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Address: 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919 261-5920
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11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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As the Name Indicates

My art interest begins to wane after the 1940s but it is always good to keep an open mind. Take time for a visit and you may find a regional contemporary artist that you like.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Monroe, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location in downtown Raleigh, with wonderful rotating exhibits. The floor plan is open and nice. CAM also partners with local schools for both exhibits and Docents.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My art interest begins to wane after the 1940s but it is always good to keep an open mind. Take time for a visit and you may find a regional contemporary artist that you like.

Thank UCanTrustMe1953
North Carolina
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I attended a fashion show here by Project Runway All-Star Justin LeBlanc. Pros: It was absolutely stunning with the rainbow string installation as a backdrop. I did not have an opportunity to see any other art during the show and it would have been nice to see a few other pieces in the area. Cons: parking! What a nightmare. You... More 

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

One of the buildings has quite a large exhibit with a wide range of art ranging from the first century to contemporary. It was quite interesting and seemed like there was a lot of life in there.... Good atmosphere, very bright and airy... Other building felt dead. Dark and gloomy and much smaller. Security guards hover like you're permanently on... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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211 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It is educational and fun at the same time. There is something for everybody. The exhibits are great. the employees are nice

Thank sophiedog729
Forest Hills, New York
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was one of the first of many museums we visited during the 4th of July holidays and the best thing I remembered was that it had great AC and it was free. LOL. It was really hot on the day we visited and I was soo glad the AC was on high so we could take our time and... More 

Thank Teresa S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

a very small but inviting museum. We landed there on a day when I thoroughly enjoyed the artist's work they were featuring, so I am sure that is one reason I loved the space. The space is so small that it could be a complete bust if that isn't the case. So check to see the exhibit schedule if you're... More 

Thank Amy D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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205 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This museum is off the beaten path a bit in what is known as the warehouse district in Raleigh. You'd think it would be rough, but instead its quite the bohemian area, with a chocolate factory no less (not worth the visit to see, but worth it to buy the excellent chocolates). Anyway, as you'd expect, a contemporary museum on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This museum has the potential to be great but it falls short of the mark. It lacks contemporary peices. When I visited, there was one contemporary piece, and a bunch of photographs of the Durham bulls stadium. Not very interesting. I don't believe it's worth paying for, wait til first Friday to go when it's free.

1 Thank Matt W
Clayton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum is definitely worth going to on First Friday when it's free, but when it comes to paying to see exhibits I'd absolutely check out the website and make sure the exhibits are worth the admission. I've been to some truly amazing events and others were so-so (especially the past few times). Also, I've looked at volunteering opportunities or... More 

1 Thank Julie1078

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