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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: 919 839 6262
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina...
One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art.
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Top 5 Museums in America

This is one of my top 5 museums around the United States of America. I have been coming here since the 890s. I have watched it evolve and it is a museum that gets better every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Robersonville, Nc
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Robersonville, Nc
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of my top 5 museums around the United States of America. I have been coming here since the 890s. I have watched it evolve and it is a museum that gets better every time I visit!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Love going here and iris the restaurant has a really good brunch. its worth wandering the exhibits after.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Wish we had gotten there earlier!! The place is a lot bigger than I had expected!! Staff is extremely helpful and I'd go back again... In a heartbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I went with my daughter who is in school at Meredith College. I was so impressed and loved the exhibits. Also the outdoors with the gardens and water features and sculptures were so nice. I would definitely visit again. There is no admission charge. Even more reason to visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I want to get married here lol. I fell in love with the Renaissance and Egyptian exhibit, and then the dining space made me want to plan a wedding reception lol. I can't believe this museum is free! (donations accepted though) it is actually more than one museum, so it's like an art campus. I loved the exhibits in both... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Another free resource in Raleigh. One of our favorite art museums. And, we have been in lots of them. Small enough to see everything without having museum fatigue Yet,large enough to get a good overview of art and sculpture though the ages. Personally just wish they had more impressionists and fewer works of modern art.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I think we are very lucky to have this wonderful museum right here in Raleigh. Such interesting exhibits that aren't usually found outside of larger cities. Great visit for anyone.

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Grovetown, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I'm not a visual arts guy, but a lot of the stuff was fascinating. Loved the artsy, wish I understood the fartsy. Will return.

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Southport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This museum has had some great exhibits not usually seen in smaller cities. They well deserve our support. They sponsor a variety of exhibits that appeal to a wide audience. Where else could you see old Porsche cars?? The summer outdoors shows are spectacular with a small venue where you can actually see the performers. Staff is extremely courteous. Both... More 

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Lympstone, Devon , uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyable for keen art enthusiasts and those that just enjoy looking at interesting things. Great building and grounds really enjoyable too.

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