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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 17 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A small collection of art that circulates around universities, but not bad for a public university art museum

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Camberley, Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A fascinating exhibition about the history of photography was on when I was there - from very early to very modern work

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Madison, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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