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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 #9 of 19 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Art Museums
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Manassas, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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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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115 reviews 115 reviews
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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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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Ossining, New York
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26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Nice museum. Small enough to enjoy in an hour or so. Exhibitions change regularly. Worth the visit. Chamber music while we were there..Nice.

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USA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The Ackland is a little museum with lots going for it. It has always got a great show going and its permanent collection is great too., Plus the place is free!

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This sits just off Franklin Street in Heart of Chapel Hill on edge of UNC-CH campuis. Only 12-14 galleries with mostly minor artists and about 50% is special exhibitions. (Art from India this year). But worth a pop-in.

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