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Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill

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Since 1958, the Ackland Art Museum has been one of North Carolina's most important cultural resources.

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 16,000 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.
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  • art lovers must see the museum. Every 3-4 months there are new exhibitions. Check the website of it..  more »
  • Though parking is a bit difficult to find on weekdays due to this museum's location on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, the art is well worth the trouble. Their collection is small enough that it can be...  more »
  • Current exhibit - Flora & Fauna - is exquisite! Run go see it while it's still there! The rest of the collection is a bit too 'expansive.' It would be better if if focused on two or three and went dee...  more »
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  • Helpful staff. Great permanent collection. Diverse visiting collections. Check out the Calendar of events.
  • Great art museum. They have a variety of exhibits that keep you interested.
  • Check it out--its free! Ackland has an amazing collection of ancient-modern art. The exhibits rotate and change with relative frequency; look them up online and see what the current exhibits are. Compared to other art museums I have visited, Ackland is on the smaller side, but I don't see that as a negative.
  • Lots of things for kids to do to interact with art, very friendly staff and easy to get to. Good shows, interesting collection and free.
  • This museum is a little gem. There are amazing pieces you would never expect to find here. Chapel Hill is really lucky to have it, a must see.