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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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This is a small museum with impressive exhibits. Their current exhibit; Southern Accent is a presentation of southern influence in modern art Great rainy day activity, but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Holly W
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to see the special "Southern" exhibit and fell in love with the beautifully designed art museum... Two parts of the special exhibit, featuring photographs, were outstanding... A perfect small art museum tucked into a big campus...

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

two galleries, one auditorium (which hosts wonderful experts of the shows in the galleries.) and a gourmet restaurant for lunch, desert and coffee, or dinner.

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Thank DonandSusanClause
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum with impressive exhibits. Their current exhibit; Southern Accent is a presentation of southern influence in modern art Great rainy day activity, but it is also close to Duke Gardens so they could be an excellent pair for a day trip to Durham.

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Thank Holly W
Live Oak, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is stunning on the outside as well as on the inside. It is close to Duke University west campus and has a wonderful display of art. Plan to spend several hours.

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Thank Jay N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Place with lots to view and read. Employees were extremely nice and helpful. Handicap accessible and restaurant located next to gift shop. Very classy and a must for locals and travelers alike.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
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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