Since 1958, the Ackland Art Museum has been one of North Carolina's most important cultural resources.Plan to see Ackland Art Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Chapel Hill trip builder website .
With free admission to all, the Ackland Art Museum presents more than a dozen exhibitions every year, offering a wide stylistic range of art, from contemporary American photography to European master paintings, video installations to Early Modern portraits. The Ackland’s holdings – over 18,000 works of art – include significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, African art, North Carolina pottery, and folk art. In addition, the Ackland has North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs). The Museum's second floor Study Gallery is a dynamic space that exhibits art installed specifically for use by University classes.
The Ackland has a vibrant and active program and event schedule offering music, films, gallery talks, and other activities on weekends and during the Museum's extended Thursday evening hours.
Ackland Art Museum Reviews
Right now, there is a unique exhibit featuring the work of women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. I feel quite privileged to have enjoyed this collection. Remarkable portraits, several disp... more »
Ackland in Ch Hill was very enjoyable-free admission, free parking. Great exhibit by the late Dr. Hugh McAllister collection of SW art. It seemed their other collections and exhibits were much improve... more »
Came to view the featured display, "Way Out West." Lots of art to view, well designed layouts. We especially enjoyed the Asian pottery exhibit that was arranged by color. Left off the last star as so much was interpretive- great for art/culture studies, just not quite general public material, I felt.
The museum for the people, right in the middle of Chapel Hill! Admission is always free. The exhibits are varied, gorgeous, and thought-provoking. The art at the Ackland includes pieces from thousands of years ago and pieces from right now, from all over the world and from our own area. We really have a treasure in the Ackland Art Museum.
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