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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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A Pleasant Visit

The museum has a nice variety of artwork including an impressive collection of Rodin sculptures... read more

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Chirine F
This was really cool.

This is a great way to spend several hours, I loved it!!! Some amazing exhibits, and I found the... read more

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum has a nice variety of artwork including an impressive collection of Rodin sculptures. The building has a more modern design. Outside, the grounds include more sculpture art and many nature trails and bike paths for exploration. In addition, there is a large field...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great way to spend several hours, I loved it!!! Some amazing exhibits, and I found the whole experience exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is free but does have a suggested donation of $3 per person. Well worth that cost and more. Lovely collection of pieces. The European collection is arranged chronologically and has some impressive pieces. The other galleries are smaller and somewhat unusually arranged with...More

Thank YBtravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to The Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan, Smithsonian, and many more museums, surprisingly this is one of my favorites. It's a little smaller in terms of overall size, but the artwork they have is superb. Walking around the grounds was pleasant at...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum brings some of the great exhibits to our " little" but growing city. I saw the Ansel Adams exhibit, the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit, the cars of Art Deco Era, and many other exhibits. I checked off "exciting, unusual or risky" because it...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not make it into town to make it inside the museum, and I wish we did. But, I must comment on the amazing music venue. It's the perfectly-sized venue for a show without a bad seat in the house. Like most outdoor amphitheaters,...More

Thank Meredith A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't expect to see such a wonderful collection of modern art but a great range of 20th century quality artists on exhibit. Other galleries are smaller and have limited coverage but some very good pieces representative of the periods covered. Worth the visit if you...More

Thank BocaOpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a teacher of art history, the recent 'Glory of Venice' exhibit was one of the most helpful museum visits I've had in a long time! The N. Carolina Museum of Art should be commended for bringing this splendid exhibit to their institution. As a...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits are interesting from ancient Egypt, mesoamerica, sculpture and fine art. If visiting during Venetian renaissance exhibit, might want to take in the grounds and rest of the museum (which are free) before spending the considerable admission. And if you forget or need an...More

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its been a long time since we last visited the NCMA, so it was a bit overwhelming to see the changes! The outdoor areas are really nice but unfortunately we didn't have time to explore them. The "new" building is first-class & they have an...More

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dmcaug
Open on Sunday?
21 May 2016|
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Response from ncdiver52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, open on Sundays but closed on Mondays.
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Brent H
What are the prices for admission?
6 May 2016|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Free except for special exhibits.
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Allin4Vegas
How much approx time did it take to view both the Da Vinci and Escher exhibits? We're traveling to visit on Sat and was curious on expectations.
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.
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