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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 #14 of 36 attractions in Durham
Type: Art Museums
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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Durham, North Carolina
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184 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Some of the displays were interesting (more modern and interpretive) but there wasn't much there to make it worth paying to get in. It's so wide open you would think they could put in more displays. I enjoyed it though because parts of it were more modern. They did have some artifacts going back as far as ca. 325 BC.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

i have been to the Nasher many times and have always found the exhibits to be worthwhile and well done. The restaurant is very good. My only complaint is the distance you have to walk from the parking area. If this is a problem for you, drive up to the main entrance and ask about handicapped parking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nasher offers a small sized museum. Perfect for an hour of viewing with a gift shop and great cafe' to follow with lunch!

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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157 reviews 157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Ample parking, but as far as I could tell, no way from lot to entrance without negotiating stairs. Could be a problem for wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Open, welcoming building. Major emphasis on black artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Very nice art museum with diversified exhibits. Lunch on the terrace was very good. Only problem was the distance from the parking area to the museum.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The museum itself is small, manageable for a morning, and varied. The cafe is fabulous. So good it almost kept us from the exhibits. Sit outside if the weather cooperates. Small entrance fee unless it's the first weekend of the month (Bank of America account gets you in free) or you're a member of the military.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went here to see the Doris Duke Shangri-la exhibit. A small museum with a fascinating permanent collection. Check out the quaint bookshop and cafe.

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