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Admission is Free!

Free admission for all. Courtesy of Jennifer McCracken New and Jason New.

Holiday Hours

Thursday, December 15: Closing at 3 PM for private event
Thursday, December 22, 2022: Closing at 5 PM

Friday, December 23, 2022
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Sunday, December 25, 2022
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Nasher Museum Café will be closed for dinner on Thursday, December 22 (although open for lunch that day) and remain closed through Sunday, January 1. The café will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 (although closed for dinner on Thursday, January 5). Dinner service will resume on January 12.



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.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC 27705

Museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: Noon to 5 PM

Nasher Museum Café hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11 AM to 3 PM
Beverage service ends at 4 PM
Thursday evening: 11 AM to 8 PM
Sunday: Noon to 4 PM

Backpack Policy

Backpacks and large items are not permitted in the galleries. The museum requires all backpacks and large items to be stowed in our free and convenient new lockers. Lockers are located outside the lecture hall inside the coat room.

Photo Policy

Can I take pictures or video of the artworks 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 Lee Nisbet, Associate Registrar / Visual Resources Manager, 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.

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