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North Carolina Museum of Art

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Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
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+1 919-839-6262
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful place to gospel much to see plus great grounds this is a must. Go on line to see all the events👍👍👍

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to gospel much to see plus great grounds this is a must. Go on line to see all the events👍👍👍

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are into Renaissance Art and came to see a sensational special exhibition on Venetian Renaissance art which was no disappointment and well worth the drive to Raleigh. The permanent collection is surprisingly first rate in and of itself. We ate lunch at the gourmet restaurant in the museum and it was great. We highly recommend it. The museum is... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour looking at the exhibit. They have various displays of paintings, sculptures and artifacts. It also has a nice outdoor trail with some art display. Ideal for biking, running and walking. You can also do picnic in their huge garden space. Best of all its free except for a few exhibit.

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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We went to the special showing of Ansel Adams and Venice. The Venice showing was amazing with vibrant colors, good explanations and excellent lighting. The paintings are from a museum in Venice and well worth your time. Ansel Adams photos are good, mostly from California. The regular West wing is free, but East wing show is eighteen dollars for adults.... More 

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a business trip to the Raleigh area we visited the North Carolina Museum of Art. It is very easy to get to and has more than enough parking. The walk to the museum from the parking lot is short, however, is very nicely landscaped and has a few pieces of modern art strewn about. Admission to the museum... More 

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Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here during a NC State visit. I was pleasantly surprised by the diverse and extensive collection of art on display! We went there on a Sunday and because of time constraints, we weren't able to really take the time needed to appreciate all that this museum has to offer. When I'm in this area again, I will definitely come... More 

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Raleigh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say? This place consistently attracts first run exhibits, from the Codax and Escher to Cars as Art to Rodin. Hint - on weekends, reservations for the Iris restaurant are pretty much required. The food there is quite nice; lot's of local flavor. J...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a member of NCMA for 30 yrs. I also worked in events/catering there at the museum for 6 yrs. It is a beautiful museum with impressive collections of art! The outdoor park and grounds are lovely. In the warm weather when the water lilies are blooming in the Rodan garden is one of my favorites. NCMA is a... More 

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Clanton, AL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit was with my 30 yr old son, we both enjoyed the art inside as well as the walking trails and beautiful art outside. My son told me this was where he had his first date with his fiance. My next visit was with my 9 yr old granddaughter who loves history and art thanks to her 4th... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the museum of art, and it was incredible. Seeing the florists' interpretation of the paintings and sculptures was amazing. Entry to the exhibit was timed, which was good because it prevented large crowds. Will definitely visit again.

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