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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Address: 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone Number: 919-684-5135
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small, eclectic museum

A mix of various cultural art, across a broad time line. From contemporary to modern to Egyptian to Greek to African -- appetizers of each are available for a small entrance fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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288 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with all museums, if you like the current exhibits, you like the museum. This small size of this museum makes it an easy visit on an afternoon. We were not impressed by the current offerings, but that is a matter of taste. If you're in the area, see what's showing - it may be worth the visit.

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Thank Beth K
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A mix of various cultural art, across a broad time line. From contemporary to modern to Egyptian to Greek to African -- appetizers of each are available for a small entrance fee.

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Thank Jdoughtry
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a relatively small museum and they curate some amazing shows that one would often find only at larger venues.

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Thank 738anitam
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Always something interesting to see. Sometimes controversial...great cafe'......check out the lecture and movie schedules.

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Thank Maureen B
Rochester, NY
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

As a museum professional, I was impressed with the terrific installation of the permanent collection -- they've opted for quality over quantity and it works. Enjoy the interactive display in the medieval gallery that allows you to "paint" four 12th-century stone sculptures as they might have looked when new. The central atrium space is spectacular -- a light-filled gathering space... More 

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Thank marievRochester_NY
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The Nasher is one of the Triangle's newest museums. It offers educational programs and lectures in addition to its permanent collection and special exhibits.

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Thank Cathie M
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you enjoy small museums with big name artists, Nasher is great. I particularly liked the African artifacts and the Reginald Marsh painting. Very nice collection of Amsel Adams.

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Thank Helenirene71
Erie, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I've enjoyed this museum several times now. Each time, besides the permanent exhibit, the museum has featured exhibits with cultural and ethnic focus.

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Thank jozalerie1
Durham, North Carolina
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343 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Stopped by on a Thursday between 5-9PM for free admission, and heartily recommend. Some very unique exhibits that were quite enjoyable, and an entire exhibit of Ansel Adams prints, which was fantastic. Definitely worth a visit!

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Durham, North Carolina
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343 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Stopped by on a Thursday between 5-9PM for free admission, and heartily recommend. Some very unique exhibits that were quite enjoyable, and an entire exhibit of Ansel Adams prints, which was fantastic. Definitely worth a visit!

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