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North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
+1 919-839-6262
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Gem of a Museum

The 30 works by Rodin are reason enough to visit here time and time again. In addition the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina

This is hands down the best attraction/museum of all Raleigh. It’s actually the best US Art Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Samuel D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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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2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
+1 919-839-6262
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The 30 works by Rodin are reason enough to visit here time and time again. In addition the restaurant Iris is stunning...it is set in the middle of the museum with wonderful white decor and the minimalist addition of color, with a site specific sculpture...More

Thank Lynn8894
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is hands down the best attraction/museum of all Raleigh. It’s actually the best US Art Museum i have seen outside NYC/DC. Wow. What an amazing place. I was pleasantly surprised with it. Free admission, suggested donation is $5 but i gave $10. Live music...More

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I meet a friend here every so often to go for a walk. There's a mile or more of trails dotted with large art sculptures. You can take the trail to the bridge across 440 to Hillsborough St, into Meredith/NC State territory. I usually only...More

Thank Diane V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really nice museum, it contained a decent amount of pieces and variety. I would definitely go if you haven't been there. The best part is that is was free, including parking. There are boxes around to make donation if desired.

1  Thank Emanuel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we live an hour away from the museum, we are members. It has a beautiful campus with walking trails and amphitheatre as well as the galleries. We moved here from the DC area and were spoiled by the Smithsonian, but the NC Museum offers...More

1  Thank Jacalyn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many art museums in the USA and feel that the North Carolina Museum of Art ranks in the top. Scope, displays and grounds are well thought out and maintained. Should be on everyone’s list.

Thank K O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazing place! Great art and an interesting place. I could spend a long time here just going back and forth in all of the galleries. Their restaurant also looks amazing as it was busy.

Thank Robbguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and interesting space to visit and have lunch. There is always a good exhibition. Outside there is the sculpture garden. Plenty of free parking not like the Nasher Museum where they charge.

1  Thank robuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The nc museum of art has wonderful docent tours, we took 2 of them and both guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Admission to museum is free of charge, but special exhibitions are extra.

2  Thank jeanie722
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I use the area primarily for walking path and greenway access. There is a mix of paved and unpaved paths that connect to the greater Raleigh greenway/beltway. Park here, enjoy the grounds and outdoor art then walk over to Whole Foods for a snack or...More

Thank Lisa W
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Response from ncdiver52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, open on Sundays but closed on Mondays.
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Response from Melissa M | Reviewed this property |
My adult son and I spent 2+ hours enjoying -- and learning from -- this amazing attraction.