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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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Great place to visit - highly recommended

Stopping ath NCMA was a great bonus to our trip to the Triangle. They have a great collection and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York
Museum of art and more

The main exhibits are free. Put some music on your headphones and immerse yourself in art from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-6433
+1 919-839-6262
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopping ath NCMA was a great bonus to our trip to the Triangle. They have a great collection and the grounds are really beautiful, too. Highly recommended!

Thank BK-1K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The main exhibits are free. Put some music on your headphones and immerse yourself in art from different places and times. They have paid exhibits that come through too. Always something new. We saw the MC Escher event recently and loved it. In addition to...More

Thank eac1196
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to get out of the heat and enjoy a good couple of hours worth of paintings and sculpture displays. Very accommodating for physically impaired visitors. Best of all it's FREE. Great place for the family to visit.

Thank Corvette_Rob
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've come here many times, often alone. Just put my headphones in, and walk around at my own pace. It's so open and beautiful, and has a very impressive and diverse collection. There's also a great park attached to the museum, with sculptures and art...More

Thank Anna O
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful surprise. Two buildings packed with art---including a permanent Rodin display which is worth a visit just for that. It's affordable on any budget: FREE

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an incredibly varied group of exhibits that will appeal to so many tastes. It is light and airy and spacious and very comfortable to move around in. Don't miss the Anself Kiefer triptych and of course you can't miss the lovely butterfly...More

Thank TallyLassie100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute joy to watch Chris Thile the NCMA earlier this month. There is no better venue in the state. Great acoustics, good ambience, sculpture all around. It's just a true delight. We have been to at least 6 shows and none have ever disappointed.

Thank petermilner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my family during a trip to Raleigh. It's one of the few remaining free of charge museum outside of DC (there is a charge for their special exhibitions, but parking is also free). I was positively impressed with the quality of their collection....More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the special exibits and there were everything that I expected. PLenty of free parking and easy access,

Thank 4RP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The NCMA is a bright feather in the cap of Raleigh cultural venues. There is a very nice selection of all types of art. The new building is light, airy, and peaceful to wander. The older building often hosts special exhibits that can vary from...More

Thank NCtraveler114
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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.