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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705-1003
+1 919-684-5135
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A gem in Durham - check it out if you're a nearby resident or an occasional visitor

Several times a year, I remember the Nasher, and what a fine experience it always proves to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Small but charming museum.

Rotating exhibits and around 4-5 exhibits at one time. Lots of local artists and good descriptions... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
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2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705-1003
+1 919-684-5135
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Several times a year, I remember the Nasher, and what a fine experience it always proves to be! Today I viewed 'Transcendent Imagery from the Contemporary Collection'. A most interesting gallery exhibit - a variety of paintings, photographs, and sculpture guaranteed to spark interest in...More

Thank carolinanorte
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rotating exhibits and around 4-5 exhibits at one time. Lots of local artists and good descriptions of everything. Not free if not a Duke student. Recommend spending 1-2 hours there. There are also some sketching classes and a delicious cafe.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon first glance, you dont realize just how large the interior space of the museum is. There is a large space when you enter and the exhibits branch off the central space. The collection is broad. Objects ranging from modern to antiquity await your discerning...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small art museum is fun and located not far from the Duke Campus and Duke Gardens. They feature, quarterly, Art and other objects. Check their web site!

Thank ejohn8
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We visited on a rainy day in May. The museum is noted as being small, but the 3 exhibits we saw where well worth the $5 admission fee. I really liked the European and Meso-american displays. Overall we spent 2 hours there. I'm sure we...More

Thank tramsell
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very small but lovely with good light and a few shows here and there. Very nice restaurant, good for lunch or brunch.

Thank achef
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I had a couple hours to kill before I had to head back to the airport. The Nasher was close by so I popped in. This is quite a small museum but has some very nice selections of art; anything from Ancient Greece to ultra...More

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Located on the Duke Campus, it was a surprise treat. First I wandered into the African galleries full of artifacts from tribal societies in Africa. Some of the items seem to still carry remnants of the power they carried when they were in use, European,...More

1  Thank James T
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank Hill_Runner_NC
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Thank geraleeseeast
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