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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 17 attractions in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Loved the masters paintings, Western art exhibit through the years and also the India exhibit, a great hour in our day..learned a lot & enjoyed it, friendly staff & well-maintained and FREE! Our freshman UNC student told us about it & already loves it, great resource.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

On Franklin St in the main part of CH. Free and lovely to stop in for a visit. Takes about an hour and worth the time.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I love the Japanese art exhibit on display while we were there. It interested me more than my 12 year old daughter as she was bored to death, but I'm glad we went in and experienced it!

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South Windsor, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We enjoyed the art show we saw, and the other exhibits at this small university museum. All in all, a delightful time was had.

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The building is not bad and the layout of the museum is quite good. But the showings we have been to are somewhat disappointing - there is nothing to excite and tantalize. There is plenty of room so they should be able to attract some major art pieces and paintings.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The museum itself is small but they do have some interesting art / artifacts, depending on when you visit. Free entrance.

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