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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

  • 2001 Campus Dr, Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 684-5135
  • Fax: (919) 681-8624

Duke University’s focal point for visual arts is the 65,000-sqare-foot, Rafael Viñoly-designed Nasher Museum of Art. The permanent collection includes Medieval art, pre-Columbian American works, classical pieces, and an ever-growing list of modern and contemporary works.

The striking building also houses an auditorium, two classrooms, and a café that host a wide variety of programs, including lectures, talks with artists, film series, social gatherings, and more. Revolving collections also include exhibits that travel around the world, ensuring that the Nasher is always an exciting and fascinating destination, and a great place to explore art in the region.

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  • Business Hours: Tu, W, F, Sa, 10am-5pm; Th, 10am-9pm; Su, 12pm-5pm.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 1.90
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 16.2
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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Comments Regarding Groups: Guided public tours are held most Thursdays at 6:30 pm,
  • Group Rates: $5-$15
  • Scheduling Policy: Private Guided Tours are offered for groups of 10 to 60 people; please call or visit our website for
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 6
  • Total Sqft.: 15,000
  • Largest Room: 500
  • Theatre Capacity: 173
  • Classroom Capacity: 22
  • Sleeping Rooms: 0
  • Exhibits: 0
  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Ceiling: 12
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Great Hall

Kenan Distinguished Lecture with Larissa MacFarquhar

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DJ Listening Party

Local DJs spin records inspired by "Southern Accent," including Brendan Greaves and Harrison Haynes, who co-curated the Southern Accent Music Library (with Nasher Museum Chief Curator …

Click! Triangle Photography Festival Keynote Address

Jerry Uelsmann will give a talk as a keynote speaker of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival at the Nasher Museum Auditorium at Duke University, followed by a reception and book-signing at …

Trisha Brown Dance Company • 'In Plain Site' (at Nasher Museum)

Trisha Brown has serious avant-garde and postmodern dance bona fides: she was a founding member of the experimental Judson Dance Theater before striking off on her own in the late 1960s to become a …

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