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Contemporary Art Museum

409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1819
+1 919-261-5920
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There was one mural, one painting, and two small sculptures for the admission price of $5. I asked... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Chicago, Illinois
Wonderful walking trail, kind of boring art inside

I like looking at art for the most part, but unfortunately I found this gallery to be a bit dull... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Kayla F
Buies Creek
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409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1819
+1 919-261-5920
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

There was one mural, one painting, and two small sculptures for the admission price of $5. I asked the receptionist to be sure if there wasn't anything else, and she assured me that any other exhibits had closed a week or two before.

1  Thank Feather1454
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I like looking at art for the most part, but unfortunately I found this gallery to be a bit dull after a while. I think if you are an art enthusiast you will love it. They do offer traveling galleries quite often, so some of...More

1  Thank Kayla F
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I visited here with a group on a Friday afternoon. There were about a dozen patrons including us. Admission was free, although they accept donations. The main exhibit up at the time was the Camstellation, an exhibit of hundreds of 2D work by local artists....More

1  Thank DesertRoses2015
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh on a Friday; the first Friday of the month is free. There were two exhibits, one a photography series by Maria Guiterrez (enchanting odd mix with a live model with mannequins) and the Horse & Buggy Press. Original...More

1  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

$5 to get it -- not bad until you realize the museum is only open another half an hour and the staff omitted that information. It was fine again, once I realized everything could be viewed in 15-20 minutes. The whole time I was there,...More

2  Thank Drew F
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This museum is one you have to go to and "experience it first hand" to actually understand it, it's just one of those "ART museums" !! When I say "First Friday", is Electric, I mean, totally awesome! First, to all, First Friday is FREE, so...More

1  Thank Diane O
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great location in downtown Raleigh, with wonderful rotating exhibits. The floor plan is open and nice. CAM also partners with local schools for both exhibits and Docents.

1  Thank dnight76
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My art interest begins to wane after the 1940s but it is always good to keep an open mind. Take time for a visit and you may find a regional contemporary artist that you like.

1  Thank UCanTrustMe1953
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I attended a fashion show here by Project Runway All-Star Justin LeBlanc. Pros: It was absolutely stunning with the rainbow string installation as a backdrop. I did not have an opportunity to see any other art during the show and it would have been nice...More

Thank LadiesUsedToVamp
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

One of the buildings has quite a large exhibit with a wide range of art ranging from the first century to contemporary. It was quite interesting and seemed like there was a lot of life in there.... Good atmosphere, very bright and airy... Other building...More

Thank crech1
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