North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

4.8
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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  • Stopped by here on a Friday night and also returned on Saturday afternoon. Free admission which is great. This is a terrific place to walk around and get some culture. Nice art pieces. They had a lot ...  more »
  • Wonderful museum in a park like setting with trails and art everywhere. Very diverse and thoughtful collection, all well displayed with space to appreciate each work. Impressive Rodin collection, some...  more »
  • Excellent museum with paintings, art work, and artifacts by various artists and periods from around the world. Often have top of the line traveling exhibits. Also, some outdoor musical performances.  more »
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  • This is probably one of my favorite hidden gems in our area! Never disappoints from the miles of trails, the pocket park for little kids (complete with covered area), art classes, concerts, movies and the exhibits. Always something for everyone even if you aren't an art enthusiast! The parking is easily accessible too. Would highly recommend to anyone living here or visiting!
  • I wish I’d allowed myself more time here during my Raleigh visit. I’d love to have seen the park. I spent most of my time in the west building, looking at the impressive Rodin collection, which was definitely the highlight for me. My favorite exhibition in the east building was Audubon’s The Birds of America. The museum owns a complete set of the four-volume work, and they display one page per volume, changing them every few months. So worth visiting this free museum for that alone. The staff there were friendly and helpful and made me feel welcome. I’d love to go back someday.
  • This museum is fantastic. The buildings and grounds hold a wide variety of art (European, American, African), modern and ancient, paintings, sculpture, light shows, and more. There is a neat outdoor walk. Inside knowledgeable docents can answer questions. There are some child friendly stations. Everyone should go!
  • I really enjoyed the trails outside. You can exercise while enjoying the sculptures. When I went, there were many young families eating at the tables near the parking lot. Others were riding bikes. Inside, the art was interesting, and there was a good mix of old and new works. There was also a small cafe but I didn't stop to eat. All in all it was one of the highlights of my trip to NC.
  • I was visiting the area and wanted to try something new on the weekend. This was a pleasant surprise. There are so many exhibits to see that you will need some hours to see them all. They offer activities for all ages and gives ways to engage in the exhibits. There is a restaurant inside the museum that offers brunch. I didn't get the time to try the food. There are outdoor exhibits as well with walking/ running trails on the grounds. You also have many spaces for outdoor eating on the lawn. The staff was also really helpful in explaining different parts of the museum.
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