Please note: Due to incoming inclement weather, the Big Thief concert has been postponed for 24 hours and will now take place this Thursday, September 23. All tickets will be honored, and gate and show times will remain the same. If you are unable to attend due to the date change, please email help@ncartmuseum.org, and we will issue a 100 percent refund.

The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Free timed tickets for the Museum collection galleries encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures are in place. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings. For the safety of everyone, we ask that all outdoor event attendees wear masks both outdoors and indoors. Learn more about these updates at ncartmuseum.org/covid19.

Tours

Tours are available on a limited basis due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns. Currently tours of the Museum Park are available to the public on Saturday mornings. Virtual tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions are offered for adult groups. Self-guided visits for school and youth groups are allowed but are limited to 60 students. The NCMA will continue to create and share content on NCMALearn and offer virtual tour experiences for grades K–12.

Public Tours

Ask Me docents are available to answer questions you may have or to share a story about a work on display.

During the month of September, one or two Ask Me docents are available in both buildings, Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 3 pm

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Saturday, September 4, 18, October 2, 16, November 6, 20, 10:30–11 am

West Building

Free; registration required

Discover highlights of the Museum collection on these playful tours, best for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions.

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Adult Group Tours

Want to explore the Museum or Park with friends, family, or colleagues and a trained volunteer guide? Talk with each other about art, artists, and the creative process in a one-hour tour of the permanent collection, a special exhibition, or the Museum Park.

Wednesday through Sunday, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm beginning October 1, 2021. 

Tours are 60 minutes.

$50 fee per group of 10 people
$100 fee per group of 20 people

Guided tours of the Museum’s permanent collection are provided by trained volunteer docents. French- and Spanish-language tours are available upon request.

To request a tour, please fill out this form.

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary

Explore the work of Alphonse Mucha, one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Known for his graphic work, Mucha used his iconic style to advance performers’ careers and advertise products as far ranging as chocolate, champagne, and crackers. Learn about Mucha’s aesthetics, impact, and influence in this guided 60-minute tour.

In-person adult group tours of the Mucha exhibition offered November 3, 2021–January 9, 2022

Meets in East Building Lobby.

$50 fee per group of 10 people
$100 fee per group of 20 people

To request a tour, please fill out this form.

Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm

Tours are 60 minutes.

$50 fee per 15 people
$75 fee per 16–25 people

The NCMA welcomes community and personal groups for engaging online tours led by a trained volunteer docent. Explore Highlights of the Collection, Judaic Art, or Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary (November 2 - January 21).

To request a tour, please fill out this form

Student and Youth Group Tours

Every work of art has its own story. Guided tours encourage learners to uncover these stories through shared looking, discussion, and experiences. Select a theme that relates to the North Carolina curriculum or choose a highlights tour for your group. On most themed tours, you can expect to consider four to eight works of art and participate in gallery activities that invite closer looking and discussion. The Museum looks forward to facilitating an engaging, welcomings, and joyful visit for your students.

The Museum offers a wide variety of in-person guided tours. Learn more and request a tour.

Access Tours

Audio Description (AD) interpretation is available for any tour of the permanent collection or special exhibitions with 10 business days’ notice.

To request a tour, please reach out to our manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity.

Designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision, these docent-led tours explore the Museum’s collection through audio description, tactile experiences, and by engaging the senses. Ancient figurative sculpture and numerous bronzes by Auguste Rodin are highlighted during these 60- to 90-minute tours.

 

To request a tour, please reach out to our manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity. Tours must be scheduled with 10 business days’ notice.

This is a recurring evening event intended for adults who are blind, have low vision, or have a disability or learning need that would benefit from a sensory-style experience.

As of August 2021, these events are being held virtually. After a short, guided meditation and audio description of the artwork, you are invited to engage with a work of art through mindful observation and discussion. Registration includes a small kit of sensory objects that participants engage with during the observation. These are mailed to registrants in advance. Please check our calendar for the next event date and time.

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For questions regarding the content of this program, please email our manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity.

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary Docent Tour with Audio Description

Explore the work of Alphonse Mucha, one of the most celebrated artists of turn-of-the-20th-century Paris. Known for his graphic work, Mucha used his iconic style to advance performers’ careers and advertise products as far ranging as chocolate, champagne, and crackers. Learn about Mucha’s aesthetics, impact, and influence in this guided 90-minute tour accompanied with audio description.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

11:30 am–1 pm

Meet in East Building Lobby

Free, registration required

Tickets go on sale October 8.

If you have questions about this tour, please email our manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity.

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary Docent Tour in American Sign Language

Explore the work of Alphonse Mucha, one of the most celebrated artists of turn-of-the-20th-century Paris. Known for his graphic work, Mucha used his iconic style to advance performers’ careers and advertise products as far ranging as chocolate, champagne, and crackers. Learn about Mucha’s aesthetics, impact, and influence in this guided 60-minute tour in ASL.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Meet in East Building Lobby

Free, registration required

Tickets go on sale October 8.

If you have questions about this tour, please email our manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity.

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