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, July 25 | 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, July 25 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Other Voices

The Museum abounds with works by artists who followed the rules and those who broke them. Focus... Read more >

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Friday, July 25 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Other Voices

The Museum abounds with works by artists who followed the rules and those who broke them. Focus... Read more >

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Friday, July 25 | 9 pm

Gravity

A medical engineer on her first flight is cast adrift by a spectacular accident and must... Read more >

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Saturday, July 26 | 7 pm

Lisa Fischer in concert followed by screening of 20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom is a new documentary that spotlights the fabulous female backup singers who... Read more >

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Saturday, July 26 | 7 pm

Lisa Fischer, followed by screening of 20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom is a new documentary that spotlights the fabulous female backup singers who... Read more >

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Friday, August 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, August 1 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: In Perspective

Explore how the artist’s point of view can change how we understand his or her subject.

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Friday, August 1 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: In Perspective

Explore how the artist’s point of view can change how we understand his or her subject.

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Friday, August 1 | 9 pm

12 Years a Slave

Oscar’s Best Picture is a searing indictment of the institution of slavery, based on a memoir by... Read more >

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Saturday, August 2 | 10 am

Studio Art: The Allure of Italian Alabaster

Learn how to carve soft, elegant alabaster stone with award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander.... Read more >

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Saturday, August 2 | 8 pm

An Evening with Judy Collins

The Greenwich Village folk music scene of the early 1960s is legendary for launching Bob Dylan... Read more >

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Sunday, August 3 | 10 am

Studio Art: The Allure of Italian Alabaster

Learn how to carve soft, elegant alabaster stone with award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander.... Read more >

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Friday, August 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, August 8 | 6 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Catching Gestures

See how subtle gestures in a European painting capture its subjects’ distinct personalities.

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Friday, August 8 | 7 pm

Friday Night Sound Bites: Catching Gestures

See how subtle gestures in a European painting capture its subjects’ distinct personalities.

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Friday, August 8 | 9 pm

American Hustle

Two scheming con artists, one with an aspirational comb-over and another with gravity-defying... Read more >

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Saturday, August 9 | 10 am SOLD OUT

Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

Tapestry artist Turid Teague guides you in creating the shapes and patterns that have defined... Read more >

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Saturday, August 9 | 2 pm

Lecture: Before you go to Philadelphia…

In a pretrip lecture, Museum lecturer Joseph Covington highlights the work of Cézanne, Matisse,... Read more >

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Saturday, August 9 | 8 pm

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Last time the Carolina Chocolate Chocolate Drops were scheduled to play the NCMA, Hurricane... Read more >

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Friday, August 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, August 15 | 9 pm

Bull Durham

One of the all-time great baseball movies. Has-been catcher Crash Davis tries to tame the wild... Read more >

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Saturday, August 16 | 10 am SOLD OUT

Studio Art: Tapestry in Miniature

Tapestry artist Turid Teague guides you in creating the shapes and patterns that have defined... Read more >

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Saturday, August 16 | 9 pm

Caddyshack

The Bushwood Country Club is a WASP-y enclave where tony types rub up against randy club pros,... Read more >

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Friday, August 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, August 22 | 8:30 pm

Nebraska

A muleheaded codger and his weary son set off across the dreary heartland plains to retrieve an... Read more >

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Saturday, August 23 | 8:30 pm

The LEGO Movie

Not just a feature-length advertisement for molded plastic building bricks, this gleeful tale of... Read more >

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Friday, August 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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Friday, September 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, September 5 | 8:30 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel

The tale of M. Gustave, a finicky hotel concierge and louche opportunist, and his protégé, Zero,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 6 | 8:30 pm

Second Annual The Big Lebowski Dude Abides Party

The NCMA’s own version of Lebowski Fest celebrates the Dude, the laziest man in L.A. County, a... Read more >

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Friday, September 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, September 12 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Saturday, September 13 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Sunday, September 14 | 7 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Paperhand’s 15th annual spectacle/pageant for all ages. The award-winning troupe uses masks,... Read more >

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Friday, September 19 | 9 am

Travel: Philadelphia for Art Lovers

Explore Philadelphia's renowned “cultural corridor” with stops at the Philadelphia Museum of... Read more >

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Friday, September 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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Saturday, September 20 | 9 am

Travel: Philadelphia for Art Lovers

Explore Philadelphia's renowned “cultural corridor” with stops at the Philadelphia Museum of... 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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Saturday, September 27 | 8 pm

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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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 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 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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Sunday, October 19 | 3 pm

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

Complementing the exhibition Small Treasures, the distinguished Ensemble Vermillian, based in... 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 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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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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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 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 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 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, 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 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 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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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 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 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, 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 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

Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax... 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 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 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, 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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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

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