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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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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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Enjoyed Ansel Adams exhibit

My friends and I enjoyed the Ansel Adams exhibit. The photos were mostly hung in chronological order but most people went in reverse chronological order.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends and I enjoyed the Ansel Adams exhibit. The photos were mostly hung in chronological order but most people went in reverse chronological order.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in for the Ansel Adams exhibit. Nice Museum, mostly friendly personnel. The space is going through some updates and there was lots of construction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's was a great day. Amazing art and a great facility my only complaint is it's a newer building and there was a very strong chemical smell that gave me a terrible headache

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem this museum is. The galleries have very high ceilings and it's a very open layout giving the museum a sense of grandeur. The cafe has great food and very intriguing wall art made of what I believe is vines. The first gallery we toured was that of modern art, which isn't really my thing but the collection... More 

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

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

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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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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