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Ackland Art Museum

Columbia and Franklin Sts., UNC at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
919 966 5736
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Art Museums
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Madison, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We only went to their shop, but I love it great place to Christmas shop. The museum must be called to go and get access for handicapped. Will definitely do that next time

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Part of UNC and admission is free. It's best to pay for parking and make time for the museum, a stroll around the campus and downtown, and perhaps even a visit to the Morehead Planetarium, if you want to make a full day of it. The Ackland has many community events.

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I visited this art museum recently and really enjoyed it. It's unique history makes it quite interesting. The benefactor Ackland wanted his remains to be buried with his donations, Initially it was donated to Duke University but they would not abide by this requirement so after some years of litigation he gave it to UNC Chapel Hill.... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Did not have enough time to explore. I was parked at meter 10 minutes away and had used all my coins for 1.5 hours. Rushed through to exhibits to rush back to car.

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Los Angeles, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It is little and easy to navigate. They even had a room where you could curate photos of artwork. Centrally located with a quick walk from hotel.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I always like visiting the Ackland museum because it is a great way to see awesome art and spend a few hours enjoying other cultures. There is no admission fee but they accept donations. They keep a nice collection and we usually are through seeing everything in about two hours. I will keep coming back to see what acquire in... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Ackland Art Museum is a real gem. The collections are excellent and the current Joseph McCrindle exhibit - An Eye for the Unexpected a variety of drawings, paintings and etchings that are worth your time; and, it's free. Do consider a donation when you exit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There are always new shows and exhibits here. My favorite is always the MFA show in the spring. The venue is nice and the shows always display talented artists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I didn't expect much from UNC's museum, but instead I was suprised. Ackland is a beautiful little museum with artwork from all over the world and from different eras. Good selection of European and American modern art. The temporary exhibits are almost always interesting and worthy of a top tier museum.

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Durham, North Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Do not just walk by, walk in and you will be transported away from the frenzy of Franklin - somewhere new and your soul will thank you.

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