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North Carolina Museum of Art

Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: 919 839 6262
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Ranked #3 of 57 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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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Housed in two buildings, the one is for special exhibits, meetings and shows. The main building has most of the collection, all on a single floor. The first building had a small collection of Audubon drawings and related material, in addition to a collection of "line art." The main building has a good collection of Egyptian artifacts and two colorful... More 

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Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have been to Raleigh 3 years in a row over New Year's and we always go to the NC Art Museum. WOW doesn't do it justice! Amazing collection of art from the different periods and the East Building has more contemporary art. We have always gone at night and one of these days, I would like to go through... More 

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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64 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited just the museum park walking paths with our dog and did not go inside. It was definitely very nice and interesting. I liked how some of the works of art were repurposed objects.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Second visit to the museum. This time for the Small Treasures exhibit. Just like the first visit, the special exhibit was excellent. Very nice facility. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Raleigh who has any interest in art.

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Beaufort, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

"Small Treasures" was the title of the recent exhibit of small paintings -- it was fabulous. The highlights included a Vermeer and several Rembrandts. The detail in these small masterpieces was simply incredible. The museum mounted the exhibition in a very logical and viewer-friendly way, and the guides provided interesting observations that greatly added to the experience. It reminded us... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We attended the "Small Treasures" show. It was well thought out and beautifully presented. This is a great museum with something for everyone.

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Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There was quite a variety of types of art, and this was the highlight of my trip to Raleigh. I especially loved the Rodin bronzes, and there was a lot to see, even though it looked like a small nondescript building from the outside. A true gem I almost missed out on!

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Chapel Hill, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful place. Most recently, my daughter and I spent an afternoon at a brilliantly curated Porsche exhibit.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited Dec. 27th and was pleased by the amount of art visible to the public for free. In particular, I loved the modern art and the photography exhibits. In general, I liked that there was a lot of different pieces of art. One thing that stands out is the ability to take photos of the art in the main... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a world class venue for the arts. Their permanent collection is outstanding and their traveling exhibits are first class. I still remember the Rodin exhibit mant years ago.

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