The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings, and at outdoor events. For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits. Learn more at


Docents at the North Carolina Museum of Art love art and love helping our visitors enjoy and understand it more fully. NCMA docents serve about 30,000 people a year, about two-thirds of them school-age children.

NCMA docents facilitate conversations and object-based strategies to make tours engaging, fun, and educational for learners with varied needs and perspectives. Docents commit to one year of initial training with Museum staff and to two years of giving interactive, interdisciplinary tours. During this time they become part of a vibrant learning community devoted to studying new ways to engage visitors with the Museum’s growing collection and exhibitions.

Applications for the docent program are closed at this time. If you would like more information about being a docent or supporting the tour program in other ways, please contact Gena Stanley.

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