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Address: 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919 261-5920
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12:00 pm - 5:00 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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Fashionable Fashion Exhibit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
North Carolina
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North Carolina
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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 

Thank crech1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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196 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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195 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank BlueWindez
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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175 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 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.

Thank Kristen H
Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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!

2 Thank cardbucfan

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