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“Good special exhibit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art
Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Foster City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Good special exhibit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2008

Really enjoyed the special exhibit of landscapes by Impressionists but the permanent collection was of interest too. The staff at the front desk were very enthusiastic and helped us focus on what was of our most interest. The restaurant in the museum is very good - get on the waiting list then go look at the art. They seem to be very oriented towards making the most of your visit. Can't wait to see what it will be like with the addition they are building.

3 Thank MOBX
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“Nice Museum - Great Tour and Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2006

If you are a casual art lover like I am, it's a nice place to stop for lunch and have a look around. We had a wonderful tour guide give us a 1 hour look at some of the finer pieces in the museum. The museum shop is wonderful with typical and no-so-typical items. A great place to get a gift for someone who has everything. Lunch was excellent and I highly recommend it even if you don't like art. Just go for the meal (I have a separate review of my lunch at the Blue Ridge Cafe on TA). This is only a few miles from the airport, so I was able to have a nice relaxing lunch and the 1 hour tour and get to the airport with plenty of time to spare.

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