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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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  • The Museum Park was outstanding and busy on a Labor Day when most of the main attractions were closed. Don't miss the Rodans! 
    The Museum Park was outstanding and busy on a Labor Day when most of the main attractions were closed. Don't miss the Rodans!  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • What a nice community resource! The grounds are lovely. This is both an indoor and outdoor experience. The West Building has the permanent collection, and it's very decent with a few big names (Raphael, Monet, Rodin). Loved that everything is free. Lots of outdoor space designated for events and short walks/hikes.
  • This place is free? I just don't understand how this huge place is free for all to enjoy. Amazing grounds, fun sculptures, interactive art,nature beautifully maintained, extensive walking trails... I could go on about the unique gem that this place is, but instead I say go see for yourself. All the amenities too, free parking, access to a cafe, bicycle rental, great places to relax and take a break. The only thing that it might be worth knowing before going is if you mainly want to stay indoors call before you go, on our particular visit the west building was closed and the east building has a large number of exhibits getting redone, so if you plan was not to be outside and walking around talking it all in you may not have enjoyed it as much as there would be limited things to see.

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