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Ackland Art Museum

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Address: 101 S. Columbia St, Unc-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: +1 919-966-5736
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000...
The Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes several special exhibitions each year. Admission is always free to all.
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Nice little museum.

The museum is small but had some really nice artwork. There were many exhibits from young artists from the area which was a nice touch. The second floor was closed when we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Durham, NC
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The museum is small but had some really nice artwork. There were many exhibits from young artists from the area which was a nice touch. The second floor was closed when we were there, my only complaint is that I wish it was bigger!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The facade belies some of the rotating collections and it is a very easy to view museum. If you get lucky, UNC's MFA class will be showing off their year-end projects, as I did. But is a great mix of paintings and sculpture with a fraction of its entire collection on display at any given time so it makes for... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Ackland Art Museum is affiliates with UNC. There is a permanent collection that serves art history students and a very good Asian art collection. The temporary exhibits are excellent with programs, talks or just time to look for yourself. There is a very good gift shop down the street. Nice in that there is a gift shop but the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went here during our romantic getaway for our anniversary. The artwork was beautiful and the folks working there were really nice and informative. Conveniently located on Franklin Street. The only thing I would change is the parking situation. It was definitely a challenge to find somewhere to park, but that is any downtown really. Did not take from our... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You wouldn't expect to find an art museum in such a small town. But, while small, it does have a good range of art. From ancient to the modern, across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the new world, it offers a taste of art for free. Located on the northwest corner of campus, it's an easy walk.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a rather small museum but it holds a fine and varied collection of art. And, best of all, it is free to the public. It was located very close to our our inn, so I took the time to visit. The current presentations I saw include "The Western Tradition, from Ancient art to twentieth-century art; Art from China... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This museum has everything you want. Great admission price (Free), excellent vintage/modern art, and a friendly staff. Take time out of your day to enjoy this treasure! I was impressed by the historic art there 1000s of years old.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A favorite place in Chapel HIll. We often take out-of-town guests to the wonderful museum and it's fabulous gift shop and then for a walk around downtown Chapel HIll.

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Fes-Boulemane Region, Morocco
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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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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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Additional Information about Ackland Art Museum

Address: 101 S. Columbia St, Unc-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone Number: +1 919-966-5736
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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