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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Address: 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone Number: +1 919-684-5135
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What a treasure

Looking for things to do during my Thanksgiving visit. 5 of us went and thoroughly enjoyed. The museum lives up to the Nasher standards. Especially enjoyed the Southern Accents... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Connie B
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for things to do during my Thanksgiving visit. 5 of us went and thoroughly enjoyed. The museum lives up to the Nasher standards. Especially enjoyed the Southern Accents exhibition. A few in our group ate at the restaurant and gave it high marks.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nasher Museum is one of the real jewels of Duke University. The quality of the art is outstanding, with exhibits that are easy to navigate.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered in, not knowing too much about this museum - and were we surprised! Fabulous cafe, wonderful exhibit (Southern Accents) and interesting permanent collection. What a jewel!

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Nasher Museum currently has a compelling exhibit of southern art. It is beautifully curated and combines interesting video, photography, mixed media and paintings. I especially loved the music section that included a very diverse selection, some well-known and some obscure but all interesting. I definitely will be back next time I visit Durham.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Like others have said, the permanent collection is rather small. I was personally more impressed with the special exhibit "Southern Accent" than I was with the permanent collection. This exhibit had a lot of poignant photographs and pieces that really made you think about how life was (and still is) like for the less privileged.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is on the smaller side and OK. The permanent exhibits are pretty small. Family day is usually a fun time to visit because of activities.

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Apex, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We wait for special events that spark our interest. It is always a nice visit and the restaurant serves good food. The staff are knowledgeable and always very helpful. A nice day can be spent here.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to see the special "Southern" exhibit and fell in love with the beautifully designed art museum... Two parts of the special exhibit, featuring photographs, were outstanding... A perfect small art museum tucked into a big campus...

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

two galleries, one auditorium (which hosts wonderful experts of the shows in the galleries.) and a gourmet restaurant for lunch, desert and coffee, or dinner.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a small museum with impressive exhibits. Their current exhibit; Southern Accent is a presentation of southern influence in modern art Great rainy day activity, but it is also close to Duke Gardens so they could be an excellent pair for a day trip to Durham.

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