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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Address: 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone Number: 919-684-5135
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Ranked #13 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Beaufort, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Closing in late February is the current Miro exhibition. I am not an aficionado of Miro's work or the surrealists in general, but I am glad I tagged along with my wife and at least got a better appreciation for this artist. Strange minimalist paintings on large basically blank white canvasses, or dark mainly abstract works with a few splashes... More 

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NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is not a huge museum, but it is very well done with plenty of airy space and great areas for effective presentation. We visited during the Miro and Rauschenberg exhibits and couldn't have been happier with the way they were done. The audios in both were especially good as well. A highly recommended spot when visiting the Durham area.

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Cary, North Carolina
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235 reviews 235 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went to see the special exhibition of the Catalan artist Miro' that was being presented at this museum for a short period of time. It was vey nice to see so close to home some of the art work that is usually secluded to the Queen Sofia museum in Madrid. Very impressive display. The museum is also very nice. Just... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We chose the Nasher exhibits for our New Year's trip this year and so glad that we did! New Year's Eve Champagne Brunch plus exhibits of Joan Miro and Robert Rauschenberg were tops. This was our first visit to the Nasher and we were duly impressed with the total feel of the place. It is a beautiful contemporary building, inside... More 

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Washington DC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
53 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's a tiny museum and with the current Miro exhibit had limited appeal I love Miro so husband accommodated me I was not disappointed in the museum, the presentation or the exhibit - he could not get out quickly enough. Tiny permanent collection - again with limited appeal. What worked for us was the location next to the Sarah Duke... More 

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Raleigh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited it during exhibition of Joan Miró's work of the 20 years of his life. While we loved this exhibition we did not particularly care for the narration. The problem was also very limited parking.

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Moshi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a lovely museum and delicious restaurant. I went to see the Joan Miro exhibition. It was laid out incredibly well, and there were some wonderful things for students to do as they were introduced to the works of this exhibit. They have excellent Docents who know the works and make tours lots of fun. I highly recommend taking... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went to see Joan Miro exhibition. The museum has a nice layout with a wonderful restaurant. Best to make reservation beforehand. The Joan Miro exhibition is excellent, Nasher is the only museum on the east coast to have this special exhibiton.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My 12 year old son and I spent less than an hour and had a very nice experience. I wasn't impressed by some of the artwork, but there is ample works to view and this is why we enjoy art museums. The cost is minimal and the museum is very welcoming. If you like museums and you are at Duke,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very good collection. Special exhibits are also often excellent. Family Sundays every so often where admission is free and with activities for the kids.

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