We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Contemporary Art Museum

409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
919 261-5920
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #48 of 69 attractions in Raleigh
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgefield, CT
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
carrboro nc
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

the museum gets some good shows for a smaller city. plus they have other attractions like outdoor movies, and concerts. great to have here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Always something interesting that will stop you in your tracks and make you think. Love the various artists that show here...you have to put some time aside to visit

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Contemporary Art Museum also viewed


Been to Contemporary Art Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Contemporary Art Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing