In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, the NCMA is closed until further notice. While the Museum Park remains open for walking, running, and biking, visitors should practice extreme caution and take strict social distancing measures. See a full list of affected programs and events at ncartmuseum.org/covid19.
Since we can’t get together for our annual dog party in the Museum Park, we’ve created a collection of virtual content for dogs and humans to still have a great time. Mark your calendar for a live drawing event, and check back here on Friday, May 29, for a slew of fun activities to help you get creative and bond with your pup. Other pets are welcome, too!
Live Drawing Room with Your Pets (Postponed)
We apologize for the short notice, but the Sit, Stay, NCMA Live Drawing Room with Your Pets is now postponed. We encourage you to use the powerful medium of art to draw tonight in your own homes and share your artwork with us at #SitStayNCMA, or enjoy more Sit, Stay, NCMA content below.
Join Bill Thelen, artist and founder of Lump Projects, and a panel of dog-loving artists for a live drawing event! The drawing prompts will be pet-inspired, so make sure your dog/cat/bird/turtle/pony is there to help inspire and guide you. Sign up to be one of just 100 participants creating, drawing, and hanging out (from a distance!). Draw along with the panelists as they share their work and creative process. Ask questions and chat with artists while creating at home. Zoom webinar capacity is limited, but the event will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Note: Only the panelists will be visible onscreen during this event, but your artwork can be shared when you are ready. Tell us in the chat or post it to social media with the tags @ncartmuseum @lump_gallery and #SitStayNCMA. Our team will share your work and pictures of your pet assistants throughout the evening.
About Drawing Room: Drawing Room operates under the umbrella of Lump, a nonprofit art center in downtown Raleigh. Currently, Drawing Room hosts drawing clubs that promote drawing online during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The world we now live in is also an adjustment for our dogs. Your being at home more might be the best thing that ever happened to your dog, but that will change when we venture out more and maybe go back to work. Our Sit, Stay, NCMA partners at Dynamic Dogs have created tips for keeping you and your best friend happy while being at home together and also for preventing separation anxiety when that time comes.
Our friends at All Dogs Allowed have joined us every year for Sit, Stay, NCMA. This year, the only difference is that their great activities are virtual. Check out their Facebook page to join their new Dog Nerd Book Club or watch a Q&A session with a trainer. They’re also working with Dognition to share training tips and learn more about dog brain function!
Support Our Rescue Partner Saving Grace
Saving Grace is continuing its work of helping homeless animals find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives. Learn how you can support the group’s mission, even by adopting your newest best friend here.
Although the galleries are temporarily closed, we invite you to experience your NCMA from home. Through these virtual offerings, inspired by the Museum collection, we hope to foster contemplation, meditation, and creativity.