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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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Address: 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705-1003
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+1 919-684-5135
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small, but worth a visit

The Nasher Museum is tucked within the Duke campus and is a delightful small art museum. It is a very modern, airy building, with a huge open atrium that houses reception, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pfafftown, NC
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Pfafftown, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nasher Museum is tucked within the Duke campus and is a delightful small art museum. It is a very modern, airy building, with a huge open atrium that houses reception, the cafe and seating areas, with the galleries set around the perimeter. One gallery houses their permanent collection with the other two for rotating exhibitions. They had the "Southern... More 

Thank Hill_Runner_NC
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Museum and was pleasantly surprised that they had a live artist that day, Candy Carver. We went for one thing and were pleasantly surprised when we were asked to participate in the arts and crafts session. We went to experience art and were able to take some of our own home. IT was a great experience.

Thank geraleeseeast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Museum portrays recent arts based on past.Some of the artifacts are old, but many are based on Paintings Photographs based on Sothern American History.The Museum is in 3 parts, each defining different time lines.

Thank RbellBangalore
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for things to do during my Thanksgiving visit. 5 of us went and thoroughly enjoyed. The museum lives up to the Nasher standards. Especially enjoyed the Southern Accents exhibition. A few in our group ate at the restaurant and gave it high marks.

Thank Connie B
Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Nasher Museum is one of the real jewels of Duke University. The quality of the art is outstanding, with exhibits that are easy to navigate.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We wandered in, not knowing too much about this museum - and were we surprised! Fabulous cafe, wonderful exhibit (Southern Accents) and interesting permanent collection. What a jewel!

Thank Zevmom
Scotch Plains, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Nasher Museum currently has a compelling exhibit of southern art. It is beautifully curated and combines interesting video, photography, mixed media and paintings. I especially loved the music section that included a very diverse selection, some well-known and some obscure but all interesting. I definitely will be back next time I visit Durham.

Thank Jillef
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like others have said, the permanent collection is rather small. I was personally more impressed with the special exhibit "Southern Accent" than I was with the permanent collection. This exhibit had a lot of poignant photographs and pieces that really made you think about how life was (and still is) like for the less privileged.

Thank BlackSheep773
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is on the smaller side and OK. The permanent exhibits are pretty small. Family day is usually a fun time to visit because of activities.

Thank morganrep
Apex, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We wait for special events that spark our interest. It is always a nice visit and the restaurant serves good food. The staff are knowledgeable and always very helpful. A nice day can be spent here.

Thank Kevin T

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