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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Nice mix of art exhibits from many different time periods.

They have a beautiful and eclectic mix of art exhibits housed in a really wonderful setting. Highly recommended. It does not take long to see all the exhibits but is worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

They have a beautiful and eclectic mix of art exhibits housed in a really wonderful setting. Highly recommended. It does not take long to see all the exhibits but is worth the time. We saw many people eating in their cafe. Unfortunately we had already eaten but you might want to check it out.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I go there often. Wonderful exhibits. Try to catch one of the talks by curators. Must admit that most of the art is "modern," but that's what i like. I also appreciate artists who are Black, Latino and Asian. Yes. this is a museum on a college campus. Also a neat place to have lunch or Sunday brunch.

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north carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Interesting exhibits with broad range but tendency toward modern. Cafe is fun with excellent food. The steps up from the parking lot can be a challenge. Handicap entrance is off of Anderson St.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great place to visit if you love art! I went for a Free Thursday night and had a great time! They always seem to have a new exhibit that is fun! Also have a cute cafe to sit and people watch and chat!

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Nasher Museum of Art is the art museum of Duke University, and is located on Duke's campus in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The museum is dedicated to presenting contemporary art from around the world, with particular attention given to those who have been historically underrepresented. I love the fact that it is a small museum and that most of... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The exhibits are always changing here so check if you are visiting. The museum was upgraded in the last few years so if you have not been for a while I suggest you check it out. Also there is a lovely cafe attached which serves tasty fare and in good weather you can enjoy it outside.

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Fayetteville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The exhibits were very trendy and modern. The cafeteria was excellent, but service was somewhat slow. I plan on coming back when there is an exhibit that strikes my fancy.

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Guernsey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The museum itself is a great setting, but we were a little disappointed that it took less than 20 mins to look around everything. Was expecting more from this museum.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I'm not generally a fan of modern art, so for me it's usually a hit or miss. I prefer art that has some kind of clear subject matter or offers an insightful commentary. I'm alright with having to analyze and read into art pieces but I didn't really find much at this museum that inspired me. We spent hardly any... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An interesting permanent collection and always other exhibits of interest. Go to see the art and eat dinner or brunch too.

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