The North Carolina Museum of Art

Adults

Join us for engaging programs designed to enhance your appreciation of the Museum’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and beautiful campus. From book club gatherings and Sunday afternoon lectures to events in the Museum Park, there are a variety of exciting possibilities for connecting with your Museum.

Friday, November 28 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, November 28 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bite: Celebrating the Senses

A 19th-century American landscape invites us to experience an array of sensations as we step... Read more >

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Friday, November 28 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bite: Celebrating the Senses

A 19th-century American landscape invites us to experience an array of sensations as we step... Read more >

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Sunday, November 30 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Wednesday, December 3 | 7 pm SOLD OUT

Cheers to Vermeer! Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Toast of Small Treasures

Join Dennis Weller, curator of Northern European art, and Noelle Ocon, associate conservator,... Read more >

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Thursday, December 4 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: All Art Great and Small: Making Exhibitions a Reality

From Porsche by Design to Small Treasures, exhibitions take extensive planning and preparation.... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Mysteries of Discretion

Sometimes a lack of detail makes a work of art even more interesting. Explore this idea in the... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Early Renaissance in Italy

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 5 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Mysteries of Discretion

Sometimes a lack of detail makes a work of art even more interesting. Explore this idea in the... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 11 am

NCMA Book Club: An Object of Beauty

An Object of Beauty, Steve Martin

Ambitious Lacey Yeager charms her way into the upper... Read more >

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Saturday, December 6 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Sunday, December 7 | 11:30 am

Guided Tour: Small Treasures

Enjoy a one-hour docent-led tour of the Small Treasures exhibition. Reserve online or through... Read more >

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Thursday, December 11 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Through the Looking Glass: Materials and Techniques of Artists in Small Treasures

Learn about materials and techniques used to create seemingly miraculous small paintings from... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Power of Light, the Power of Darkness

Artists have used a single light source for dramatic effect for hundreds of years. Consider the... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Masters of the Renaissance

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, December 12 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Power of Light, the Power of Darkness

Artists have used a single light source for dramatic effect for hundreds of years. Consider the... Read more >

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Sunday, December 14 | 3 pm

Holiday Concert Featuring the Raleigh Flute Choir

Soaring melodies and lush harmonies add sparkle to traditional carols and original compositions.... Read more >

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Friday, December 19 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 19 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Portrait or Propaganda?

When is a portrait realistic, and when is it subtle salesmanship? Consider the subtle choices an... Read more >

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Friday, December 19 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Portrait or Propaganda?

When is a portrait realistic, and when is it subtle salesmanship? Consider the subtle choices an... Read more >

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Friday, December 26 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, December 26 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Allure of Copper

We’re used to paintings made on canvas, but what happens when an artist paints on copper? See... Read more >

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Friday, December 26 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Allure of Copper

We’re used to paintings made on canvas, but what happens when an artist paints on copper? See... Read more >

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Friday, January 2 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 9 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Thursday, January 15 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Italian Baroque: Art as Theater

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 16 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 16 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Italian Baroque: Art as Theater

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, January 22 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Holland and Flanders in the Age of Rembrandt and Rubens

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 23 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 23 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Holland and Flanders in the Age of Rembrandt and Rubens

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, January 24 | 10 am

Art Day

On Art Day curators and conservators team up to examine works of art brought in by Museum... Read more >

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Saturday, January 24 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the... Read more >

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Sunday, January 25 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the... Read more >

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Thursday, January 29 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Birds on the Bayous: John James Audubon in Louisiana

Joseph Covington, Museum Lecturer

Audubon’s fascination with nature, birds in particular, led... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, January 30 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Eighteenth-Century France and Rococo Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 5 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 6 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Perfect Places: Chateaux, Villas, and Country Houses

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the... Read more >

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Saturday, February 7 | 11 am

NCMA Book Club: Nathaniel's Nutmeg

Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, Giles Milton

A quirky, provocative history of competitive spice trading... Read more >

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Sunday, February 8 | 10 am

Studio Art: Introduction to the Art of Screenprinting

Durham, N. C. Join print artist Brian Gonzales for a two-day workshop. Immerse yourself in the... Read more >

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Sunday, February 8 | 3 pm

Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet: Masters of the Small Form

This program explores the similarities between two eras of tremendous creative output. Just as... Read more >

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Thursday, February 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Restless Nineteenth Century: Neoclassicism to Realism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Birds on the Bayous: John James Audubon in Louisiana

Joseph Covington, Museum Lecturer

Audubon’s fascination with nature, birds in particular, led... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Impressionists

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, February 26 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, February 27 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Cézanne and Rodin

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, February 28 | 10:30 am

Seminar: Winners and Losers on the High Seas

Stretch your knowledge of the Dutch Golden Age in a seminar focused on Jacob Duck's painting... Read more >

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Thursday, March 5 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 6 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Post Impressionists: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Seurat

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, March 12 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 13 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: American Visions

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, March 15 | 3 pm

Fire Pink Trio: The Goddess in Every Woman

In honor of International Women’s Day, this concert pairs compositions by women with works in... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Thursday, March 19 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 20 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Art of the Islamic World

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Saturday, March 21 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Sunday, March 22 | 10 am

Art in Bloom

The NCMA’s inaugural festival of art and flowers, March 19–22, will welcome the beauty of spring... Read more >

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Thursday, March 26 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, March 27 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Asian Sampler: China, Japan, India

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 2 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 3 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Ceremonial Arts of Africa

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 9 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Picasso, Matisse and the Invention of Modernism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 10 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Picasso, Matisse and the Invention of Modernism

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 16 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 17 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Expressionism/Surrealism: Freedom of Form and Spirit

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 23 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, April 24 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Photography as Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, April 30 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Sunday, May 3 | 3 pm

Findlen and Magnone present Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle

North Carolina composer Kenneth Frazelle’s life’s work has been setting the state’s sights,... Read more >

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Thursday, May 7 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Thursday, May 14 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 15 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Land Art, Installation, and New Media

Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style... Read more >

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Friday, May 22 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Friday, May 29 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... Read more >

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Joseph Covington’s great skill provides significant information in a most understandable way so that even ‘greenhorn’ art students can understand and grasp what is being presented.”   John Robinson

Joseph Covington is a remarkable teacher; his presentation is so well developed and explained. I hope for more opportunities to learn from him.” Anonymous