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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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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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Fantastic European collection

As a native upstate New Yorker, I moved to Raleigh ten years ago with some trepidation about the arts scene. I needn't have worried. While the modern collection at the State... read more

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

As a native upstate New Yorker, I moved to Raleigh ten years ago with some trepidation about the arts scene. I needn't have worried. While the modern collection at the State Museum is not up to the standard of the Allbright-Knox in Buffalo, the European collection is impressive, and admission is free (special exhibits have a fee, but the regular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautifully curated exhibits, fantastic summer movie series, concert series, and greenway system. I've been here many times and always enjoy taking visitors.

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RALEIGH, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit was awesome. I will be visiting this Museum more often as the additional artifacts are a must to see.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

NCMFA does an excellent job of bringing quality exhibits to the southeasten United States. I am a member and plan to always be a member. We're only two months into 2017 and have already had, or are having, two excellent shows. Their recent land expansion guarantees success with outdoor exhibits and membership growth. I do, however, wish that staff was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One wing of the museum is free and open to the public. There were a lot of great pieces of art and the staff were friendly. I went with a second grader and although she seemed impressed, she also seemed bored. I think we were both looking for more modern art then was offered in the section of the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

North Carolina has a gem of an art museum for visitors and residents alike. But for those of us lucky to live here, it has even more to offer with the park, movies and special programming. I like to go in and just sit in one gallery for a while, soaking it up. I recommend checking out the amazing Audobons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful treat to find this museum! The North Carolina Museum of Art is an impressive place with buildings and grounds to please the senses. A broad collection of works of art, from the renaissance to the modern age. Paintings, sculpture, photographs - whatever interests you it can be found. The buildings are impressive and have

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the ncma. We have been members for several years and look forward to the diverse array of exhibits. The permanent collection has some cool works as well. Also weather permitting walk the trails around the museum, lots of nice scenery and cool sculptures.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And family friendly. What a wonderful spot for indoor winter stroll or outdoor summer events. NC Museum of Art is a place to be proud of if you're a North Carolinean. Good restaurant too

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the North Carolina Museum of Art. Although it does not have a HUGE collection, it augments the Art with Special Shows which are frequent and fantastic; for example, there is an Ansel Adams exhibit on now. A really fun Auto exhibit just left. The Iris cafe serves nice meals with a nice sunny atmosphere. Friday night the museum... More 

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