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The Nasher Museum, in keeping with Duke University’s campus-wide health and safety measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, will remain closed through the fall semester. All public in-person events and tours have been cancelled. The museum is open by appointment to Duke faculty, classes and students during fall 2020. 

The health and safety of museum visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Please check back for further updates. The university has adopted new policies on fall semester classes, residential life, travel, events and campus visitors. Find this update and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM (General admission is free all day.)
Sunday – Noon to 5 PM
Monday – closed


$7 Adults
$5 Seniors (65 and older)
$4 Non-Duke students with student ID

Nasher Museum members (Not a member? Join today.)
Children 17 and under
Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID
Duke alumni with alumni card or app
Active Duty Military and Veterans and up to five family members
Everyone Thursday, all day 10 AM – 9 PM
Walking through the Nasher Sculpture Garden

Holidays when the Museum is Closed

New Year’s Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

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Sculpture Garden

A $1.5 million new Sculpture Garden is the first expansion of the Nasher Museum since it was built in 2005. Admission is free and open to all. The lush green space opened on September 28, 2019, when more than 1,200 visitor...


Blue Star Museums

All Active Duty Military Personnel and up to five family members, with military ID (Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card), are invited to visit the Nasher Museum free of charge for general admission.

The Nasher Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families during the summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

360° Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour inside the Nasher Museum—and see how the museum connects Duke’s campus with downtown Durham.

Tour Durham's world-class destination for the visual arts, the Nasher Museum.
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The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In accordance with Duke University, the museum is closed to visitors until further notice. The café and store are closed. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.