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Contemporary Art Museum

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Address: 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919 261-5920
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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I visited here with a group on a Friday afternoon. There were about a dozen patrons including us. Admission was free, although they accept donations. The main exhibit up at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited here with a group on a Friday afternoon. There were about a dozen patrons including us. Admission was free, although they accept donations. The main exhibit up at the time was the Camstellation, an exhibit of hundreds of 2D work by local artists. The range of media, subjects, and technique was impressive and the overall impact of seeing... More 

Thank DesertRoses2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh on a Friday; the first Friday of the month is free. There were two exhibits, one a photography series by Maria Guiterrez (enchanting odd mix with a live model with mannequins) and the Horse & Buggy Press. Original copies of a wide range of publications, posters, business cards, and ads were on display.... More 

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Waynesboro, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

$5 to get it -- not bad until you realize the museum is only open another half an hour and the staff omitted that information. It was fine again, once I realized everything could be viewed in 15-20 minutes. The whole time I was there, a loud staff meeting was being held. I could barely hear or pay attention to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum is one you have to go to and "experience it first hand" to actually understand it, it's just one of those "ART museums" !! When I say "First Friday", is Electric, I mean, totally awesome! First, to all, First Friday is FREE, so that is a great PLUS! But most of all it has Wonderful and "Unique Art"... More 

Thank Diane O
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great location in downtown Raleigh, with wonderful rotating exhibits. The floor plan is open and nice. CAM also partners with local schools for both exhibits and Docents.

Thank dnight76
Monroe, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My art interest begins to wane after the 1940s but it is always good to keep an open mind. Take time for a visit and you may find a regional contemporary artist that you like.

Thank UCanTrustMe1953
North Carolina
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I attended a fashion show here by Project Runway All-Star Justin LeBlanc. Pros: It was absolutely stunning with the rainbow string installation as a backdrop. I did not have an opportunity to see any other art during the show and it would have been nice to see a few other pieces in the area. Cons: parking! What a nightmare. You... More 

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

One of the buildings has quite a large exhibit with a wide range of art ranging from the first century to contemporary. It was quite interesting and seemed like there was a lot of life in there.... Good atmosphere, very bright and airy... Other building felt dead. Dark and gloomy and much smaller. Security guards hover like you're permanently on... More 

Thank crech1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It is educational and fun at the same time. There is something for everybody. The exhibits are great. the employees are nice

Thank sophiedog6123
Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was one of the first of many museums we visited during the 4th of July holidays and the best thing I remembered was that it had great AC and it was free. LOL. It was really hot on the day we visited and I was soo glad the AC was on high so we could take our time and... More 

Thank Teresa S

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