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North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

(4.7/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • I generally don't like museums because I find them sterile and elitist. I think all art should be public. But I love the NCMA--partly b/c nearly all the art is pretty much public and you can see nearl...  more »
  • We went to see an art deco car exhibit which was fantastic. I walked around the other parts of the museum and it's a nice size: not so large you feel like you need to pick what to see, but not as smal...  more »
  • I recently went to NCMoA for the Art Deco Car exhibit. I was blown away by the pieces themselves, and by the amount of detail in the signage. I always try to get to the main museum as well, but the ex...  more »
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  • I was practically born and raised in the Huntington Art Gallery where I grew up so a visit to this museum is a real treat. They have several large collections from modern art back to ancient Greek and Egyptian pieces and even the architecture of the two buildings is a sight to behold. Free admission is a real benefit and I'm glad to see my taxes support something I can really enjoy. I look forward to a return visit to their amphitheater to enjoy some live performances.
  • This quickly became one of my favorite destinations in Raleigh. Everytime I go back I am fascinated by the art inside and out. I've returned many times and there is still so much more to see. Now with the outdoor park, the large scale installations, and the many events their offerings are varied to appeal to a wide range of people in any age range.
  • It's a great museum, especially the classical art section. Some of the modern stuff is not my taste, but I know some well enjoy that as well. The collection of Christian art is better than any I've seen. The burger at the restaurant is very good, but the service is hit or miss.
  • I'm biased as a member but this is the best Museum of Art I've visited in the country! Masterfully curated with an immense and impressive permanent collection and spotted with challenging and intellectually stimulating exhibits year after year. Live music, outdoor film series on the lawn, and their fall classic film print series are personal favorites. Don't miss out on the annual Dude Fest for the screening of The Big Lewbowski every summer!
  • Beautifully procured museum. Went September 2016 and was amazed at the number of Rodin sculptures they had. I love this place. And, they show movies oustide in the grass under the stars. Lots of people come. Lovely!