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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
919-684-5135
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Type: Art Museums
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Dresden, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We saw the Miro and Raushenburg shows here. They were dazzling! And the museum is first class. We went with family. Admission was reasonable, and the shows were a knockout. We did mind that another artist's work was in with the Rauschenburg show which had an audio that detracted considerably from Rauschenburg's work. Otherwise, first class!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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213 reviews 213 reviews
57 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The campus museum is small, but presents a good set of artwork covering key periods. Good instructional place, and great for kids (it is small collection, so minimal boredom). They also have good rotating exhibits. Secret: great café with incredible food and coffee!!

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It's a nice museum with a lot of beautiful and interesting things to see. It isn't very big, but there's enough to see to spend at least an hour there. I would suggest parking there or nearby so you can go to the museum and see the gardens and the chapel at Duke University. They have family days at the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went for the first time yesterday.... Duke University (which the museum is on) has a very time honored traditional look. The museum does not. It is 100% modern "art" and I use that term loosely. First the pluses.... Easy parking, affordable, well lit, friendly staff, no lines, clean. Now why you shouldn't go. The collection. This is the worst of... More

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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

World class art and artists, well-designed building, tucked away on Duke's campus. A great place to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such attractive food in a great atmosphere! We really enjoy museum restaurants which make the art experience so complete!

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Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very pretty and a good place to take visitors for lunch. Follow it with a walk through Duke Gardens.

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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Nasher is a small but delightful museum on the Duke University campus. One pavilion showcases the permanent collection, which contains art from classical antiquity through the present. The museum also supports Duke classes, and there’s a small exhibit space for class study. Two pavilions are available for special exhibits, sometimes drawn from the permanent collection and sometimes drawn from... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Easy parking, changing variety of featured exhibits and great staff. Located on the Duke University campus.

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Washington, DC
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29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Over the past ten years, I've visited The Nasher nearly every visit to NC to see my mom. Over her years as a docent there, I lived through her tales of the latest exhibit she was studying up for and was always "wow-ed" when I visited. The permanent collection is impressive and the special exhibits curated beautifully. The structure itself... More

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