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Contemporary Art Museum

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Forest Hills, New York
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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

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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
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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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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