

Kendall Isadore, violin Dawn Johnson, viola Élise Sharp, cello About the artists Praised for its authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound, the String Queens (TSQ) is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine. With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the […]
Feb 25
7:00 PM
East Building, SECU Auditorium

Public Tour

Join us on a 50-minute tour of the People’s Collection. These tours are great during a first-time visit, after lunch at NCMA Café or East Café, or if you’re curious about the 5,000+ years of art and culture exhibited at the Museum. Tours vary and are subject to docent availability. NCMA docents may explore several […]
Feb 29
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
West Building

Exhibition Opening Reception: To Take Shape and MeaningExhibition Related

Expect an evening of tradition, community, and joy when you join us for the opening celebration of To Take Shape and Meaning: Form and Design in Contemporary American Indian Art. In addition to a first look at the exhibition, you’ll have the chance to meet guest curator Nancy Strickland Fields as well as some of the artists whose […]
Feb 29
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
East Building, Level B
March 2024

Member Preview Day: To Take Shape and MeaningExhibition Related

Join fellow members for an intimate, early glimpse at our latest exhibition, enjoy curator insights, and relish a day reserved for our most dedicated supporters. Image: Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock/Wailaki/Okinawan), Adaptation II, 2012, shoes designed by Christian Louboutin, leather, glass beads, porcupine quills, sterling silver cones, brass sequins, and chicken feathers, each H. 8 5/8 × […]
Mar 01
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
East Building

Artist Panel: Indigenous Understanding of Shape and Meaning in American Indian Art

Join us for a discussion moderated by guest curator Nancy Strickland Fields (Lumbee) with Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole), Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), and Margaret Roach Wheeler (Chickasaw/Choctaw), artists featured in the exhibition To Take Shape and Meaning. Image: Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole), “Mother Earth” Turtle, 2023, silicon bronze cast, H. 20 × W. 17 × D. 3 […]
Mar 01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
East Building, SECU Auditorium

Fulfillment Inside the Container of Creativity: Beverly McIver and Jaki Shelton Green in Conversation

Join us for an evening curated by NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green that will bring the audience face-to-face with artist Beverly McIver. Widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art, McIver has charted a new direction as an African American woman artist. Her work reflects her commitment to producing art that consistently […]
Mar 01
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
East Building, SECU Auditorium

NC Indigenous Artist Festival

Celebrate the opening of To Take Shape and Meaning: Form and Design in Contemporary American Indian Art with a day of Indigenous art and culture. Join open studios to create alongside traditional basket weavers, Southeastern gorget makers, and more for the whole family. Meet nationally acclaimed artists Harlen Chavis Jr. (Lumbee), Tom Farris (Otoe-Missouria/Cherokee Nation), […]
Mar 02
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
East Building

Corn-Husk Dolls with Laura Walkingstick

Learn the art of corn-husk doll making with Eastern Band Cherokee artist Laura Walkingstick. In this three-hour workshop, you’ll create your own doll from start to finish using prepared corn husks. The process includes adding hair, designing clothing, and finishing with trim and embellishments. All materials are included. Ages 16 and older. About the artist […]
Mar 02
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
East Building, Studios
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