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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: 919 839 6262
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 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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The North Carolina Museum of Art is the oldest state funded art museum in the nation,founded after WWII with a grant of the NC General Assembly. It has grown exponentially since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The North Carolina Museum of Art is the oldest state funded art museum in the nation,founded after WWII with a grant of the NC General Assembly. It has grown exponentially since that time and has moved to its current site and undergone a major expansion over the years. It has a particularly interesting permanent collection of Jewish religious objects. Both... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A well-endowed collection of works, surprisingly world-class. Very edifying local history (North Carolina) and the old drug store is a must see.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is absolutely beautiful. In comparison with large city Museums it doesn't quite make the mark but it's still an excellent museum. Small children of course will laugh at the statues that are showing certain body parts that they may find funny. But they have multiple sections. Statues, paintings, some crafts etc. The new building is absolutely gorgeous and... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little selection of art and lovely outdoor loop for walking. Variety of European, ethnic and other art that is the perfect size for a few hours of viewing.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It had been a while since I went to NCMoA but was real happy with the upgrades and new wing. I now have plans to spend at least one day a month at the Museum or on the gardens/trails. Garden/ Trails and house exhibits are free. No need to spend big bucks to get culture and to expand one's mind.... More 

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Raleigh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great way to spend a weekend day. A great selection permanent of art and free admission - except for the traveling displays that will have a cost for admission. Food is available on site and parking is easy. The selection of paintings is quite good and a good variety of modern art as well.

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My first time to this museum and I was impressed with the amount of art in the permanent collection. It didn't seem big at first because it is only one floor but there was a lot to see. There weren't any special exhibits when we visited so I can't comment on that. There is also a lovely outdoor park like... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live 1 mile from this treasure - how lucky are we. We have routinely taken out-of-town visitors here to "show off" this Raleigh highlight. We've attended many special exhibits, visited the main museum 15 - 20 times, enjoyed wonderful lunches at Iris, walked the expansive, whimsical grounds, enjoyed evening outdoor concerts. There's always something to draw our family and... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful collection of all things art! Amazing statues, gardens and incredible paintings that you can literally walk right up to! The art exhibited around the extensive trails is beautiful as are the trails! Our family thoroughly enjoyed seeing the DaVinci papers and learning about the history of such a forward thinking man. I could have stayed all day in the... More 

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

We have been members of the museum for years. There is an excellent permanent exhibit, very well rounded for a museum of this size. Special exhibits are generally very high quality. The museum grounds are a wonderful place to walk, and the restaurant - Iris - has very good food and is a great place to sit with friends and... More 

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