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The Nasher Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM with free admission for all. Reservations are not required.

We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. The museum will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.

Masks are a must. To keep the Duke community safe, all visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.

The museum is closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Nasher Museum Café has reopened to the public and now offers in-person dining outside, Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM (with beverage service until 4 PM), subject to university and local guidance in effect at the time.

Remarkable Events in a Unique Destination... When it is Safe to be Together

Known for its modernist architecture and contemporary aesthetic, the Nasher Museum is a unique destination on a hill surrounded by tall pines on Duke University’s campus. Whether you are planning a cocktail reception following a keynote lecture or your dream wedding reception, our Special Events team will guide you every step of the way from start to finish.

New: an elegant outdoor events space! The Sculpture Garden is a beautiful green plaza for cocktail parties under the stars, outdoor performances and more.

Event Rental Inquiry Form

We encourage interested parties to complete our Event Rental Inquiry Form below as we are still accepting requests. While we are not booking rental events while the museum is temporarily closed given the COVID-19 shutdown, we look forward to discussing a future event with you.

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The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with ongoing health and safety protocols and free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.