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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 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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Great museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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greensboro, nc
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greensboro, nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to hire a docent to take us around the tour, and it was extremely special. The cars were gorgeous, but the stories were even more amazing.

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

My wife, friends and I visited the Art Deco Automobile Exhibit over the weekend. We were amazed by the cars but really wowed by the museum facilities! Absolutely state of the art! Unlike other museums I have visited, the art was primary to the architecture rather than the other way around. As a native North Carolinian, I am very proud!!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited specifically to see the Art Deco automobile exhibition - a bit crowded but worth the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the presentation of the Art Deco automobiles. Absolutely incredible. Stunning designs from the 30's and 40's. We also visited the West wing of the museum that has a great display of modern and European art and sculpture. Viewing art from the 1200-1600's was an incredible experience. This is truly a must see. The permanent exhibits are viewed free... More 

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Kernersville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We make several trips to the NC Art Museum every year. They have rotating Exhibits and great permanent galleries. We went this trip for the Rolling Art Exhibit "Art Deco Automobile". Closes this Sunday. But a great display of some 1930's $0's automobiles.

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

We, two friends and I, drove up (2 hours each way) to see the special 'Rolling Sculpture Art Deco Cars From The 1930's & 40's' exhibit. It was outstanding; well worth the 4 hours on the road. This is not the first time we have done this since the exhibits vary and the museum gets some spectacular shows, like this... More 

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