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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  • Multi media features: video, recycling, music, crochet, etc. Very easy toget around. Layout was unique. 
    Multi media features: video, recycling, music, crochet, etc. Very easy toget around. Layout was unique.  more »
  • The museum offers a journey through different art periods. What I preferred was the outside walk which is easy and takes about an hour. It showcases huge works of art and pieces which are worth... 
    The museum offers a journey through different art periods. What I preferred was the outside walk which is easy and takes about an hour. It showcases huge works of art and pieces which are worth...  more »
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  • We sat outside in the grassy park area on a blanket on a beautiful sunny afternoon. We packed a light picnic to enjoy. The grounds are always clean. I enjoy seeing so many come out, taking formal pictures. Yes, we saw someone taking bridal photo portraits with the big sculptures. There are trails and even a playground for kids. Plenty of space for everyone to be outside and do their own activities.
  • It's hard to beat free, especially when it comes in the form of a luxury experience. It's easily one of the best free art museums I've ever seen! However, be prepared; security will follow you around at some point. All the buildings represent an eclectic arrangement of art from across the world. There are plenty of collections/activities for children as well. The park is excellent for walkers, bikers, and art enthusiasts alike. Sadly, a majority of the exhibits in the main building were being curated or temporarily closed. With that said, the other facilities and parks are fantastic!

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