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.

Thursday, September 25 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

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

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Friday, September 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, September 26 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

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Friday, September 26 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Egypt and the Purposes of Art

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

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Friday, September 26 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Pattern with Flair

Explore how patterns catch the eye and contribute to a work’s meaning.

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Saturday, September 27 | 8 pm SOLD OUT

The Head and the Heart

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

Not long ago these rising stars of indie folk-rock were... Read more >

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Sunday, September 28 | 3 pm

Happy Valley Pals: Music and Dance from 19th-Century America

In celebration of Raleigh’s Wide Open Bluegrass extravaganza, Sights and Sounds presents an... Read more >

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Thursday, October 2 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

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

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Thursday, October 2 | 6:30 pm

Humber Lecture: The Studio Practice of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth

Timothy Standring discusses the studio practices of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, for whom inspiration... Read more >

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Friday, October 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, October 3 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Curious Combinations

The ways artists combine imagery can mystify as much as suggest meaning. Tease out the... Read more >

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Friday, October 3 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Greece, the Aegean, and the Power of Abstraction

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

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Friday, October 3 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Curious Combinations

The ways artists combine imagery can mystify as much as suggest meaning. Tease out the... Read more >

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Saturday, October 4 | 11 am

NCMA Book Club: Wild Seed

Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler was the first black woman to come to... Read more >

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Saturday, October 4 | 1:30 pm

Documentary Screening: Out of the Shadows

With powerful x-ray technology, art historians and scientists have discovered paintings beneath... Read more >

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Saturday, October 4 | 8 pm

This Is Spinal Tap

(1984) Directed by Rob Reiner. Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean. (82 min.) R

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Friday, October 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, October 10 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Texture

Study texture in an American impressionist’s view of pastoral France.

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Friday, October 10 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Texture

Study texture in an American impressionist’s view of pastoral France.

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Saturday, October 11 | 7 pm

BIG NIGHT Small Treasures Opening

HAVE A BIG NIGHT with us at the NCMA as we celebrate the opening of Small Treasures: Rembrandt,... Read more >

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Wednesday, October 15 | 7 pm

Humber Lecture and Book Signing: Telling Stories: Portraits Behind the Faces

Bestselling author Susan Vreeland tells how her popular historical novels find authenticity in... Read more >

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Friday, October 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, October 17 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Bigger, the Better

Sometimes size does matter. See what grand scale does for a Flemish royal portrait.

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Friday, October 17 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: The Bigger, the Better

Sometimes size does matter. See what grand scale does for a Flemish royal portrait.

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Saturday, October 18 | 8 pm

Stop Making Sense

(1984) Directed by Jonathan Demme. Featuring the Talking Heads (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina... Read more >

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Sunday, October 19 | 3 pm

Ensemble Vermillian: Music from the Low Countries in the Time of Vermeer

In a program that complements works in the NCMA’s Dutch and Flemish galleries, Ensemble... Read more >

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Thursday, October 23 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

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

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Friday, October 24 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Female Artists in the NCMA Collection

A brief history of female artists from the Renaissance through the present, with an in-depth... Read more >

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Friday, October 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, October 24 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Rome and the Power of Empire

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

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Saturday, October 25 | 8 pm SOLD OUT

An Evening with Wilco

Co-presented with Cat’s Cradle

We’re thrilled to extend our concert season for a special... Read more >

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Monday, October 27 | 10 am

Small Treasures Member Mondays

The Small Treasures exhibition is open for viewing exclusively for members on these select... Read more >

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Wednesday, October 29 | 6:30 pm

Art+Cuisine: Small Treasures Close Up

Curator Dennis Weller introduces us to Dutch and Flemish painters who rendered their sitters in... Read more >

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Thursday, October 30 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

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

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Thursday, October 30 | 6:30 pm

Art+Cuisine: Small Treasures Close Up-2

Curator Dennis Weller introduces us to Dutch and Flemish painters who rendered their sitters in... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 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, October 31 | 6 pm

Reggie Fest: Halloween Beer Bar and Magic

Conservator Perry Hurt gives 10-minute talks about Tudor blue-blood Reginald Scott, the subject... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization

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

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Sunday, November 2 | 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, November 2 | 3 pm

Emanuel Gruber: French Masters

Debussy and Rodin, Poulenc and Feininger, Franck and Monet: these French contemporaries explored... Read more >

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Thursday, November 6 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

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

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Friday, November 7 | 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 7 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine

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

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Saturday, November 8 | 11 am

Small Treasures Lecture: Who Was Vermeer?

Curator Dennis Weller explores the genius Johannes Vermeer brought to his rare masterpieces.

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Sunday, November 9 | 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, November 9 | 2 pm

Kanof Lecture: Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey

Herod the Great died in 4 B.C.E. in Jericho and was buried at Herodium, where he had prepared... Read more >

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Thursday, November 13 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

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

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Friday, November 14 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Public and Private: Very Large and Very Small in 17th-Century Dutch Paintings

Highlighting the masterpieces in Small Treasures, this lecture by Dennis P. Weller, curator of ... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 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 14 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Medieval Europe: Romanesque and Gothic

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

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Saturday, November 15 | 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, November 16 | 11:30 am

Guided Tours: Small Treasures

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

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Monday, November 17 | 10 am

Small Treasures Member Mondays

The Small Treasures exhibition is open for viewing exclusively for members on these select... Read more >

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Thursday, November 20 | 11 am

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

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

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Friday, November 21 | 11 am

Lunch and Lecture: Sacred Motherhood

Spanning thousands of years and numerous cultures, Sacred Motherhood explores the symbolism... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 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 21 | 6:30 pm

Art History Survey Course: Coming Down to Earth: Early Still Life and Landscape

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

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Saturday, November 22 | 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, November 23 | 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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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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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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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 | 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 | 6:30 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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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 | 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 | 6:30 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 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 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, 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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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 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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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

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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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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

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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 | 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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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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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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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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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, April 3 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, April 10 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, April 17 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, April 24 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, May 1 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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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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Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, May 15 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, May 22 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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Friday, May 29 | 5:30 pm

Art in the Evening

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