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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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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 nice Musseum

I expend a two hours tour. The expositions are very good, I like the Rodin sculptures. The interior design is good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Alfredo V
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I expend a two hours tour. The expositions are very good, I like the Rodin sculptures. The interior design is good.

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Cameron, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My kids and I love this museum! It always has the most amazing exhibits...best photo ops...and great times! Kids and I have so much fun exploring here and learning so much as we go! Excellent place for school field trips, or family field trips....bring a camera!!!

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Apex, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The museum is easy to access. Note that there are two separate venues (traditional and contemporary) in different buildings. Plan your trip ahead of time. The handicap parking is not the senior citizen parking. If you need handicap parking drive as close to the building as possible and you will find it. Do not miss the Audubon exhibit in the... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are so many things to see, both inside and outside here. Get inspired by different exhibits, and adventure outdoors to find some hidden treasures. You could spend all day here - great for couples, families, or a solo trip.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the special expositions that they do, such as the porshe car collection exhibit which was exquisite.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Between the BRAND NEW, state-of-the-art, building and the absolutely stunning sculpture garden walking path, the NC Museum of Art is the place to visit. In addition to it's landscape and serenity, there's also outdoor movies and an ampitheatre for live music! Also the Iris Cafe is delicious!!! This is honestly my favorite place in Raleigh by far.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visit this museum often. I have a small group of friends that join me once a month on a Friday evening when they have a band. All the small bands that play here are great and it is free to the public. You can buy a glass of wine, enjoy the music and the art. The café food is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Museums are meant to be thought provoking, North Carolina Museum of Art hits that squarely. I have visited frequently and enjoy the art instillations. The outside is as wonderful as the inside. This is a gem for the city of Raleigh. The restaurant Iris is wonderful for lunch after seeing the art.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful static as well as ever changing displays of art, sculpture, and artifacts....Truly a feather in North Carolina's artistic hat...One cannot fully absorb all the fine work on display in one day so plan a weekend of culture.....And the café has probably as good a lunch as one can get in Raleigh.....A must see.....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not many places that are free and have the entertainment value like this. I have been here several times and love it. The exterior look of the building is fresh and modern. The interior is very clean, spacious and quiet which is what I'd expect in a museum. There is a great variety of art on display from paintings and... More 

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