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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
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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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The outdoor area really sets it apart

I generally don't like museums because I find them sterile and elitist. I think all art should be public. But I love the NCMA--partly b/c nearly all the art is pretty much public... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I generally don't like museums because I find them sterile and elitist. I think all art should be public. But I love the NCMA--partly b/c nearly all the art is pretty much public and you can see nearly everything for free. It's a great place to go for a walk b/c of the outdoor art and the nice trail--also good... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to see an art deco car exhibit which was fantastic. I walked around the other parts of the museum and it's a nice size: not so large you feel like you need to pick what to see, but not as small as it used to be. They show movies outside on one wall during the summertime. And the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently went to NCMoA for the Art Deco Car exhibit. I was blown away by the pieces themselves, and by the amount of detail in the signage. I always try to get to the main museum as well, but the exhibit space is really well utilized for maximum visitor interaction. The museum has so much to offer, Friday night... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great special collections. Examples are the cars of the 20's and Escher (sp). Check what special exhibits are on for your visit dates.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"Rolling Sculptures" showed a serie of Art Deco cars in a special exhibition at the NC Museum of Art. And those cars were art indeed. Beautiful machines that would stick out today even being almost100 years old. European and USA made vehicles that made one long for " the good old days" Being there we also visited part sof the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to see the rolling art exhibit on Jan 14th it was the last weekend and we had 2 tickets left from the first weekend because the people we were planning to go with couldn't go. The first weekend we got in and saw everything and had no problems. The last weekend it was a complete... More 

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greensboro, nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum and the grounds. The museum is free but when we visited there was a car show on the lower floor that was $19 per ticket. There is a restaurant inside the museum.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The NC Museum of Art is a real treasure. Lots to see even if you aren't paying for admission into special exhibits. Movies on the weekends take place seasonally. The outdoor sculptures are fun and go exercise for all ages. There is a path that will lead you over the interstate and to the Meredith University campus for an interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent in every way. Lots of great parking and well tended restaurant. The exhibits are outstanding

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum of Art is a great place to visit. They are always having exhibits that travel that viewing requires and admission fee, however the free area is chock full of fabulous art to satisfy you art desires. The grounds are phenomenal and they have expanded. Displays, walking trails, bike trails, picnic spots, and more. You and your family could... More 

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