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A Modern Vision: Curator’s Picks

Circa drops by the desk of NCMA curator Michele Frederick to get her take on A Modern Vision, a show so full of masterworks, it’s hard to find a favorite.

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Photo by artist Paa Joe of a mantel over a door at Elmina Castle in Ghana; a white skull with black eyes, nose, and mouth floats over a white square with a black X in the middle.
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Naming the Nameless

Ghanaian artist Paa Joe memorializes the lives of Africans who passed through “The Gates of No Return” during the transatlantic slave trade. Two NCMA staffers respond to this moving work of art.

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Sneak Peek: A Modern Vision

A Modern Vision opens with works by some of the titans of impressionism, postimpressionism, cubism, and expressionism.

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A white, tanned man in a white construction hat and neon orange construction crew vest leans against a terracotta ring of an earth-cast sculpture.
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Meet Thomas Sayre

The NCMA’s new identity and logo were inspired by an iconic sculpture in the Museum Park. Get inside the mind of the Raleigh artist who created Gyre.

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The Africa We Ought to Know

In the past the fusing of diverse beliefs and practices was widespread and remains a constant feature of African culture today.

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The NCMA’s New Visual Identity

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s new logo takes as its inspiration an iconic sculpture in the Museum Park and a visitor favorite.

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Young girl in a blue skirt dashes between mirrored pillars of a labyrinth sculpture.
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Find Yourself in a Mirrored Labyrinth

The NCMA adds another interactive sculpture to its ever-growing collection of outdoor art in the Museum Park.

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Paired with a Purpose

As they work with outside consultants to reconsider and reinstall their collections, NCMA curators are reimagining the People’s Collection, connecting works of art that have never been displayed together, hoping to spark curiosity and new insights.

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Toxic Beauty: Aerial Photographs Offer Warnings

Shows at the NCMA and its satellite museum, SECCA, connect art and environmentalism with powerful images.

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