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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 77 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

“Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries” is an incredible exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This is a must-see show! I recommend going right away, before the crowds prevent you from getting up-close and personal with these small paintings by the greatest Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th-century. Exhibit curator Dennis Weller defines a small... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have been to the museum many times and always enjoy my time there. There is a free portion to the museum with plenty of artwork to look at, as well as the outdoor park and walking trails. The other building in the museum complex typically makes you pay, but that is where the new exhibits will be. These are... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

NCMA does a magnificent job insofar as procuring pieces across a broad range of styles, time periods, and forms is concerned. Their exhibits on early Renaissance art, particularly their section on High Baroque art, are worth some time. I despise much of modern art, however, and those pieces seem to have an inordinate amount of space afforded to them; then... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great place to visit. Easy to access it's right off Rt 40 - close to the NC State Fairgrounds. Collections are vast considering the size of the museum. Outdoor walk and art are exceptional. All ages find something and often many things of interest! Love that almost all areas of art are covered. You can feel the attention and passion... More

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Duck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The exhibits are stunning -- often one of a kind, and very well organized. Exceptional by any standard! Sunday brunch is great -- my wife and I loved it. Food was very tasty, and service was surprisingly fast even though the place was mobbed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were a fan of the old museum building and restaurant and this new one was very disappointing. Food is average nothing special and the atmosphere is lacking now.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The walking trail is great. If you are a plant lover, you'll quickly discover mulberry and olive trees, along with ripening berries and various other things you can stuff into your mouth. This trail is also a great place for senior/engagement pictures. In the summer, they have a weekly movie night on the lawn that is a truly awesome experience... More

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Winterville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After you have toured the museum or on some day when you need a little exercise and want to get away, take a bike ride or hike through the park and trail which leads from the Museum. There are quite a few sculptures and other works of art along the way, along with a bridge over I-440, and a trail... More

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I love that there are two buildings. One you can take photos in, the other you can't, but the museum has free entry. Not only are there some great exhibits in the buildings, but there is a trail outside that you can walk around that leads to a pond and outside artwork. It's a beautiful place to visit with ample... More

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Beatrice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There is so much to see and do here! There is art from ancient Egypt through modern art. There are the masters from the Renaissance. There were famous Rodin sculptures. The grounds were pleasant. Families were together. There were joggers. It was fun to walk around outside, too. The cafe in the museum served delicious food and accommodated special food... More

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