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Ackland Art Museum

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Address: 101 S. Columbia St, Unc-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: +1 919-966-5736
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000...

The Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes several special exhibitions each year. Admission is always free to all.

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Small But Worth It

This was a stop on our recent trip to Chapel Hill and my wife and I loved it. The museum is small and at the time we went a few galleries were shut down for installations but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Bern, North Carolina
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New Bern, North Carolina
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop on our recent trip to Chapel Hill and my wife and I loved it. The museum is small and at the time we went a few galleries were shut down for installations but it was great. The pieces on display were great examples from a variety of times and geographic areas. We were surprised at how... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a few interesting items, but it is a small museum with limited offerings. Perfect if you don't have a lot of time!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is a small but meaningful space. I also enjoy the fact that they will partner with the community for various events.

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Palo Alto, California
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237 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Right on the edge of the campus of U NC, In the heart of the little town of Chapel Hill Is this museum named after one of its own NC art collectors. It exhibits Mr Acklands collected works, and has currently an exhibit called "Testing" which is multi media and features some unusual works. School kids are taken to this... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Very nice small Museum. Not the MOMA in NYC but worth the time. Something for everyone from all areas of the world

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UK
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A lovely small art collection including modern works and some African and Asian pieces. Very friendly and welcoming staff and a nice atmosphere.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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164 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Excellent museum located on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. Had a surprising amount of famous artists works on display. For a free museum it was a great find!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sorry to say it but there are just not enough examples of any one particular artistic theme to make the variety of exhibits flow in any fashion. It is very small and intimate but one finds oneself switching gears from Grecian pottery shards to medieval Christian iconism in a matter of ten feet. They do crowd quite a bit into... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lovely small museum with good visiting exhibits. Your enjoyment will depend on whether there is an exhibit of interest to you. The associated store is spectacular

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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Have visited Ackland several times. Always a very pleasant art museum .... and it's free! Can it get any better than that! The layout of the museum is good two out of 3 visits the art was very good. They art exhibition items change 2/3 times a year, so check out their most current art pieces. They also offer yoga... More 

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