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The Nasher Museum, Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Café are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 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. Specific health and safety information will be updated on this page.

All visitors entering the Nasher building agree to abide by The Duke Compact standards.

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

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 nasherimages@duke.edu

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 wendy.hower@duke.edu

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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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.