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North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Home to over 40 different galleries, North Carolina Museum of Art gives you a chance to view thousands of years of art history. Admire the museum's extensive exhibits of European, African, American, Greek, and ancient art, including one of the country's only exhibits dedicated entirely to Jewish artwork and tradition. The Italian collection, focused on Baroque pieces, is considered one of the institution's strongest. Join the museum's daily guided tour, also free, which offers an introduction to the styles, artists, and pieces on display. Check the website as well for information on the frequent temporary exhibits, traveling works, and special events. To visit North Carolina Museum of Art on your holiday in Raleigh, and find out what else Raleigh has to offer, use our Raleigh itinerary planner.
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  • Our Granddaughter's Wedding is going to be outside the beautiful butterfly garden. The rehearsal last night was beautiful. Even a staff member from there help keep all the bases covered. Looking forwa...  read more »
  • When you first drive up to the museum you were underwhelmed with the exterior appearance. Frankly it's ugly. Both the old part and the new part. But once inside it is a completely different experience...  read more »
  • My wife and I were member here a few year ago and just let our membership lapse. We renewed it this year and went last weekend to see the Car Art, a display of cars from the late 20's thru the early 4...  read more »
  • My girlfriend and I went when they had the miniatures of Rodin exhibit. Fantastic displays. Very nice atmosohere, nice furnishings. Great for a photoshoot. Also, free, so of course it's worth to take a look at what they have available for viewing.
  • A truly magnificent museum with an astounding collection, free and open to the public, this cultural beacon should be visited by all. All of the major cultures and art movements in history are featured, of particular note are the collections of African and Jewish art. Anyone travelling through Raleigh should make time for the museum, a lovely way to spend the morning or afternoon, everyone will be rewarded.
  • I am now a Patron here. The new building and grounds are an artwork by themselves. Excellent sculpture collections dating back thousands of years. Egyptian, Greek, Native American, etc... all the classical civilizations of the "West" plus some are represented here. The modern section is wonderful as well.
  • Superb, world class fine arts museum operated by the state. On this site since 1983, and featuring a LEEDS silver certified west building as the new home for the permanent collection. Come enjoy the collection, changing exhibitions (including the state's collection of original Audubon books), dine at Iris or just get a snack at Iris Sip, or roam the museum's 164 acre museum park (the largest in North America). There's lots to do 7 days a week (though the museum buildings are closed on Monday), including Friday night evenings features drinks and live music in the west building.
  • Love the museum! My kids 5 & 7 also enjoy it. A couple of times a year they will have a family day. We did a scavenger hunt looking for different paintings. It was fun. We also love walking the trails outside. Art pieces are also along the trail.
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