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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 19 attractions in Chapel Hill
Type: Art Museums
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English first
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112 reviews 112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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24 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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6 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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