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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
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A remarkable facility for its collection of indoor and outdoor art, the variety of classes and entertainment it offers, it's superb restaurant, Iris and it's lovely gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A remarkable facility for its collection of indoor and outdoor art, the variety of classes and entertainment it offers, it's superb restaurant, Iris and it's lovely gift shop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great Burger and a beer!. The service was excellent, very convenient and clean. Good Salad and Tea too!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

a lot to do here inside and out.great trails both dirt and paved. outside art on paved trails.places u can sit or picnic.events nights and weeknds. Some free, some average cost.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place, they have local art, as well as sponsored shows of various world art Easy to get in and out of

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This small museum re-opened to much fanfare in 2010, but unfortunately has not realized its potential as a truly great museum. Firstly, the walk from the parking lot to the entrance is too long and the path gets hot to the touch in summer. The museum itself looks like a nondescript warehouse, rather barren and austere. Admission is free but... More 

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Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Free Admission/Free Parking. Very helpful volunteers, but lots of security, which makes it a little intimidating. I felt guilty, even though I wasn't planning on any vandalism or theft or anything! Anyway, there's lots of variety in terms of classical and modern paintings and sculptures. Kids and adults in our group enjoyed it very much.

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Southport, NC
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124 reviews 124 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The NC Museum of Art is a magical place. There are two buildings to visit. One holds the permanent collection's, restaurant and gift shop. The other building has displays that change every so often. The restaurant is open for lunch and Friday night. It was closed when we were there. I highly recommend the museum which is free but they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The NC Museum of Art is a very special place. The art collection is diverse (Rodin scupture, old Renaissance masters, Audubon folio prints, ancient Greek and Roman carvings, luminous Impressionist canvases -- so much to enjoy!), but the activities conducted by the museum are truly great fun! The museum conducts a great movie series indoors during fall, winter, and spring,... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Without any prior knowledge or research, we stumbled upon this terrific museum while in Raleigh, looking for something to do. A wide range of periods and types of art, but it was the architecture and outdoor museum park that really got our attention: more Rodin's than the Paris or Philadelphia Rodin museums have (though some questionable authenticity, makes it even... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The first time I viewed the new (2010) West building of the NCMA, I was not impressed. From the entrance on Blue Ridge Road, there is nothing outstanding about the design. Upon entering the building, I immediately understood how unique & technically perfect the building is. The museum is located on almost 200 acres to the west of Raleigh. Since... More 

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