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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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At least there was a lecture worth attending

We had some time after visiting UNC and the Ackland Museum so we headed over to Duke to check out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great small museum-excellent exhibits

I love this small museum. The recent Carlo Dolci exhibit was gorgeous. It's one of those where I... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Durham, North Carolina
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2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27705-1003
+1 919-684-5135
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time after visiting UNC and the Ackland Museum so we headed over to Duke to check out the Nasher. I'd say it's time for Duke to step up it's competition with UNC on the art front as the collection is small and...More

Thank pcyork
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I love this small museum. The recent Carlo Dolci exhibit was gorgeous. It's one of those where I had to go twice. This was the country's first ever exhibit by this Florentine painter. What a joy to see these lesser known pieces. Keep up the...More

Thank signchris
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Well designed, well organized, nice staff and plenty of art to see and talk about. Even the food is good. It seems to get better every time we visit. I must stop.

Thank drbork52
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A must see gallery of paintings curated from the original founders private collection. For those who have been to many museum all over the world you will be delightfully surprised. I was most impressed by the local contribution. It is an unmitigated pleasure to experience...More

Thank Divatrails
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I went to the Nasher to see the Carlo Dolci Art Exhibit. Admission included the rest of the Nasher regular museum. The exhibit was nicely spaced, with good descriptions of each piece, and the area was properly lit to view the art.

Thank DYHGarden
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a new addition to Durham as I have been here 31 years and the previous art collection was not housed in such a grand building. This is impressive. That we can also eat a great lunch or dinner while we see art is...More

Thank minerjoan1
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Good food and drink menu in an elegant setting. If the weather is nice, the outdoor patio provides a welcome, uncrowded space.

Thank MarkSJ
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable hour. Some nice exhibits. Would rather spend time in a larger facility with more variety.

Thank rebboeb
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Visiting the Nasher Museum was a pleasant experience. Small museum with great permanent and temporary exhibits. We caught Carlo Dolci as the temporary exhibit and that was a great collection to appreciate. We also enjoyed going through the permanent collection. Although it is a small...More

2  Thank Su A
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Not a large museum but they have an interesting permanent collection and we saw a very nice special exhibit there. Worth the trip and the time to visit.

1  Thank thefrenchguy2015
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