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North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
919 839 6262
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Ranked #4 of 69 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Elkin, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have always been an fan of art and if you are too the North Carolina Museum of Art will not disappoint.

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Williamsburg, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I especially enjoyed the outdoor pool sculpture and Rodin display with its arrangement of water, lights and vegetation.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

NC Museum of Art is a class act. I went to a lecture and brunch on Italian cities and loved it. The enthusiasm of the guest lecturer made the experience delightful. I, also, attended the Porsche exhibit and that was the first time I have ever seen a museum recognize the art in design of cars.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very well organized exhibits and quite a collection. This is an exceptional asset for the people in the triangle. And they keep things interesting with frequent moving exhibits on various subjects.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dropped in for the summer family kids creations and short film/ tales. The volunteers were friendly and there was plenty of supplies for the kids to make whatever creature they wanted. After creating an imaginative "peacock beetle" we proceeded into the theater and watched 3 short tales that were fun and kept the kids interests. It was a great experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

By all means, take the mike stroll and see the art work. It was a holiday, so we were unable to appreciate the works inside, but the outside speaks for itself.

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Henrico, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a clever, beautiful museum. The setting of an old reform school is green and clean. The original building is well prportioned exhibit space. With thoughtful collections, generous information, excellent luncheon lecture series. The new building look lika an aluminum barn and knocks your socks off when you get inside. Lovely cafes in each building, incredible collections especially Rodin... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is another great State Museum. It's free and has a wide variety of collections. There really is something for everyone of all ages to see and appreciate! Especially loved the Monet's!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The art museum is a fabulous place to visit, and it's free! They do charge for special exhibitions, but it is almost always worth the cost. I saw their Porsche exhibit in the winter; one of the things I love most about this museum is their open-minded, thoughtful approach to what constitutes art. In addition, the Capital Area Greenway runs... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our most recent visit was on Mother's Day and it was a real treat. There were several special exhibits that were very enjoyable. Two were free and one required an admission fee. The permanent collection has some real treasures and is always a joy to revisit. We are not a fan of the new West Building in which the permanent... More

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