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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
Phone Number: +1 919-839-6262
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One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina...

One of the leading art museums in the American South, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) recently completed a major, three-year expansion that places it in the front ranks of museums nationwide. The NCMA offers a permanent collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and the nation’s largest museum park—164 acres of trails and parkland containing major works of art.

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From the outside to the collection inside, the NC Museum of Art is a wonderful refuge -- a place to appreciate both the creative spirit and the surrounding landscape. You don't... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the outside to the collection inside, the NC Museum of Art is a wonderful refuge -- a place to appreciate both the creative spirit and the surrounding landscape. You don't even need to step foot in the museum building itself to enjoy the visit. The grounds are great for walking, biking and relaxing. Do go inside, though, to see... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I may be a tad biased because I live a ten minute walk away on the Greenway ;) However, the NCMA is wonderful. They have a great selection of (permanent) art inside with several different exhibitions in the (west?) building. Iris, the restaurant inside of this building, is also not only delicious, but has a great ambiance. The (east?) building... More 

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Harrisonburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum. Free of charge, but they encourage donations. They have two buildings. One houses the currents shows they offer. There is a charge for that, but the main building houses the permanent collection, which is quite diverse. They have a lot of Rodin sculptures. Nice collection of modern art.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rodan and the Impressionists are my favorite. Walk the trails and experience the lovely trees and flowers. Renowned artists and some you will discover! Enjoy Raleigh - but make a stop at a real treasure in North Carolina: NCMA. Great dining experience, too!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a gray, damp November day, and it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon. They have examples of many different periods of art—ancient Egyptian, Byzantine, Renaissance, American, modern, etc. There's a whole gallery of Rodin bronzes and lots more to look at. We took the tour, which was free, as is admission (although they won't... More 

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Linville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is awesome anytime-but now thru mid-January they have an exhibit of the most beautiful cars you will ever have a chance to see in your life. They are all pieces of the most beautiful art(on 2 or 4 wheels). There were about 1 dozen autos and three motorcycles. Words cannot describe the magnificent workmanship. The beautiful lines and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a short business trip, visiting this museum and the special exhibit of modernistic cars and motorcycles from the 1930's and 1940's called Rolling Sculpture Exhibition was a real treat. The museum is one of the treasures of Raleigh.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my choir and I loved it. They had a restaurant and gift shop. The restaurant believe it or not was cheap.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were some cool exhibits up when we went but the special car exhibit cost extra money :( even so, the free stuff is enough to fill quite a bit of time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to be clear that I'm reviewing the outdoor amphitheatre at the museum. We went there for a Violent Vemmes concert in September and had general lawn tickets. The venue is small enough that every seat/space is not too far from the stage. There were storms in the distance but the rain held up where we were. Also neat... More 

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