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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
Phone Number: 919 839 6262
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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On a very recent trip to Raleigh, I had the pleasure of exploring the NCMA with two of my cousins who are from the area. Having not visited the museum in years they were deeply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a very recent trip to Raleigh, I had the pleasure of exploring the NCMA with two of my cousins who are from the area. Having not visited the museum in years they were deeply impressed by the spaciousness of the exhibit area and the eclectic collection. We were very fortunate to come upon a museum program (free) that was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent collection and wonderful exhibits. Special lighting secondary to architectural design. Outdoor sculpture added item. Restaurant and out door greenway adds to the enjoyment of a day at the museum.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the Art museum years ago when they had a Rodin exhibition and then again much more recently. They have made a great job of updating the facility. It is fresh and light with all types of art to please different tastes. There is a place to eat there and a good gift shop. I'm always looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have traveled all over the US and always made an opportunity to visit the museums in those cities. The building itself and the grounds are so relaxing, informal, but appropriate and respectful of the art inside. The museum has stepped far out of the norm with many, many programs for all interests of the public. I am very appreciative... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

NCMA offers so much... How do I begin. I use the trails at least three times a week. Summer Movies are my favorite :-) Iris restaurant is fabulous. I can't get enough of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are museum members and live this place. World class exhibits, a wonderful cafe, incredible outdoor sculpture park which is very kids friendly and a great outdoor music venue. Last Saturday we saw our all time favorite artists, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Could not have HC better seats... ( reserved). Highly recommended.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The North Carolina Museum of Art continues to grow and fill the large space not far from the fairgrounds in Raleigh. The older of the complex's two buildings used to be the main museum until the newer building was built to hold the permanent collection. The older building was designed by the same architectural firm that designed the Kennedy Center... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time visiting this museum. It's design is clean, bright and modern. I found it to be a wonderful eclectic mix of artistic collections! It was an afternoon well spent with family, especially since it was extremely hot outside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free museum with lovely pieces. Especially enjoyed the traveling modern art pieces. Will visit again when I am in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love going out to the ever growing Museum. Both the indoor and outdoor exhibits are worth wandering around, and there is always something new to see if you haven't been in a while.

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