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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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Rockville Centre, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Been three times and I always see something new. They have a wonderful permanent collection that you could easily spend a whole day looking through.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a wonderful experience. I am so proud to be a North Carolinian. This is our state art museum and the regular exhibits are free; this art truly does belong to the people. The museum has a nice range of art from the ancient to the contemporary. I love the Judaic exhibit, with its gorgeous pieces. You can easily... More

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

In addition to art of America, Europe, and tribal Africa, there is a small but excellent section of ancient objects from Egypt, Mesoamerica, and elsewhere. These should not be missed. The docents we encountered here were very enthusiastic and helpful. They made the experience of this very attractive and well-designed museum even better. Did we mention that viewing the permanent... More

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tinton falls, nj
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

wonderful pieces and relaxing atmosphere. friendly staff and everything for free. they offered a stroller when they noticed that our kid was tired. didnt get a chance to try the restaurant as it was closed by the time we arrived there. If you go there in good weather, there is plenty to see outsiide the buildings as well and they... More

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This little museum has a lot of great collections from Europe. Lots of modern art as well. The sculptures outside are vey nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum was bigger and had more variety than we expected. We enjoyed the modern art and seeing the Claude Monet pieces. You are allowed to take pictures in the permanent exhibits, too. There are also outside sculpture gardens to check out.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were totally delighted with the variety of the art in this museum. From modern art to Renaissance, African and Egyptian relics it's a bountiful collection of great art. There were even several impressionist gems and some Andrew Wyeths on exhibit. The Rodin sculpture was extensive and we enjoyed seeing the outdoor park in the back where there are outdoor... More

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