North Carolina Museum of Art Calendar Events: August 2014

RALEIGH, NC July 29, 2014:



North Carolina Museum of Art

Line, Touch, Trace

North Carolina Gallery
August 30, 2014–March 8, 2015


Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., Line, Touch, Trace highlights hand-drawn works by 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes. Line may be used to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; touch builds tonal values or erases edges; and traced marks may suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use line, touch, and trace in works that communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation. The range of approaches presented attests to the effervescence of drawing and its contribution to contemporary art.


Bull City Summer
East Building, Level A

Through August 31, 2014


Bull City Summer, a photography exhibition chronicling the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, offers a subtle yet powerful group study of the obsessive routines and crafts of baseball, including those seen in the stands, in concessions, and behind the scenes. The exhibition features works by nationally and internationally acclaimed photographers Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Hiroshi Watanabe, Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, and Jeff Whetstone. Beginning with the Bulls’ home opener on April 8, 2013, the artists converged on the stadium to document all 72 home games.


Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions

North Carolina Gallery

Through August 10, 2014


As the preeminent art institution of North Carolina, the NCMA is firmly committed to presenting and promoting the work of artists from our state. Close to Home: A Decade of Acquisitions includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media works acquired by the Museum in the last 10 years. The exhibition features work by well-known favorites such as Bob Trotman, Beverly McIver, and George Bireline alongside brand-new works on view for the first time by artists such as Linda Foard Roberts, John Rosenthal, Peter Glenn Oakley, and Anne Lemanski.


Sacred Motherhood: Mother-and-Child Representations from the Permanent Collection

East Building, Level B

May 4–December 7, 2014


Sacred Motherhood is an exhibition focused on 13 representations of mother and child from the Museum’s permanent collection, found in numerous cultures and spanning thousands of years—from ancient Egypt to the 21st century. The works of art in the exhibition are diverse and include artifacts, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs, and lithographs. One of the works is even an abstract painting.




Art in the Evening

Fridays, 5:30–8:30 pm

West Building


Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music. Our lobby-turned-lounge in the new West Building is a great place to kick off the weekend!


Small plates and beverages, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic options, are available for purchase.


Live music schedule:

Aug. 1: Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

Aug. 8: David Dyer and the Crooked Smile Band (trio)

Aug. 15: Sidecar Social Club

Aug. 22: The Hey Brothers

Aug. 29: Peter Lamb and the Wolves


Demonstrations of Chinese Culture

Saturday, August 2, 11 am

East Building, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Gallery
Education Garden (weather permitting)

Join high school students from China for demonstrations of Chinese culture including Diablo (a type of juggling), Hulusi (gourd flute), paper cutting, calligraphy, and origami. Sponsored by the Global Education Institute.


Stargazing in the Museum Park

Friday, August 15 | 8:30 pm

$10 Contemporaries; $15 Non-members and guests

Join the NCMA Contemporaries, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and Raleigh Astronomy Club for a unique opportunity to stargaze in the Museum Park. In addition to a chance to see Saturn and Mars through professional telescopes, tickets include beer and snacks. For age 21+.




An Evening with Judy Collins

Saturday, August 2, 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
$45 ($40 Members) Reserved
$28 ($23 Members) General admission
$14 Youth 7–18, General admission only
Children 6 and under free, General admission only


A musical prodigy by age 13 and on her way to becoming a concert pianist, Judy Collins fell under the spell of activist folk singers Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. She championed the work of brilliant young singer-songwriters, including Bob Dylan; widened the audience for Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Randy Newman; and was the muse for the Crosby, Stills, and Nash hit “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” She’s recorded 50 albums in her career, including the landmark 1967 Wildflowers. Her version of Send in the Clowns was Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.


Carolina Chocolate Drops

Saturday, August 9, 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
$45 ($40 Members) Reserved
$29 ($24 Members) General admission
$14.50 Youth 7–18, General admission only
Children 6 and under free, General admission only


Inspired by the old-time African American stringband music of the Carolina Piedmont, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have tapped into the rich array of musical styles—blues, jazz, fife and drum, and jug-band music—that flowed from the American South in the first half of the 20th century and underpinned most forms of popular music that followed, including rock and roll. The ensemble brings a vital contemporary sensibility to its music and is constantly evolving and experimenting. Cellist Malcolm Parson and multi-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett join Chocolate Drops veterans Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins to add fresh energy and excitement for their NCMA outing.




Beginning this season we’ll show outdoor movies in high-definition digital format with a new state-of-the art digital projection system. We greatly appreciate the generous support from Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., which made purchasing the new equipment possible.


Picnics are welcome. Beer and wine may be purchased at the venue, along with popcorn and candy.


August Movies:


Friday, August 1, 9 pm: 12 Years a Slave (2013) Directed by Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o. (134 min.) R


Friday, August 8, 9 pm: American Hustle (2013) Directed by David O. Russell. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence. (138 min.) R


Friday, August 15, 9 pm: Bull Durham (1988) Written and directed by Ron Shelton. Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins. (108 min.) R


Saturday, August 16, 9 pm: Caddyshack(1980) Written and directed by Harold Ramis. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray. (98 min.) R


Friday, August 22, 8:30 pm: Nebraska(2013) Directed by Alexander Payne. Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb. (115 min.) R


Saturday, August 23, 8:30 pm: The LEGO Movie (2014) Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell. (100 min.) PG




Studio Art: The Allure of Italian Alabaster

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 | 10 am–5 pm both days
East Building, Studio 2
$165 Members; $180 Nonmembers

Learn how to carve soft, elegant alabaster stone with award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander. His last class sold out early, so register soon! Part of the “My Italian Summer” series. Register online or call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923.  All materials included. Bring a bag lunch.




Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 | 10:30 am


Sign up that day; first come, first served. Meet at West Building Information Desk.


Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.


Family Fun Saturday: Ancient Mosaics

Saturday, August 9 | 10 am

East Building, Education Studios
Families with children ages 5–11
$3 Members; $5 Nonmembers

Travel to ancient Rome and explore the geometric and floral patterns in the NCMA’s large 2nd-century floor mosaic. Then, create a modern mosaic wall hanging of colored stone and ceramic.


Gallery tour plus studio workshops. Kids and adults delight in exploring the Museum’s collection, creating projects together, and discovering one another’s creativity. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to explore. Register online, by calling (919) 715-5923, or in person at the Museum Box Office.


Summer Family Film: Animals, Insects, and Gardens

Wednesday, August 6 | 1 pm

East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Box Office required
Films are appropriate for children ages 4–8. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


A colorful collection of the sights and sounds of nature.


This series showcases new and classic live-action and animated films, with themes changing weekly.


Summer Drop-In Studio

Wednesday, August 6 | Noon–3 pm
East Building, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Gallery


Join us for a little hands-on art-making time with the kids. Suitable for ages 4–10.


Today’s activity: Make a miniature paper garden


Saturday Studio: Altered Books

Saturday, August 9, 1 pm

East Building, Education Studios
$7 Members; $10 Nonmembers


Transform a used book into a unique work of art using a variety of painting, carving, and assemblage techniques.

A new gallery and studio class for youth ages 11–14! Be inspired by work in the galleries and in the Museum Park, and then head back into the studio to explore new materials and processes. Each workshop introduces a new theme and allows focused time to be creative with friends. Register online, by calling (919) 715-5923, or in person at the Museum Box Office.




Explore the Collection

Tuesdays–Fridays, 1:30 pm

Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

Free. No reservations necessary.

Meet at West Building Information Desk.


A daily docent-led tour of Museum highlights. For individuals and groups smaller than 10.


Meet Your Museum Tour

Saturday, August 2 |11 am and 2 pm

East Building Information Desk

No reservations are necessary. Meet at the East Building Information Desk.


With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the Museum buildings, central Plaza, and related works of art.


Friday Night Sound Bites

Fridays, 6 pm and 7 pm

Free. No reservations necessary.

Meet at West Building Information Desk.


Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a single work of art. Discover connections between art in the Museum’s permanent collection and images in Sacred Motherhood, Estampas de la raza, and Bull City Summer.




Iris, the Museum Restaurant


Iris is a sophisticated, full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting. Specializing in seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients, the Museum restaurant, led by chefs Andy and Jennifer Hicks, features culinary works of art that showcase a complex culture of flavors.


Because Iris offers seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients, the menu changes frequently. Our online menus serve as examples of cuisine offered at the restaurant.


Reservations for Iris are accepted and encouraged. Call (919) 664-6838.


Tuesday–Saturday: 11:30 am–2 pm
Friday dinner: 5:30–10 pm (last seating 8:30 pm)
Sunday: 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Brunch served Saturday and Sunday



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About the North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.


The Museum opened West Building in 2010, home to the permanent collection. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz, secretary.