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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 72 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The NC Museum of Art is a very fine regional art museum with a diverse permanent collection, and a history of many special exhibits. The new galleries for the permanent collections are an open, bright and modern space that is inviting and beautiful. Special exhibits bring important artworks to Raleigh with regularity, and provide an excellent resource to see rare... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a great way to spend an afternoon. This collection of art is one of the finest that this reporter has seen. What struck me is how well kept the oil paintings are. some of the 500 year old pieces looked as if they had been completed "yesterday." Due to the heat, we did not walk the trail but we... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a wonderful museum. Great walking paths and huge collection of Rodin pieces. It's well worth your time. Plus it's free!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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196 reviews 196 reviews
73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This fine museum is one of my favorites. Fortunately, it was easily reachable from my Crabtree Valley hotel, straight up Blue Ridge Road, The older East Building usually hosts special exhibits - currently Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People, the first comprehensive examination of contemporary Mexican American and Latino prints. It focuses on their intrinsic relevance and their place... More

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Elkin, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have always been an fan of art and if you are too the North Carolina Museum of Art will not disappoint.

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Williamsburg, VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I especially enjoyed the outdoor pool sculpture and Rodin display with its arrangement of water, lights and vegetation.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

NC Museum of Art is a class act. I went to a lecture and brunch on Italian cities and loved it. The enthusiasm of the guest lecturer made the experience delightful. I, also, attended the Porsche exhibit and that was the first time I have ever seen a museum recognize the art in design of cars.

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very well organized exhibits and quite a collection. This is an exceptional asset for the people in the triangle. And they keep things interesting with frequent moving exhibits on various subjects.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dropped in for the summer family kids creations and short film/ tales. The volunteers were friendly and there was plenty of supplies for the kids to make whatever creature they wanted. After creating an imaginative "peacock beetle" we proceeded into the theater and watched 3 short tales that were fun and kept the kids interests. It was a great experience... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

By all means, take the mike stroll and see the art work. It was a holiday, so we were unable to appreciate the works inside, but the outside speaks for itself.

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