Due to incoming inclement weather, East Building is closed today, Friday, September 30.

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.


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. 

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