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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 74 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This little museum has a lot of great collections from Europe. Lots of modern art as well. The sculptures outside are vey nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This museum was bigger and had more variety than we expected. We enjoyed the modern art and seeing the Claude Monet pieces. You are allowed to take pictures in the permanent exhibits, too. There are also outside sculpture gardens to check out.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were totally delighted with the variety of the art in this museum. From modern art to Renaissance, African and Egyptian relics it's a bountiful collection of great art. There were even several impressionist gems and some Andrew Wyeths on exhibit. The Rodin sculpture was extensive and we enjoyed seeing the outdoor park in the back where there are outdoor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There's something for everyone at the North Carolina Museum of Art. From contemporary cutting edge exhibitions to a charming permanent collection of masterpieces, the museum offers every visitor a chance to connect with art. The Museum Park Trail is a good place to stroll and enjoy both nature and culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A very diverse, small and manageable regional art gallery. Some great pieces especially the Rodin. Very handy to airport for a detour.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just a wonderful experience. We had a couple of hours to kill, but this turned into most of a day. Lovely collection of old masters, some interesting modern art, but the highlight was the Rodin collection, one of the largest I have ever seen. Also terrific was the garden walk, where in about a 2 mile path, one could encounter... More

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Austin, Texas
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70 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I dragged my friend (who wanted to keep sleeping) down to the outside art walk (the actual museum was closed). It was amazing. Spectacular art along trails that sparked loads of conversation about imagination and art. You can stay on paved trails or venture out into the gravel/dirt trails. Make sure you do both- it's an important part of the... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The art museum offers a variety of quality art pieces from various time periods. In addition to the museum buildings, there are several art pieces located on the trails on the land outside the museum. If you want to find out more about the artwork outside, there is a cell phone tour. I had so many favorite pieces that I... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We expected a stodgy typically southern museum but the setting is amazing and the exhibits were beautifully presented. We'll keep updated with the Museum newsletter for future events.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They have a great mix of modern art and art from past centuries. My favor was the Rabble, a butterfly display in the main building. This is a nice place to visit. The grounds are peaceful and great for a lunch stop.

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