I adore the Nasher. We’ve been a few times recently and now it’s free thanks to some generous support. There is a fee to park, but I think it’s free on the weekends. The cafe is excellent, very delicious food and drinks. Check out the gift shop for fun ideas. They have free lockers and a coat room up the stairs. Lastly- the art!! Go check out the art!!!! So much amazing ancient and modern art with changing exhibits. I highly recommend to take the family, go with friends, or beautiful for a date.
Nov 20, 2022
Really cute gem! I had a great time at the Lichenstein exhibit. So many beautifully curated pieces. I cannot wait to come back again
Nov 5, 2022
What a remarkable facility right there on the Duke campus. We saw a very entertaining and energetic dance performance in a space that seemed perfect for the choreography. Many thanks to the museum for hosting such an event - free to the public. Can't wait for the next such event.
Oct 29, 2022
Contemporary art museum on Duke University campus.
Gorgeous building and interior, even on a cloudy day.
There's a small cafe that several people were eating at.
Only 2 exhibits were available when I visited on a Saturday, both halls included art from 1940s to recent.
No entrance/ visitor fee, please check in at the desk for a sticker & ZIP code entry. Backpacks, large bags, and water bottles will probably need to be checked.
I visited both exhibits in about 35-40 minutes. An hour would be reasonable for all 3, when they're all available.
I went by Duke Gardens first (a half mile away) where parking is cash or by app or phone. Nasher's parking lot takes cash or credit card. Both are University parking so it seems odd there's a difference.
Oct 24, 2022
Free but parking is ~$5
Great selection of critical contemporary Art without getting too woke and heavily politicized.
Beautiful facility that blends well with the Duke University campus.
Aug 12, 2022
A museum with a restaurant on Duke's campus, although meant for visitors just as much as it is for students. Because of a recent donation, the free admission is a wonderful feature that makes the Nasher more accessible. There's a wide range of art for the purists and the experimental both so that everybody should be happy. This is a great excursion for a few hours in Durham.
Jun 18, 2022
Right now not many galleries are open. Lighting wasn't wonderful. Pieces of art had some outstanding pieces