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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Address: 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1003
Phone Number: 919-684-5135
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Worthwhile small museum

Permanent collection is small but interesting. We saw an exhibit of southern photographs that was very good. Had to pay to park and walk up several stairs from the parking lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
29Lorenzo
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Washington, D.C.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small museum but outstanding for a college campus museum. Their special exhibitions are usually wonderful.

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Permanent collection is small but interesting. We saw an exhibit of southern photographs that was very good. Had to pay to park and walk up several stairs from the parking lot to get to the museum (my husband has walking issues), but it was worth the effort. Nice gift shop.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A nice open building. Interesting permanent collection and intriguing exhibits make for a pleasant trip.

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Batavia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Looking to get a bit of culture, but don't want to spend all day in a museum & still leave feeling like you missed most of it? This is the place for you! We saw all the galleries in about 2 hours. Nice cross-section of art. Ate outdoors at their restaurant-very nice!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a small museum with mostly very contemporary art but worth a visit for both the art and the architecture of the building. I didn't eat at the cafe but it was obviously very popular with lady students who had the means to lunch. The day I was there the museum was very crowded with people drawing in the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University was completed in the Fall of 2005. The collection has many wonderful works of art in its ancient, medieval, African, Pre-Columbian and European collections. Be sure to look at the interactive display for "painting" medieval sculpture created by Duke faculty and students - a real innovation in innovative museum outreach.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Its a very small museum. There isn't a whole lot to see, but what is there is interesting. Be aware that you do have to pay to park and its by the half hour.

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Thank peacefulstill
Bucks County , Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is a beautiful facility set on a beautiful landscaped property. But the exhibits they had were just too modern, too off the wall, and some of them were repulsive. I am just a traditionalist. Sorry.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lovely small museum in a peaceful setting in the middle of the Duke campus. The exhibits were good but the lunch was wonderful.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We always stop and visit every museum on our road trips. Nasher Museum is lovely and you would be able to see everything in an hours time.

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