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.
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.
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.
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!
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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