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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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Small museum with a great park.

The museum does not have a large collection but it represents different time periods and different continents. I thought that the sculpture park was very interesting. The grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The museum does not have a large collection but it represents different time periods and different continents. I thought that the sculpture park was very interesting. The grounds are lovely and very popular on a mild spring day. Lots of families, dogs and people strolling. We had a quick snack in the cafe and noticed that the restaurant was packed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My 6 & 8 yr old kids enjoyed the outdoor exhibits and trails surrounding the museum. Fun layout and great sandbox next to the outdoor stage.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I try to visit once every other month. I mainly go to the West Wing unless there is a special exhibit in the East Wing. I have eaten Lunch and Dinner at the Iris. Food is good and the wait staff are attentive. Friday after 5p local entertainment by local musicians is a great way to unwind.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The is the state museum of Art for North Carolina and has a large an extensive art collection and a large outside museum par, The newest building includes the permanent collection including an extensive Rodin collection. The other building is where the changing exhibits of art are. The outside park includes a variety of art exhibits and an extensive walking... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very impressed with the museum! I was very impressed with their European permanent collection as well with the number of Rodin sculptures they had.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I recommend visiting this museum on a sunny day. The outside of the building looks its' best on a clear evening, but the inside of the building needs good sunlight outside to be seen to its' best advantage inside.

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Garner, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

There are 2 main buildings here. One houses a permanent collection which has a wide span of artifacts, paintings, statues, etc. Really a great variety. The other building has rotating collections such as Rembrant, local art, a cinema which shows great artistic movies, a children's area where camps and classes are held. There is also an outdoor amphitheater where they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

lived in Raleigh for 23 years and still make it a point to visit the museum at least once a year. Great programs for kids on the weekends and now a great nature park and trails around some of the outdoor exhibits. Many unique exhibits make the rounds throughout the year.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum with some elderly people, some young people, and some children. Everyone of us got a different view of the museum but everyone enjoyed themselves.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a rich variety of exhibits! Famous paintings to rare exhibits of the Rodin sculptures. Roman and Greek urns, Egyptian paintings, replica of Greek scultures - you would find that. You would also find ethnic African paintings, Brazilian paintings and East Indian paintings - if I recollect correctly. A must for parents who want to kindle the interest of arts... More 

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