North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

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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. Use our Raleigh trip itinerary builder website to arrange your visit to North Carolina Museum of Art and other attractions in Raleigh.
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  • It was a really nice museum, it contained a decent amount of pieces and variety. I would definitely go if you haven't been there. The best part is that is was free, including parking. There are boxes ...  more »
  • Although we live an hour away from the museum, we are members. It has a beautiful campus with walking trails and amphitheatre as well as the galleries. We moved here from the DC area and were spoiled ...  more »
  • We have been to many art museums in the USA and feel that the North Carolina Museum of Art ranks in the top. Scope, displays and grounds are well thought out and maintained. Should be on everyone’s li...  more »
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  • Attended the Art In Bloom exhibit. My wife and I really enjoyed it, staying for over two hours. We discussed on the drive home how blessed we are to live here near such a superb art museum with the vision, creativity and prestige to put together such a strong exhibit. This place routinely has great events and exhibits, on top of the world-class collection of artwork. Wonderful place!
  • Nice regional art museum with great master works from antiquity to modern. We went on a chilly cold day and lots of traffic inside the museum did not prevent us from enjoying our trip. My sister and I are both art teachers who teach elementary through high school and we both feel that all ages could appreciate this museum. The Greek and Egyptian collections are pretty complete for a regional museum. All (most) of the textbook impressionist masters are there and there is a a great collection of printing plates. Love to see families sprawled on the floor with sketchbooks in tow. Students are there too with their kits appreciating the techniques of acclaimed painters and sculptors. A great long afternoon!
  • I only explored the sculpture garden, but I would highly recommend you check it out if you’re in the area. It’s free, and spans a huge amount of land, including into the woods. I went on a Saturday morning and it was not crowded and so peaceful. If I go back I would definitely want to go in the morning again!
  • Inside and out, totally worth a trip! The walking/biking trails are fantastic with exhibits throughout. Lots of places to interact with art and get up close to it. Kid friendly and welcoming, we love to stop by and see what is new. Best part - FREE!
  • I really enjoyed the museum. When I first pulled up I was a little confused by the layout but after visiting the inside it made more sence. The art on display is pretty incredible. The different mediums used from sculpture using forms to hand blown glass it is all awe inspiring. Highly recommended!!
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