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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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Some great art

I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful Flemish and Italian religious art collection. There's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Donna C
Dunedin, Florida
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Went only to see the Cloud Chamber

First off, huge apologies to the rest of the museum because I am sure it is great. We just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie H
Bethesda, Maryland
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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
+1 919-839-6262
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful Flemish and Italian religious art collection. There's modern art too, but I pass on that. Great outdoor sculpture garden walk. Lovely little cafe to eat at. Definitely a good way to spend the day. Unfortunately it cost $50...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First off, huge apologies to the rest of the museum because I am sure it is great. We just couldn't see it all because we were pressed for time, so we went straight to the Cloud Chamber, out in the art park. The afternoon we...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent 1.5 hours visiting this museum. They have a nice, varied collection, especially if you like Rodin sculpture. The grounds have extensive walking trails filled with sculpture. Best of all, it's all free. Donations are welcomed but not required.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopping ath NCMA was a great bonus to our trip to the Triangle. They have a great collection and the grounds are really beautiful, too. Highly recommended!

Thank BK-1K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main exhibits are free. Put some music on your headphones and immerse yourself in art from different places and times. They have paid exhibits that come through too. Always something new. We saw the MC Escher event recently and loved it. In addition to...More

Thank eac1196
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to get out of the heat and enjoy a good couple of hours worth of paintings and sculpture displays. Very accommodating for physically impaired visitors. Best of all it's FREE. Great place for the family to visit.

Thank Corvette_Rob
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've come here many times, often alone. Just put my headphones in, and walk around at my own pace. It's so open and beautiful, and has a very impressive and diverse collection. There's also a great park attached to the museum, with sculptures and art...More

Thank Anna O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful surprise. Two buildings packed with art---including a permanent Rodin display which is worth a visit just for that. It's affordable on any budget: FREE

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an incredibly varied group of exhibits that will appeal to so many tastes. It is light and airy and spacious and very comfortable to move around in. Don't miss the Anself Kiefer triptych and of course you can't miss the lovely butterfly...More

Thank TallyLassie100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute joy to watch Chris Thile the NCMA earlier this month. There is no better venue in the state. Great acoustics, good ambience, sculpture all around. It's just a true delight. We have been to at least 6 shows and none have ever disappointed.

Thank petermilner
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22 May 2016|
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Response from ncdiver52 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, open on Sundays but closed on Mondays.
Brent H
6 May 2016|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
Free except for special exhibits.
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.