Calendar

  1. Mindful Museum: Art-Making Demonstration

    Wednesday, March 3 | 7 pm

    Unwind while seeing art created. This mesmerizing hour-long virtual experience guides you through a brief centering practice and lets you watch, live and up close, a local...

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  2. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Pacifica Quartet

    Wednesday, March 3 | 8 pm

    Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices over the past 26 years, the Pacifica Quartet has achieved international...

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  3. Virtual Studio Workshop: Laura Moriarty: Encaustic Arts Past and Future

    Saturday, March 6 | 1:30 pm

    Encaustic paintings from ancient Egypt are still on view today. What makes their colors so vibrant and marks so expressive? Learn how to begin painting with wax from a...

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  4. Virtual Weinberg Lecture of Egyptology: Learning from Egyptian Mummies

    Sunday, March 7 | 2 pm

    The evolution of diseases and their role in human history can be discovered through archaeological evidence provided by the study of mummies. This is done using traditional...

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  5. Mindful Museum: Virtual Art and Mortality Workshop

    Tuesday, March 9 | 7 pm

    Drawing upon themes from Golden Mummies of Egypt, this two-hour virtual workshop intimately explores death, dying, and life transitions, and it’s actually not morbid at...

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  6. Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Change the Face: Finding Power in Identity

    Thursday, March 11 | Noon

    Join us this Women’s History Month as we consider the intersections of power and identity via the NCMA’s contemporary art collection. Hear from Mellon Foundation Assistant...

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  7. Mindful Museum: Virtual Sensory Journey through Art

    Thursday, March 11 | 7 pm

    Join us for a sensory journey to Africa while exploring Lines That Link Humanity by El Anatsui. We’ve partnered with Arts Access and On My Way Bartending to offer this...

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  8. Mindful Museum: Slow-Art Appreciation

    Wednesday, March 17 | 7 pm

    Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and communally appreciate art. This hour-long virtual program offers centering techniques and a breathing practice...

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  9. NCMA Film Club: !Women Art Revolution

    Friday, March 19 | 7 pm

    If you enjoy watching and talking about films, join us for a virtual meeting of the NCMA Film Club! To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are featuring the documentary...

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  10. Virtual Workshop for Teens; Live from the Studio: Scribble, Paint, Glue with Ursula Gullow

    Saturday, March 20 | 1:30 pm

    Use paint and mixed-media materials in unexpected ways to create expressive works of art. Working with random prompts, tap into your wild and wonderful subconscious. This...

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  11. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Pinchas Zukerman, violin Shai Wosner, piano

    Saturday, March 20 | 8 pm

    Violin and viola soloist, conductor, and chamber musician Pinchas Zukerman is known for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone, and impeccable...

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  12. Mindful Museum: Virtual Family Growga Moment

    Monday, March 22 | 4 pm

    Kids experience movement, mindfulness, and connection through fun and engaging virtual Growga programming. Each monthly 30-minute class, inspired by the Museum's...

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  13. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Aizuri Quartet

    Monday, March 22 | 8 pm

    Praised by the Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the...

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  14. Mindful Museum: Virtual Spring Astrology and Meditation Workshop

    Tuesday, March 23 | 6:30 pm

    The Yoga Almanac, co-authored by Raleigh yoga teacher Andrea Rice, aligns yoga with the astrological seasons. Join Rice for this two-hour virtual experience to embody the...

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  15. NCMA in Dialogue: Seeking Self

    Wednesday, March 24 | 7 pm

    Tune in to NCMA in Dialogue for thought-provoking conversations with artists, musicians, and filmmakers as we approach the timely and important topics of society and...

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  16. Virtual Freedom Seder

    Wednesday, March 24 | 7 pm

    Join the NCMA and the Friends of the Judaic Art Gallery for the inaugural Freedom Seder, a time to recognize freedom from slavery, remember stories of liberation, and lift...

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  17. Virtual Humber Lecture: A Century of Women: The NCMA’s Collection of Female Artists

    Thursday, March 25 | 7 pm

    Women artists have been marginalized for centuries and underrepresented in most museums, including the NCMA. The Museum is working to challenge and change this oversight...

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  18. Online Minicourses: Art and Science

    Tuesday, March 30 | 8 am

    The NCMA offers educators a series of minicourses on the connections between art and science accessible Tuesday, March 30 through Tuesday, May 25. Participants explore...

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  19. Mindful Museum: Virtual Poetry Hour

    Wednesday, April 7 | 7 pm

    Join writer-scholar Jameela F. Dallis to write poems inspired by the Museum’s collection. Ekphrasis means description in Greek, and ekphrastic poems are often vivid...

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  20. Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: A Date with Director Hillings

    Thursday, April 8 | Noon

    NCMA Director Valerie Hillings reflects upon various milestones in the Museum’s history and previews some exciting future plans. 

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  21. Virtual Studio Workshop; Sacred Geometry with Peter Marin

    Saturday, April 10 | 1:30 pm

    Examine the evolution of sacred art—from ancient Egyptian to contemporary. Learn about significant mathematical and historical themes that influenced art making, such as...

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  22. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Juilliard String Quartet

    Saturday, April 10 | 8 pm

    Hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the Juilliard String Quartet draws on a deep and vital engagement to the classics while...

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  23. Virtual Lecture with an Egyptologist: Flinders Petrie on Golden Mummies, Race, and Faces

    Saturday, April 17 | Noon

    British Egyptologist Flinders Petrie was keen on matching skulls with mummy masks and portraits and identifying what he believed to be racial types. Join Dr. Campbell Price...

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  24. NCMA in Dialogue: Environmental Art in a Time of Crisis

    Wednesday, April 21 | 7 pm

    Tune in to NCMA in Dialogue for thought-provoking conversations with artists, musicians, and filmmakers as we approach the timely and important topics of society and...

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  25. Mindful Museum: Slow-Art Appreciation

    Wednesday, April 21 | 7 pm

    Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and communally appreciate art. This hour-long virtual program offers centering techniques and a breathing practice...

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  26. Mindful Museum: Virtual Family Growga Moment

    Monday, April 26 | 4 pm

    Kids experience movement, mindfulness, and connection through fun and engaging virtual Growga programming. Each monthly 30-minute class, inspired by the Museum's...

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  27. Virtual Studio Workshop; Abstract Painting from Memory with Zach Storm

    Saturday, May 8 | 1:30 pm

    Take a more intuitive approach to painting as you learn to let loose and paint your mind’s-eye impressions of memories, dreams, and landscapes. Follow step-by-step demos...

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  28. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Gavilán Brothers

    Saturday, May 8 | 8 pm

    The Havana-born Gavilán Brothers perform original music from their breathtaking album, Brothers, composed by Aldo López-Gavilán and arranged for violin and piano by Ilmar...

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  29. Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Golden Mummies: Adapting Funerary Beliefs and Traditions

    Thursday, May 13 | Noon

    Gilded faces and stunning portraits, fancy wrappings and colorful trappings were synonymous with hope for the afterlife and the continuation of millennia-old traditions in...

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  30. Virtual Sights and Sounds Concert Series: Verona Quartet with Jordan Bak (viola) and Nicholas Mariscal (cello)

    Saturday, May 15 | 8 pm

    The recipient of Chamber Music America’s coveted Cleveland Quartet Award in 2020, the Verona Quartet is no stranger to the Triangle, having completed residencies in Durham...

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  31. Mindful Museum: Slow-Art Appreciation

    Wednesday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Slow art is a growing movement to mindfully observe and communally appreciate art. This hour-long virtual program offers centering techniques and a breathing practice...

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  32. NCMA in Dialogue: Art, Death, and Rebirth

    Wednesday, May 19 | 7 pm

    Tune in to NCMA in Dialogue for thought-provoking conversations with artists, musicians, and filmmakers as we approach the timely and important topics of society and...

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  33. Virtual Panel Discussion: To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary

    Thursday, May 20 | 7 pm

    This panel discussion on the exhibition To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary features photographers Faith Couch and Jaylan Rhea in conversation with exhibition...

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  34. Golden Mummies Family Day

    Saturday, May 22 | 10 am

    Discover the exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt with special activities just for families! This family day takes place both virtually and in person.

    On the NCMA’s campus,...

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  35. Mindful Museum: Virtual Family Growga Moment

    Monday, May 24 | 4 pm

    Kids experience movement, mindfulness, and connection through fun and engaging virtual Growga programming. Each monthly 30-minute class, inspired by the Museum's...

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  36. Virtual Humber Lecture: Foundations of the NCMA: 1924–1960

    Thursday, May 27 | 7 pm

    In the early 1950s, North Carolina invested $1 million in a state art collection, leading to the creation of the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1956. Lyle Humphrey,...

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  37. Virtual Teen Art Portfolio Development Workshops

    Wednesday, June 23 | 1 pm

    Work in small groups to share the art in your portfolio with peers, NCMA staff, and college art faculty members. Get support and helpful feedback as you prepare to submit...

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  38. Virtual Teen Art Portfolio Development Workshops

    Wednesday, July 21 | 1 pm

    Work in small groups to share the art in your portfolio with peers, NCMA staff, and college art faculty members. Get support and helpful feedback as you prepare to submit...

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  39. Virtual Teen Art Portfolio Development Workshops

    Wednesday, August 18 | 1 pm

    Work in small groups to share the art in your portfolio with peers, NCMA staff, and college art faculty members. Get support and helpful feedback as you prepare to submit...

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