North Carolina Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd (at Wade Ave Extension), Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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The NC Museum of Art offers a collection spanning more than 5,000 years, a variety of exhibitions and programs, and the nation’s largest art museum park.


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    Michael H.
    Including a little walking trail.(2 Tips)
    Visit North Carolina
    View over 30 Rodin sculptures(2 Tips)
    Ben S.
    Live music!(3 Tips)
    Mary Kate
    sure to use the cell phone tour(3 Tips)
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  • beautiful interiors
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  • Ashley P.

    Outside cinema in the summer, walk with outside sculpture and enjoy a great museum.

    Ashley Phillips · April 26
  • Bre

    Movie nights during the summer are the best here!

    Bre · March 2
  • Emilio C.

    The collection here is pretty good. I love the outdoor spaces.

    Emilio C · February 9
  • Jeff B.


    Jeff Bowman · January 17
  • Susan A.

    Beautiful interior spaces, great event calendar, and lovely sculpture park.

    Susan Agliata · December 27, 2014
  • Camile R.

    We are surprisingly lovers of art!

    Camile Ro · November 9, 2014
  • Brandee D.

    Terrible music venue. The pit sits higher than the first few rows of seats making it impossible to see the stage. Rude staff, no ADA area that's actually marked. Will never see a concert here again.

    Brandee D · October 25, 2014
  • Michael H.

    Depending on the types of art that interest you, there appears to be a little of everything. Including a little walking trail. Good for a couple hours.

    Michael Huber · September 6, 2014
  • Daniel E.

    Rodin Sculptures.

    Daniel Engel · August 23, 2014
  • Kaitlin T.

    It's free, and there's lots of great pieces here. What more could you ask for?

    Kaitlin T · August 18, 2014
  • Brandy G.

    Make sure to use the cell phone tour - with audio wand, calling or downloading from website - great insight and one of my favorites!

    Brandy Gyn · March 13, 2014
  • Yancy

    Here to watch "The Porsche Way" as part of the "Porsche By Design" exhibit here at NCMA. #ncma #porsche #theporscheway #porschebydesign

    Yancy · January 11, 2014
  • Steve B.

    I can now Remove from my bucket list. :)

    Steve Braxton · March 1, 2013
  • Nick H.

    Get here early or this is all you'll see!

    Nick Hingtgen · August 18, 2012
  • The News & Observer

    Light is essential to the ever-changing experience of the new museum. In the Classical Court, Roman marble sculptures bask in the morning sun. Openings in the ceiling allow the light to be adjusted. Read more

    The News & Observer · July 23, 2012
  • SundanceTV

    They host interesting, solid events (movie series). Their grounds are beautiful and are themselves interesting to look at and explore--and they're free!

    SundanceTV · July 13, 2012
  • Teresa S.

    looks cool

    Teresa Stone · May 9, 2012
  • Lori F.

    Great walking trails.

    Lori F · April 15, 2012
  • Aaron W.

    Membership is cheap. Check out the Audubon display!

    Aaron Whitener · February 23, 2012
  • Cristina R.

    After the Mona Lisa 2 by Devorah Sperber is hands-down the coolest thing in the museum!

    Cristina Roman · January 21, 2012
  • Sheila G.

    Best Rodin Collection outside of NYC & LA

    Sheila Gasquet · January 20, 2012
  • Sheila G.

    Best Rodin collection outside of NYC & LA

    Sheila Gasquet · January 20, 2012
  • Jessica J.

    Check out "The Green Bridge II" by Lyonel Feininger - my favorite painting here.

    Jessica J. · January 15, 2012
  • Christine S.

    The thinker has gone to California!

    Christine Sadel · January 4, 2012
  • Joshua H.

    Have to eat at Iris!

    Joshua Hernandez · December 3, 2011
  • Duke University

    1st Big Weekend (Duke U) - Sept 2 - Presbyterian Campus Ministry Movie Night. "The King's Speech" Meet at 8:00 pm at Duke East Campus Bus Stop.

    Duke University · August 30, 2011
  • Kathy B.

    I love visiting here whenever I'm in Raleigh. What a wonderful treasure!

    Kathy B. · July 17, 2011
  • Chris V.

    If sitting on the lawn for a concert, get here early enough to stake out some space for your chair, and bring snacks!

    Chris Vuocolo · June 5, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    Don't panic!

    Jeff Hunt · June 4, 2011
  • Mary Kate

    Make sure to use the cell phone tour - with audio wand, calling or downloading from website - great insight and one of my favorites! Read more

    Mary Kate · March 28, 2011
  • Andrew R.

    The flowers and butterflies that form a jet in the atrium of the old museum building is among my favorite pieces of art ever.

    Andrew Roman · January 23, 2011
  • Ben S.

    Grab a glass of wine (or two) and enjoy Art in the Evening on Friday nights from 5:30-8:00 next to Iris. Live music!

    Ben Steel · January 15, 2011
  • Visit North Carolina

    The first publicly funded art museum in the US got an artful makeover in 2010. View over 30 Rodin sculptures, catch a traveling exhibit and explore their great outdoor spaces.

    Visit North Carolina · January 4, 2011
  • Christine S.

    Go to the info desk at 1:30 for a docent lead tour, you might get me as your tourguide!

    Christine Sadel · December 24, 2010
  • the bull

    Tailgate for tailgating here

    the bull · November 13, 2010
  • Justin B.

    Decent museum. Too much security walking around, causes it to lose the relaxed atmosphere you would expect to have at an art museum. I do understand the need though. Not enough parking.

    Justin Bauer · November 8, 2010
  • Kia Q.

    Check Out what's in the box series for kids Read more

    Kia Quick · October 5, 2010
  • Amanda K.

    great art... extraordinary!?

    Amanda Kohar · September 18, 2010
  • Antoinette R.

    Closed on Mondays

    Antoinette Russell · August 30, 2010
  • Ivy H.

    Someone go with me!

    Ivy Hageman · August 8, 2010
  • Charlotte W.

    New part doesn't look like much from the outside but the atypical layout does wonders for displaying the art. Don't miss the bamboo outside!

    Charlotte W · August 5, 2010
  • the bull

    Friday outdoor movies are awesome... beer and wire available

    the bull · July 25, 2010
  • Brandon B.

    Gotta check out the trails around the property. You'll find hidden art and get a great exercise. The bridge across 440 is fun too.

    Brandon Beasley · June 15, 2010
  • Alesia

    Walk across the bridge connecting the Ncma and Meredith with cars on the beltline zooming below.

    Alesia · December 30, 2009
  • Eleanor H.

    Walk to the Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky in the Museum Park and check out the camera obscura effect inside. Read more

    Eleanor H · December 21, 2009

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