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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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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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Lovely Collection

I have been to NCMA many times and love the collection. Giotto's altarpiece is a masterpiece and I love the Botticelli Holy Family. A Rodin collection, Impressionist paintings... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to NCMA many times and love the collection. Giotto's altarpiece is a masterpiece and I love the Botticelli Holy Family. A Rodin collection, Impressionist paintings, ancient works, Judaic gallery, European and American collections, African and more. They have special exhibits often. On a nice day, take in the park area. Definitely worth a visit.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the best of the best, the Louvre, Uffizi, British, Met, Chicago, National Gallery, etc, etc, and for a small town Museum, it's on a par with the best.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

NCMA by far is one of my favorite places to visit in the Triangle area. The layout of the museum allow the viewer to slow down and reflect. After living in the Triangle for many years, NCMA is where I go to feel like I've traveled far away. The activities calendar is filled with events for all ages. The summer... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The North Carolina Museum of Art has an incredible Auguste Rodin sculpture collection. This is worth a trip on its own. From small figure studies to the outdoor sculpture garden, this is a must see for classic art lovers. The museum is actually in two buildings, the newer main building houses the sculpture, modern art and classical collections including African,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love this museum for a nice date night stroll, and have enjoyed their outdoor concerts, exhibits (with champagne), and movie nights as well. I also created scavenger hunts for my kids when they were younger, using exhibit information from their website. A great museum for lots of reasons.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum, perfect size in my opinion (a lot of things to see but you can do it in an afternoon and not getting bored or too tired) and a lot of different styles. Loved the Rodin sculptures and the Monet painting!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibits here are great and wide-ranging. I've come for exhibits of Porsches and for Impressionist lectures. The outdoor setting for summer concerts is especially nice. We're members of the NCA and get tickets for lectures and exhibits ahead of time which is great for the more popular ones. The main thing is that this museum is just the right... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often go to see extraordinary shows at the art museum. We have seen works by Michelangelo, Norman Rockwell, Monet, A favorite of mine was the Porsche show with dozens of classic cars to see. We are members of the museum and therefore get special offers for discounted shows and events. A visit to the NCMA is a treat you... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Raleigh for just a few hours, but I am a huge Rodin fan and love art museums. This collection was very impressive. The museum itself was free...which outside of DC is just unheard of. I was so pleased, and very impressed to learn this upon our arrival. There are two main buildings. I spent all of my... More 

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

For a relatively small state, the NC Museum offers a nice collection of art. The European collection is especially strong along with the large number of pieces by Rodin. With no admission fee, this place is a great value.

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