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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 75 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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Zebulon, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

There are two buildings now, and both have exhibits in them. The new facility is excellent, housing several permanent exhibits and hosting other temporary exhibits as well. The older building hosts films and lectures, as well as outdoor exhibitions. Include an excellent restaurant and an enjoyable walking trail, and this museum keeps us coming back for more!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the BEST Attractions in Raleigh!!! Free admission + Free outdoor sculpture garden, greenway access, and art park museum loop Lots to see and do inside and out Great permanent art collections inside and some great traveling collections Awesome gift shop and cafe North Carolina Museum of Art even hosts events during evenings and weekends. I've been going there... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great place to go for special exhibits, movies, concerts, classes, and the permanent collection is wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The grounds are a wonderful blend of sculpture,garden and pastoral beauty. Parking is plentiful. Restaurant is imaginative in presentation and menu selection. Collection is always evolving and not overwhelmingly vast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

NCMA is a jem! Start with a brisk walk in the sculpture garden, then stroll around the new building whose exterior changes as you perspective varies. Really terrific architecture here! The museam's permanent collection is impressive. Don t miss the gift shop or Iris, the venue cafe. Enjoy!

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

We love this museum, but usually spend our time there enjoying the outdoor areas. It's a great place for a walk or bike ride on the trail. Excellent windy area for kite flying! We (mom & kids age 6, 10 & 12) bring a picnic lunch often and enjoy the outdoor art features.

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

A cost free Raleigh gem and a great way to spend the afternoon. Plenty of outdoor space for kids to run around.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Met some family here to spend a few hours. The artwork was eclectic and fun with a number of interactive exhibits. Loved the silver metal tree in the courtyard

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My husband, son and I visited the museum on a Friday and it was very busy. School field trips, mom's with babies in strollers and tourists like us. I was surprised at the size and sophistication of the collection! I would definitely recommend this museum to anybody in the area.

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Ada, Oklahoma
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I spent a lovely afternoon here at the museum. I arrived just in time for the free guided tour led by the very informative and entertaining docent. I would highly recommend this. It only takes 1 hour and she provided stories about the art that otherwise you wouldn't know. It was also very moving to see another docent guiding a... More

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