North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, is celebrating Earth Day with several free and low-priced events. Read on to learn about each one, and to register, if required.
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Earth Day Outdoor Film Screening
On Friday, April 22nd, 2022, at 7 p.m., North Carolina Museum of Art is presenting a screening of the movie, Hidden Rivers.
Tickets are $5 for Museum members and $7 for non-members, plus fees. Tickets must be purchased in advance or at the gate via your phone.
It will take place at the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater in the Museum Park.
Hidden Rivers is a documentary that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of biologists and explorers throughout the region and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of these ecosystems.
Come early to learn more about local environmental organizations and how you can get involved. The film starts at 8 p.m.
No outside food or drink allowed. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Earth Day Service Project in the Park
Help to increase biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife in the Museum Park by planting native species on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Wear closed-toe shoes, bring a water bottle and dress for the outdoors.
This activity is for ages 12 and up. Register here.
Earth Day Family Day
Celebrate Earth Day at the FREE Family Day on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Special activities include:
- Free admission to Fault Lines. Walk-up tickets only, available at Tickets and Membership (East Building). Capacity is limited.
- Hands-on art-making activities in the Museum and Park that explore the environment and ecology of North Carolina’s mountains, piedmont, and ocean.
- Family friendly exhibition tour (10:30–11 am). First come, first served. Capacity is limited.
- ecoEXPLORE nature walks with NC Museum of Natural Sciences (10:30–11 am; 11 am–noon). First come, first served. Capacity is limited.
- Kuumba Community Drum Circle with Robert J. Corbitt III (noon–1 pm).
Teen Arts Council: Our Part — Art in Action
On Saturday, April 23rd, from 12 to 4 p.m., teens are invited to join members of the Teen Arts Council for a day of activities focused on environmental art and youth activism. Explore a film screening, clothing swap, gallery tours, the special exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment, and the realm of wearable art with UNCG and Wake Tech art students.
This event is free. Register here.
NCMA Cinema: We Are Here
On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, at 2 p.m., the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and North Carolina Museum of Art will present a screening of We Are Here in the SECU Auditorium in the East Building.
This documentary about local artists trying to save the world follows the Paperhand Puppet Intervention community and investigates their intention and process as they aim to move us to action through moving art.
A discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker and some special guests follow the screening.
Tickets are $5 for Museum members, youth ages 7-18, and college students, and $7 for everyone else, plus fees. Purchase tickets here.
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