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Contemporary Art Museum

Address: 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919 261-5920
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Ranked #77 of 148 things to do in Raleigh
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

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Clayton, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
56 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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