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“Take time for lunch”

North Carolina Museum of Art
Ranked #2 of 146 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.
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Take time for lunch”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

While I appreciated the art inside the museum and the outdoor sculpture garden, what I remember most about my visit is the food! I had an amazing lunch at the museum restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, delicious food and a lovely presentation. There is a lovely gift shop as well.

Visited July 2013
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Winder, Georgia, USA
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75 reviews
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“Museum of Art”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Nice mix of modern and antique. The Rodins are fabulous. The gift shop has a super deal, for $30 buy a gift card, get a mug and then use the gift card for any purchase including the restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Serene”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a FREE art museum with a lot going on. I visit every time I'm in Raleigh and there are always new pieces to be seen. It's also a very calming atmosphere - serene.
Lunch at the cafe there is also delightful and Delicious.

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Their exhibits are wonderful, the summer outdoor movies & concerts are always great, and their winter film series' selections are entertaining & enlightening.

Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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“Very pleasant art museum”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

This was a nice museum to go to because it had a nice, laid back atmosphere where you could get really close to the artwork without getting yelled at by the guards. It doesn't hurt that it's by donation only as well. I enjoyed the well rounded collection representing every major art movement beginning with ancient Egypt and going all the way through to modern day art. I also enjoyed the walking trail just outside of the building.

Visited September 2013
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