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“Good museum.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
919-684-5135
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Ranked #14 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Durham, NC
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Museum is interesting although a bit on the small side. The modern art exhibits rotate and the permanent exhibits has more classical feel with Greek sculptures, paintings etc. Restaurant serves lunch and has an amazing rotating menu which can be visited without paying for admission to the museum.

Visited June 2012
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Raleigh,NC
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198 reviews 198 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We visited the Nasher Museum a few months ago and had dinner as well. Great museum, free after 5pm on Thursday nights too. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The gift shop is small but has some neat things in it. Dinner was very good and fairly priced. We are considering becoming members because it is a great museum. It can be a bit of a hike from the parking lot, just an FYI.

Visited May 2012
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“Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

This small museum, housed in a modern state of the art building, is a pleasure. They sponsor some exhibitions that are very good/interesting- not everything will be from their collection. One can spend an enjoyable morning or afternoon browsing the exhibits and the small store. Try to include a meal while here, because they have a very good restaurant that uses local ingredients in good ways.

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good exhibits and great cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a beautiful building, inside and out. They regularly have world-class exhibits that are well-curated and interesting. Plus the rotating works they bring from their own collection are often great, too.
The cafe is my favorite place to eat outdoors because the food is good and you look out over an expanse of grass dotted with cool art.
The only down-side (for people over the age of 35) is that Duke students can eat here with the food card. It's a little disconcerting for someone who ate ramen in college! :-)

Visited June 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“A Fine Museum with Good Dining Facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The museum is a great place to spend the day with something to see for everyone. the restaurant has a limited menu but the food is very good and the service is excellent.

Visited June 2012
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