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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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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Moshi
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My 12 year old son and I spent less than an hour and had a very nice experience. I wasn't impressed by some of the artwork, but there is ample works to view and this is why we enjoy art museums. The cost is minimal and the museum is very welcoming. If you like museums and you are at Duke,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very good collection. Special exhibits are also often excellent. Family Sundays every so often where admission is free and with activities for the kids.

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nasher looks compact from outside, hidden in woods. I was surprised that they were able to arrange wonderful exhbits in such a small space. They hold special exhibitions regularly. For now there are Miro and Rauschenberg, needless to say, awesome.

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Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was an interesting museum with artwork that was off beat. It didn't take much time to go through it. We had two pretends with us, who I must admit were not that interested but we're patient while the adults looked around.

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Brevard
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 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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