NC Museum of Art, at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, is free to visit, but you need timed tickets. The hours during this time will be Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can reserve your timed ticket in advance here. Tickets are also available at both buildings of the museum. Cash is not accepted.
The Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition does require a paid ticket.
Virtual and Live Events
You can see all the events here. Below are a few of them. Please follow the links, below, for each event, for full information and for registration.
Tai Chi in the Park
Tuesdays from April 6th to May 25th, 2021
Registration is required and April 6th through May 4th is sold out. Follow the above link and search for Tai Chi to register for remaining classes.
This ancient Chinese martial art combines slow, gentle, flowing movements with focused attention and deep breathing. You’ll be ensconced in art and nature for an hour, calming the mind and increasing overall well-being. Taught by Imari Colón of East Cloud Kung Fu. All skill levels welcome; ages 16 and up. Space is limited.
NCMA To Go Activity Kits: Pattern Printing
Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Registration is required
Get creative and inspired by NCMA art and artists at home! Each NCMA To Go activity kit has materials for a complete art-making project for one person, plus written instructions. Kits are designed for all ages to enjoy.
This kit provides materials to create printed patterns that evoke the designs of indigo-dyed ndop cloths from Cameroon.
Reserve your kit at the link above. Please specify the quantity of kits you are requesting (maximum four per reservation). Kits will be available for curbside pickup at the Museum on Saturday, April 10, starting at 10 am.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Virtual Afternoon with the Mummies
Monday, April 12th, 2021
Registration is required
Get an insider’s view of the exhibition Golden Mummies of Egypt from home with this special program just for families! Look closely, ask questions, and learn more during this 30-minute interactive virtual session. Each program focuses on one or two works of art to introduce families to objects from the lives and afterlives of ancient Egyptians. Best for children six and up.
Morning Bird Walk
2nd and 4th Saturdays in April and May
Registration is required and some date are sold out. Follow above link and search for “Morning Bird Walk” to register.
Join resident birding enthusiast, Park ranger Chantal Taunton, on a meandering 90-minute walk through the Museum Park in search of migratory and native birds. Wear a mask, and please bring your own binoculars, as well as water, a notebook, and pen. All levels welcome, from beginner to seasoned birders; ages 8 and up. Space is limited.
Museum Park Tour
Registration required. Follow above link and search for “Museum Park Tour.”
Enjoy art and nature in a 90-minute tour that leads you through the Park past site-specific works of art and sustainable natural areas. The route has variations in surface and incline. Walking shoes, hats, and water bottles are recommended. Limited to eight participants.
Earth Day Outdoor Movie: “Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy”
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Free, but registration is required.
Celebrate Earth Day with a movie under the stars that conveys the powerful intersection of art and nature. Leaning into the Wind (PG, 2017) is a documentary about British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, who produces astonishing site-specific sculptures in natural and urban settings.
• No walk ups; tickets must be obtained in advance.
• Masks and social distancing are required.
• No alcohol or glass containers permitted.
• Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
• Leave pets at home.
Golden Mummies Family Day
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
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, enjoy free admission to the special exhibition, a scavenger hunt, and a divinely fun NCMA To Go activity kit. For virtual activities, there will be videos, hands-on art-making ideas, and more, all inspired by ancient lives. Best for ages 5 to 10.
Free timed tickets to Golden Mummies of Egypt will be available at the door only on Saturday, May 22. Please visit Tickets and Membership in East Building for reservations.
Tours at North Carolina Museum of Art
Please check back soon for the tour schedule.
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Upcoming Events in the Triangle -- both virtual and in-personCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
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