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

Temporary Parking Changes

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WHEN: Now through early November
WHAT: The Campus Drive entrance to our parking lot will be closed and 33 parking spots will be unavailable.
WHY: Two new underground pipes need to be installed, linking the museum to Duke’s chilled water system.
HOW: For a few weeks, please enter the parking lot via Duke University Road.
FREE: We recommend free parking in the gravel lot across from the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, one block away on Duke University Road.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Parking Alternatives During Construction at the Nasher Museum

Visitors: Consider dropping off companions at the Anderson Street entrance before finding parking nearby.


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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
Full dinner menu 5 to 9 PM
(last seating at 8 PM)
Brunch 10 AM to 2 PM
Brunch Noon to 2:30 PM

Featured Featured Video

So You Brought a Backpack to the Museum

So you brought a backpack to the museum. Backpacks, outside of the gallery context, are a net positive on society. Although, I haven’t actually researched the backpack industry’s practices so I can’t say that for certain. ...

by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Duration 1m14s Published

Featured Featured Video

So You Brought a Water Bottle to the Museum

Ah, water. Nature’s soda. Water is essential to the functioning of humanity. We drink water, we cry water, we beseech Mother Nature for water. But inside the galleries, you’ll have to make do with oxygen. Clich...

by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Duration 1m14s Published

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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