Calendar

  1. Monster Drawing Rally 2019

    Friday, August 23 | 5:30 pm

    Join us for the fourth year of our live drawing event, featuring 75 artists at all stages of their careers drawing in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the...

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  2. Goin' Green (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  3. Goin' Green (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  4. Goin' Green (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  5. Middle School Workshop: Materials Remix (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Make room for media beyond paint on canvas. Find inspiration in unexpected and unusual materials as you paint, sculpt, and draw your way through this unpredictable week.

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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 24 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 25 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  8. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 31 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  9. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 9:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  10. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 10:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  11. What's in the Box?: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 5 | 11:15 am

    Now at a new, earlier time! Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and...

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  12. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Friday, September 6 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  13. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 7 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  14. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Saturday, September 7 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  15. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 8 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  16. Pop-Up Art: Shanah Tovah!

    Sunday, September 8 | Noon

    Free art-making activities for all ages; no reservations needed.

    Wish your family and friends a sweet new year by exploring traditions of Rosh Hashanah. Create a delicious...

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  17. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Sunday, September 8 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 14 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  19. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 15 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  20. School’s Out Camp: Passport to Art, Ages 6-10

    Monday, September 16 | 9 am

    This is your ticket for a whirlwind art-making adventure! Begin each day in a new country and create works of art inspired by the places you visit.

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  21. Family Meditation Hour

    Wednesday, September 18 | 5 pm

    Join Ingrid Saddler-Walker from WythaBalance Yoga in a family-friendly walking meditation. Through conscious focusing of the breath and the emptying of the mind, this...

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  22. Story Time: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 19 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  23. Story Time: Parts of Art

    Thursday, September 19 | 11 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  24. Dining after Dark: Dinner with Osiris

    Friday, September 20 | 6 pm

    Join NCMA Egyptologist Caroline Rocheleau as she reveals mysteries of the Museum’s only mummy—the one featured in the exhibition What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?. Learn...

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  25. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 21 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  26. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 22 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  27. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Saturday, September 28 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  28. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Your Choice

    Sunday, September 29 | 10:30 am

    Be a curator for 30 minutes! Discover your new favorite work of art and make your own choices to fill an imaginary gallery.

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  29. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 9:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  30. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 10:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  31. What's in the Box?: People

    Thursday, October 3 | 11:15 am

    Everyone can collect “What’s in the Box?” cards in English or Spanish (provided at each session or downloadable).

    Get up close and personal with our favorite people in the...

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  32. Family Studio: Mixed-Media Paintings

    Saturday, October 5 | 10:15 am

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Be inspired by the letter X! View...

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  33. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 5 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  34. Family Studio: Mixed-Media Paintings

    Saturday, October 5 | 1 pm

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Be inspired by the letter X! View...

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  35. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 6 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  36. School’s Out Camp: Landscape Adventures, Ages 6-10

    Monday, October 7 | 9 am

    Come along on an adventure as you trek through the NCMA. From the landscapes in the galleries to the leaves in the Park, you’ll find scenes that inspire you to create your...

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  37. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 12 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  38. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 13 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  39. Pop-Up Art: Express-ionism Yourself

    Sunday, October 13 | Noon

    Free art-making activities for all ages; no reservations needed.

    Bold, bright, and bombastic: create wearable art inspired by the techniques and colors of Gerhard...

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  40. Story Time: People

    Thursday, October 17 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  41. Story Time: People

    Thursday, October 17 | 11 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  42. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 19 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  43. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 20 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  44. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Saturday, October 26 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  45. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Shape Up!

    Sunday, October 27 | 10:30 am

    Find shapes large and small in works of art throughout the Museum. Can you find any in surprising places?

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  46. Guatemalan Kite Project

    Friday, November 1 | 10 am

    In partnership with the Consulate of Guatemala, we are hosting the creation of a traditional giant kite, a custom honoring All Saints Day. Stop by throughout the day to...

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  47. Duke Energy Family Day: Día de la Familia

    Saturday, November 2 | 10 am

    Honor Frida, Diego, and your ancestors on this day of remembrance! Discover art, music, and performance traditions from Central America, and enjoy free access to the...

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  48. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Sunday, November 3 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  49. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 7 | 9:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  50. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 7 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  51. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 7 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  52. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Saturday, November 9 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  53. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Sunday, November 10 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  54. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 14 | 9:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  55. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 14 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  56. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 14 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  57. Family Studio: Inspired by Frida

    Saturday, November 16 | 10:15 am

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Take inspiration from the art that Frida...

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  58. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Saturday, November 16 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  59. Family Studio: Inspired by Frida

    Saturday, November 16 | 1 pm

    Two-hour studio workshop and gallery tour for families. Please note: All participants (children and adults) must have a ticket.

    Take inspiration from the art that Frida...

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  60. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Sunday, November 17 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  61. School’s Out Camp: A Week with Frida and Diego, Ages 6-10

    Monday, November 18 | 9 am

    Don’t miss this opportunity to explore our special exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism. Let Frida and Diego capture your imagination as you discover...

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  62. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 21 | 9:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  63. Story Time: Animals

    Thursday, November 21 | 10:15 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  64. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 21 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  65. Story Time: Animals

    Thursday, November 21 | 11 am

    Join us for story time in the galleries! Each half-hour session includes books and activities that extend our understanding of a work of art in the Museum. Best for...

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  66. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, November 21 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  67. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Saturday, November 23 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  68. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Sunday, November 24 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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  69. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Action Packed

    Saturday, November 30 | 10:30 am

    Explore scenes of movement, modeling, and mayhem as you look closely at action in art.

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