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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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Pop Art and dinner-great combo

A great space for art at Duke University. We were in Durham for graduation, had dinner outside and toured the gallery. Nice museum shop too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great space for art at Duke University. We were in Durham for graduation, had dinner outside and toured the gallery. Nice museum shop too.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Paid parking. And a stairs from parking lot to get to the museum. When you enter the museum it's very open a airy. The cafe there serves brunch. Prices are resonable. To me I expected to enter the museum and be immersed with whatever the museum was about. Instead it was a lot of bare walls and open spaces. Fee... More 

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Pinehurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. I've been to the Louvre. This little gem is special because it is small and not terribly crowded. You can actually take your time and admire - or criticize! - at your own pace. Not far from Duke Gardens, so I would suggest combining the two for... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A jewel of a building: light-filled atrium, small enough to not overwhelm which allows for a leisurely pace through the galleries. Challenging work, thoughtful curating, diverse voices: art for the new millennium. Fine restaurant with patio dining, gift shop. Permanent collection gallery currently under renovation, opening in the fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Nasher Art Gallery is worth a visit . It has a lovely collection and a nice cafe too . Some art prices are exquisite . Should not miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful building and grounds. Impressive university art collections. Check to see what is being displayed. Relaxing and interesting visit

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you like to eat healthy, fresh, delicious food, then you MUST have lunch at the Nasher. I added grilled salmon to my amazing salad, and my daughter added grilled shrimp to hers. My husband had some kind of a chicken wrap. Even the cappuccino was great! The staff is so sweet - slow service, but they are working hard!... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I wasn't impressed. The museum is very small. The exhibits lean toward the ultra modern which is not my cup of tea. Some exhibits were not appropriate for children so don't bring the kids. Staff was friendly, building was clean, and it's close to Duke Gardens . However, if modern art is not your thing, don't waste your time or... More 

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Maryland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a small art museum. Don't expect to spend hours here--unless you visit the amazing restaurant. A varied selection of modern art is present in the museum. What was truly spectacular about this visit was the impressive selection of ancient Greek and Roman artifacts. I was pleasantly surprised to see a selection of ceramic artifacts that rivals most larger... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've been to the Nasher 3 different times over 3 years and there has been a completely new display every time. In fact, there are 3 distinct halls and each time, as best as I can remember, there have been new shows each time. Very close to the Duke campus with great parking.

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