VISIT


2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705-1003
Phone (919) 684-5135


Monday    Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday    10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday    10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday    12 PM - 5 PM


Parking is not included in the ticket price. Parking at the Nasher Museum is $2 per hour, payable at kiosks in the museum lot.

Parking is free for all Brummer Society Members.


To protect the works of art and for the safety of our visitors, backpacks, oversized bags, umbrellas and other bulky items are not permitted in the galleries. A limited number of lockers will be available to store bulky items. Strollers, front-worn baby carriers, wheelchairs and walkers are permitted. Tickets are subject to availability. Admittance to all programs is on a space-available basis.


From Raleigh and the East:

This route is via Interstate 40 West: Take exit 279B to NC State Route 147 North, Durham Freeway. Continue on the Durham Freeway and take Exit 14, Swift Avenue. Turn LEFT onto Swift Avenue. Continue for about one half mile to Duke University Road. Turn RIGHT on Duke University Road. Immediately after Oregon Street, turn RIGHT into the museum parking lot.

From Chapel Hill and the South:

This route is via Chapel Hill Boulevard, US 15-501 North. In Durham, take US 15-501 North, marked Duke University/Medical Center. (Do not take 15-501 Business.) Continue on 15-501 and take Exit 107, marked NC State Route 751/Duke University West Campus. Turn RIGHT onto NC 751, and continue for about 1 mile. At the third traffic light, Duke University Road, turn LEFT. Continue on Duke University Road for about 8/10th of a mile, cross Anderson Street and make a LEFT turn into the museum parking lot.

From Virginia and the North:

This route is via Interstate 85 South: In Durham, take Exit 174A for US 15-501 South Bypass - Duke University/Chapel Hill. Continue on US 15-501 and take Exit 107, marked NC State Route 751/Duke University West Campus. Turn LEFT onto NC 751 and continue for about 1 mile. At the fourth traffic light, Duke University Road, turn LEFT. Continue on Duke University Road for about 8/10th of a mile, cross Anderson Street and make a LEFT turn into the museum parking lot.

From the Triad and the West:

This route is via Interstate 85 North: In Durham, take Exit 172, NC State Route 147, Durham Freeway. Continue on the Durham Freeway and take Exit 14, Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Swift Avenue. Continue for about one half mile to Duke University Road. Turn RIGHT on Duke University Road. Immediately after Oregon Street, turn RIGHT into the museum parking lot.


Information about K-12, public tours and Duke class visits can be found on our Tours Page.


During regular museum hours, visitors may dine in the Nasher Museum Café for lunch on weekdays, dinner on Thursday evenings, or brunch on the weekends. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made online. Nasher Museum members receive a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café. Make your reservation now.

During Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art, group dining for up to 30 guests will be available in the University Classroom by prior arrangement on Thursdays and Fridays. Details, group dining menus and reservation requests are available online.

Nasher Museum members receive a 10% discount in the Nasher Café.


Plan an event during Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art

During the Calder exhibition, event planners can host world-class events while surrounded by beautiful sculptures and mobiles and dramatic architecture. The Nasher Museum may be rented for private events any night of the week except Thursdays. Choose the convenience of the Night at the Nasher package, or work with one of our approved caterers to create a custom experience. For more information see our facility rental page, or to rent the museum for your private event, contact the Special Events Coordinator at nasherevents@duke.edu or 919-684-3321.


The Nasher Museum has partnered with Durham-based coffee houses and cafés to celebrate Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art. Visit any one of the local coffee houses listed below and be on the lookout for Calder-inspired drink specials and menu items.

Beyú Caffé
Blue Coffee Café
Foster’s Market
Joe Van Gogh
Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Café
Nasher Museum Café
Parker and Otis
Saladelia
Respite
The Broad Street Café


Shopping during Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art
The Nasher Museum Store, located in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall, offers the exhibition catalogue in hardcover ($40) and a wide selection of mobiles, books, stationery, clothing, jewelry and other related home and personal accessories. Or shop online.

Nasher Museum members receive a 10% discount and Brummer Society Members receive a 20% discount in the Nasher Museum store and online store.