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Free admission for all. Courtesy of Jennifer McCracken New (A.B.’90, J.D.’94) and Jason G. New (J.D.’94).

Summer Hours & Construction Updates

Birdseye West Garden
Rendering of Nasher Museum Sculpture Garden project, courtesy of Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture.

Please use our Campus Drive/Alexander Avenue entrance during construction of the new Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Sculpture Garden, opening in summer 2025. The project will create 270 degrees of walkable landscape for visitors, with accessible pathways and green spaces for community gatherings and events. The project also celebrates native plants and showcases art outdoors.

Nasher Museum: June Hours
Closed Wednesday, June 19, in Observance of the National Juneteenth Holiday

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM (Join us in the evenings for Thursdays at the Nasher!)
Sunday: Noon to 5 PM

Nasher Museum: July Hours Due to Construction
Closed July 2 to July 14
Closed Thursday nights July 18 and July 25

Nasher Museum Café: June Hours
Closed Wednesday, June 19, for National Juneteenth Holiday
Closed for Thursday dinner all month
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
Brunch 10 AM to 2 PM
Brunch Noon to 2:30 PM

Nasher Museum Café: July Hours Due to Construction
Closed July 2 to July 14
Open for lunch and brunch July 15 to 31

Nasher Museum Café: August Hours
Open for lunch and brunch throughout August
Reopening August 15 for Thursday dinner

Museum location:
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC 27705


Groups of Eight or More Visiting?

Please let us know in advance! Call 919-684-1169. Thank you!

Reservations by Appointment for Faculty and Students

Two Duke Students admire artist Hung Liu's 2000 work of art Storyteller
Two Duke Students admire artist Hung Liu's 2000 work of art Storyteller. Photo by J Caldwell.

We invite faculty and program coordinators to reserve a time for their students to engage with the Nasher Museum collection and exhibitions through self-guided or guided tours with Nasher Museum staff.

To make a reservation please fill out the museum visit request form. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how the Nasher can support your teaching, please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at

Make a reservation online

Temporary Viewing of Specific Works

Duke faculty may request that the museum make specific works of art temporarily available to students to support course themes or objectives. Works of art would be on view within the Great Hall or Lecture Hall for facilitated, safe viewing. For example, students might approach works of art one by one, for close viewing. To arrange for a special viewing please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at These opportunities are limited.

Photo Policy

May I take pictures or video of the works of art I see?

Yes! Please feel free to record your visit or take pictures, without flash and for personal, non-commercial use only. Share with us on Instagram @NasherMuseum!

There may be occasional restrictions on photography in special exhibitions. Please check signs or ask a staff member for assistance.

To keep our visitors and collections safe, the Nasher Museum prohibits the use of tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, and drones in our museum and sculpture garden.

We appreciate your consideration of other Nasher Museum visitors by taking photographs/videos in an unobtrusive manner.

Visit our online collection to find and save images of some of the works of art you may have seen during your visit. A portion of the collection is also on Google Arts & Culture, zoom in close to view important works in our collection.

If you have any questions about our photography policy or the reproduction of your images, please contact us at

If you would like to request permission to take photo shoots, press or commercial photographs or videography sessions in the museum, please contact Wendy Hower, Director of Engagement and Marketing at

The Nasher Museum may photograph visitors and program participants on occasion for Duke-related promotional purposes. By entering the Nasher Museum, visitors are granting their permission to be included in such photographs.

Make the Most of your Visit

  • Enter the museum through the Anderson Street entrance
  • Bring your Duke ID for scanning
  • Follow all Duke United guidelines and be mindful of The Duke Compact standards everyone signed.
  • Make note of floor decals that serve as safe distance reminders
  • Nasher staff might remind visitors to safely distance from others
  • All visitors must end their visit 25 minutes before open hours are over
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