North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Karl H
Franklin, VA15 contributions
The Museum Park was outstanding and busy on a Labor Day when most of the main attractions were closed. Don't miss the Rodans!
Written 6 September 2022
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Josue C
New Haven, CT436 contributions
I've visited my fair share of art museums and galleries, but North Carolina Museum of Art is one of the most unique. The museum is not only a collection of artwork, but a celebration of the natural world. The area that encompasses the museum covers many acres of land, with many trails, gardens, sculptures, and native plants. Folks can visit, enjoy the gardens, and spend hours before even entering the exhibit hall. There is also a amphitheater, where special shows and celebrations are shown, as well as films. The exhibits building is probably the most common part of the museum but nonetheless interesting. There is a lot of classical art but the museum's focus is based on the nature art, about improving the environment. If you are palnning a visit, I would suggest a weekday, Saturdays is very crowded. Overall, this is a very unique museum, it is definitely worth a visit, a real gem in North Carolina.
Written 26 August 2022
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Chris J
Greenville, SC54 contributions
We went to see Juda and the Black Messiah. I loved that they had security at the entrance and you could see security riding around and employees looking from the building. The setup is nice and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a movie. The museum is top notch!
Written 22 August 2022
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Madelyn Arion
Miami, FL54 contributions
Solo
After experiencing many of this country’s best art galleries and museums, I can honestly say that the North Carolina Museum of Art has a selection that can complete with them all. This is by far one of my favorite museums with an incredibly diverse range of artists, mediums, styles, and time periods. Their permanent exhibit includes sculpture and 2D pieces from antiquity to present day. With a multitude of rooms and outdoor exhibits to explore, this can easily become a full-day experience. This is one I am happy to return to each year! 🤩

Pro tip ~~~ I might advise to avoid Saturdays if at all possible, as the crowd may make your experience less enjoyable.
Written 8 August 2022
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Wendy
1 contribution
Family
good place to visit and really fun with my family。
I am going back in winter。I learn from entertainment to help for our nature。我喜欢这个博物馆的设计理念和管理系统。这里的工作人员很友善。户外室内设计都非常不错。尤其是自然的语言。
Written 16 July 2022
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Jazzybari
78 contributions
Family
Fantastic museum. Indoors and out. The collection of art is mesmerizing, thought provoking and even whimsical. The outdoor art collection is great for travelers looking to stretch their legs, you could walk for miles. Clean and welcoming
Written 10 July 2022
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Traveling2Disney
Freehold, NJ100 contributions
This was a tiny museum and was undergoing some exhibit changes so we didn't get to see it all. But it was free so we made a donation and went to see what was there. The main exhibit Fault Lines was absolutely amazing! Different examples of how we interact with the environment and how the environment affects our lives and our livelihoods. There were some powerful videos and displays that really made us think about how we take care of our environment. We explored the sculptures that were near the buildings but didn't venture further into the gardens because of the heat. Overall the museum left an impression on us and we would go back again.
Written 5 July 2022
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Charudatta B
Nashville, United States85 contributions
This is not a traditional art museum. It is very different. The east side has some painting and sculptures which very were innovatively created. Something unique which we had not before.
The west side was mix of olden art work and some newer artistic sculptures with a different twist,
Written 31 May 2022
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mbw244
Belcamp, MD180 contributions
Their collections are not that impressive but disturbingly enough the was a sigh saying the were going to be re-imagining the "People's Exhibit" to make it more diverse . I wish I had copied it down because it was stated in the fashion you have come to expect with all marxists where they appropriate themselves as exemplars of everyday people instead of the extremist viewpoint they typically represent. So expect what little there is worth seeing to be replaced with PC schlock and if you live here your paying for it, sorry.
Written 30 May 2022
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GoMichLA
Los Angeles11 contributions
Solo
Lovely museum with interesting exhibits both classical and more contemporary pieces. (No admission fee for regular exhibits.) I think I read the West Wing exhibits would be closing at the end of the month until Oct 2022 so glad I just made it in. There is also a sculpture garden bordering the West Wing that was lovely. The expansive gardens are not to be missed. Great place to picnic or just go for a leisurely stroll. Great stop in Raleigh!
Written 28 May 2022
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