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“Art and Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Ranked #13 of 74 things to do in Durham
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Art and Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Not only can you find excellent exhibits at the Duke University art museum, the Nasher, but also there is a restaurant featuring well-prepared local food. Parking is terrible. It is best to go early (opens at ten) to take your time with exhibits, and then have an early lunch. You can expect to pay admission (charge varies with age and Duke affiliations) and extra fee for special exhibits (usually ten dollars). Lunch with dessert will be about twenty dollars, including gratuity. Often there are groups of students or local old folks; you won't be alone, but you will not feel overcrowded...the architecture is smart. Also there is a museum shop, a bank of computers for research, good facilities. Sometimes at night there are programs in the auditorium.

Visited January 2013
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Matisse Exhibit -- fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is our second trip to this museum, and yes, it is small, but it has outstanding traveling exhibits. The Cone Sisters of Baltmore: Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters was suburb! Also saw an excellent exhibit of Alexander Caulder this summer. No, it's not the Louve, but it's a great little museum.

Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice musuem, great Matisse exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Saw the current "Collecting Matisse" exhibit at the Nasher. Well worth a visit. Very nice museum generally. The special exhibit was great. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
“Standard university museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Small but nice, modern museum. Interesting exhibits but nothing too incredible. It's still a pleasant activity if you're looking for things to do in Durham.

Visited December 2012
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Inverness, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Matisse and the Cone Sisters: Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The exhibition of Matisse and the Collection of his work and other Modern Masters was well put together. I just wish it was larger. The chronology of their collecting was fairly well put together considering the space in which the curators were working. The works by Matisse represent a considerable span of his working career. We also took in the other galleries at the Nasher while we were there. The collection of ancient "containers" (pots, bowls, etc) were most interesting with works from many different civilizations.

Visited November 2012
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