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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 #15 of 72 things to do in Durham
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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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Morehead City, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small museum with punch! Most recently hosting a Miro. Exhibit, one of the few East coast venues. The exhibit was staged wonderfully, mixing painting with sculpture. Available local PBC production enhanced the exhibit. Excellent cafe. Open spaces and much light. Not to be missed in a trip to Durham and especially if you are on the Duke campus

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Durham, North Carolina
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45 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Nasher Museum houses a wonderful small permanent exhibit with items from all over the world. There is always a rotating major exhibit and rotating lesser exhibit. The Nasher is one of only two museums in the United States to have the Miro exhibit. There is a very fine cafe with outdoor seating within the museum. There are many school... More 

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Beaufort, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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