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The Nasher Museum is dedicated to presenting contemporary art from around the world, and showcasing art made by historically underrepresented groups. Founded in 2005 on the campus of Duke University, the museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 10,000 works, with strong holdings in medieval, pre-Colombian, classical, and modern and international contemporary art. Free guided tours are made available to groups of ten or less two days a week.
With a collection of around 2500 works of art by 75 artists, ArtSource is a must visit for art lovers and patrons. Specializing in fine art, the gallery hosts theme-based exhibitions and showcases artwork by local talents on a monthly rotation. This ensures that each time you step in, there will always be something new and fresh awaiting you here. Browse through the selection and take home a few eye-catching paintings.
This contemporary and fine art gallery in the heart of Raleigh’s warehouse district hosts juried art shows, monthly exhibitions by regional artists, and more than 30 resident artists working in 12 studios. The gallery is a great place to get a first-hand look at the local art community. Raleigh residents are encouraged to participate in juries, local artists teach workshops and master classes, and the gallery stays open late during weekend art walk events. A gift shop offers smaller works for sale made by resident artists.
This storefront gallery in the restored historic Mahler Building showcases contemporary art by emerging and established artists on the regional and national level. Though small, the gallery has a nice collection of works in different media, with a focus on photography, prints, paintings, and North Carolina fine crafts. The full service gallery provides art consulting, featured exhibitions, and hosts lectures.
This fine art gallery on the second floor of a historic building is a storehouse of regional and national art in a variety of styles and media. While the gallery focuses on paintings and original prints, it also sells photographs, glass-work, books, and mixed media sculptures of more than 25 artists. Six to eight exhibits are held at Adam Cave every year. Visitors, take note: Adam Cave is home to a beautiful collection of historic 19th and 20th Century American prints.