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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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I love that the NC museums are free. This museum is amazing, they have such beautiful pieces... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greenville, North Carolina
via mobile
Absolutely a must

The museum has two main buildings - West Wing and East Wing, and landscaped grounds with outdoor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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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 5 days ago via mobile

I love that the NC museums are free. This museum is amazing, they have such beautiful pieces including Monet and Rodin. The staff are super friendly. Wonderful visit.

Thank Kimmyjonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has two main buildings - West Wing and East Wing, and landscaped grounds with outdoor installations. West hosts more permanent exhibitions, and East is for special exhibitions (the way I understood it). The admission is free - but please leave a donation, it's...More

Thank lubger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a small collection that won’t have you come back other than for special exhibits. We are members and generally go for the special exhibits which would be quite pricey if we were not members.

Thank DJF1958
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum - much bigger collection than I expected, with lots of diversity and variety, from beautiful African art to a large Rodin collection, to unusual and interesting modern pieces. Every room had pleasant surprises...also a nice gift shop and restaurant. Loved it! It's free...More

Thank Keasha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I joined this museum after the Ansel Adams exhibit last year and have benefited from that decision. The museum offers concerns and movies during the summer and ever changing, thoughtful exhibits. The Ebony Fashion exhibit was a knock out and in one...More

Thank TJM747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any time of year is a good time to visit as the museum has so much to offer. I love the variety they have with their special exhibits. I recommend checking them out on social media as well to stay in the loop for events!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Raleigh and LOVE to take visitors to the NCMA. For starters, admission is free to the permanent collection. (Special exhibits, such as the Ebony Fashion Fair, charge a fee.) The art is interesting and appealingly displayed. Best of all, though, this is...More

Thank ERRalleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a particularly interesting exhibit! I really enjoyed it & attended 2 times. I thought there could have been more information on the black seamstress who made Jackie Kennedy's dress. I enjoyed the descriptions of the outfits. The videos were informative. The machine that...More

Thank MittenGrrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were highly impressed with the layout and content of this Museum. We especially enjoyed the special exhibit of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, in the East Building, which was well worth the $12 (senior rate) price when one...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and content of this museum. A couple of the paintings really knocked me out they also had a several nice sculptures. They even had a couple of Egyptian coffins. This is a well rounded museum and a very...More

Thank Aero_Danno
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22 May 2016|
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Response from ncdiver52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, open on Sundays but closed on Mondays.
Brent H
6 May 2016|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Free except for special exhibits.
14 January 2016|
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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.