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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 #14 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Brevard
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The Nasher is a small art museum located on the campus of Duke University. Its permanent collection is augmented by special exhibitions, such as the current ones featuring the art of Joan Miro and Robert Rauschenberg. The latter didn't thrill me, as it concentrates more on Rauschenberg's photography than his paintings, which I prefer. But the Miro pieces are truly... More

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Rome, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have never seen many works by Miro. This show included both paintings and sculpture, and was very pleasant to view.

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St. Augustine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a great museum. The Miro and Rauschenberg exhibits are great! The museum is really beautiful with a lovely cafe. It is surrounded by the woods around Duke Univ, so pretty!

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Dresden, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
57 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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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