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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 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The North Carolina Museum of Art is one of the nation's best! It has some fascinating works of art, great guides and a great restaurant. It is a showplace to showcase the best!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Love the NC Museum of Art, especially on Friday evenings when they have live music in the lobby, with a bar and tapas available. Enjoy evening at the end of the work week.

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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262 reviews 262 reviews
59 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Located on an expansive campus outside Raleigh, with an extensive display of outdoor sculpture as well as a band shell for live music in good weather. Very reminiscent of the Richmond art museum. We went with my mother, who wanted to see the special exhibit "Small Treasures," featuring miniature paintings by Dutch and Flemish painters. Unlike most of the museum,... More 

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Raleigh, Nc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When you walk to the building, the whole area of outdoor art is beautiful. Once you get inside, theres three floor of artwork and its worth to see it with a date. Not a place for little kids!

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Tucson, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visiting family in Raleigh and had an afternoon with DIL, so we elected to visit the wonderful collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures at NC MOA. It was fabulous!

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am very biased because I grew up in NYC but the Art Museum is very nicely laid out and has some really nice works. I also like that they do get the traveling works and so people can see the true masters work at times. The restaurant in the museum is really good and the whole vibe is relaxed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When I go to art museums, it is usually in big cities. When I visited this one with some out-of-town company I didn't have very high hopes. Much to my surprise it was extremely well done and professional. Since that visit I have wanted to find time to go back. If you have a chance - please go. You will... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I enjoyed this museum tremendously, not only because of it's art collection and various exhibitions, I also love the outdoor statues and large area to walk around it. My family visit this museum several times a year. We enjoy the walk around the museum as well. Seasonally, there are special movie events that showcase wonderful movies. This is also one... More 

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Raleigh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The museum always has interesting exhibits rotating through, and the location is great with the park and walkways in the back.

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Raleigh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, it's an art museum in two buildings, but I'm thinking of the outdoor art installations. The art exhibits indoors are terrific, the Iris restaurant is elegant and very enjoyable. But "Art in the Park" is something really fun! There are a couple of miles of hiking/strolling trails (paved and unpaved) - with outdoor art installations here and there which... More 

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