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Contemporary Art Museum

409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
919 261-5920
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Ranked #49 of 75 Attractions in Raleigh
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My visits to the CAM have always been apart of First Friday. They usually have 1-2 exhibits upstairs and (1) downstairs. Definitely check out the Durham Bulls exhibit before it closes; it's awesome!! In a great location downtown right by Brewmasters and the Pit.

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Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What the museum had was somewhat interesting but there was so little of it! We were finished with the entire museum in 15 minutes-and we walked really slow and read every card!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We attended the annual fund raiser - truly a remarkable event - last week at CAM Raleigh. We've been going here for a while and I'm on the board. So, just wanted to let people know that this jewel in the heart of the warehouse district (right next to my favorite vendor - Citrix - we use them for all... More

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St. Louis
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you are into Contemporary Art you will probably enjoy a short visit to this museum located in downtown Raleigh. We found it to be interesting but they only had a limited amount of art on display -however they did have three video exhibits on view. I don't think this should be a "destination" must, but if you are nearby... More

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Side able facility, but tiny permanent collection. Potential, but just not worth it yet. $5 admission fee. Didn't stay more than twenty minutes.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This museum was small but the building is not big so we didn't expect anything crazy. $5 to get in and I think that is reasonable. While we visited they had the terrain set up which was very different and neat. The museum only took about 30 minutes to compete wish it had more information about the art. Video at... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Underwhelmed by the visit today. To start, they were out of brochures so there was no information about the pieces. The space itself is quite small so can not hold many items. The lower level made no sense. An empty room with background noise that looked like maybe it was supposed to be showing a slideshow. For my art fix,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is one of the most interesting museums in Raleigh but it is very small. We loved the exhibits and each was very different.

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Ridgefield, CT
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and I toured several art museums in the area. This is a small one but not to be overlooked. It was an old factory that has been converted to a museum. Definitely worth a visit.

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Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The CAM offers a really intimate look at some outstanding art pieces. I was lucky enough to visit during a day that they were prepping an installation for that very evening. The staff explained the pieces and allowed me to get a first look. After a look at the Angel Otero exhibit on display, I was pleased to have a... More

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