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Ackland Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Well worth the trip!

The Ackland isn't necessarily a museum that will appeal to the kids, but it is definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Hidden Gem in Chapel Hill

A delightful art museum with a lovely collection of art and artifacts. The gallery guides providing... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
Kathy K
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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...more
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101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
+1 919-966-5736
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I realize this is on campus and parking is tight but the closest place to park is a block away. There are spots in back that were not in use -couldn’t a few be made available? The museum is small- the most notable fact about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

The Ackland isn't necessarily a museum that will appeal to the kids, but it is definitely worth the trip for those with a more academic bent. You should go.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

A delightful art museum with a lovely collection of art and artifacts. The gallery guides providing additional information in many of the galleries were greatly appreciated. Loved the special exhibit going on while we visited. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Although parking is a challenge in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed January 13, 2019

You get to look at different types of arts from all around the world. very friendly staff. nice paintings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

I’ve enjoyed every visit to the Ackland. The new set up is quite nice. It’s always a better experience than I think it is going to be. Currently they have a sculpture exhibition outside the entrance that is quite wonderful. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NC2427
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We learned so much more by walking through the museum with a docent, who knew lots of background about each piece in the special traveling portrait exhibition from the National Gallery. The collection of antiquities and Asian is also worth taking a look at. Tip:...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We spent a nice hour and a half touring this museum. The inside guards/receptionists were very welcoming and polite. There is a nice mix of art types to see, and we all enjoyed the selection. On a hot Saturday morning it was not crowded and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The Ackland Art Museum is a free museum in Downtown Chapel Hill. It is a smaller art museum but the museum collection is great and the rotating exhibits are also quality works. I was so impressed with the Outwin exhibit. The works engage conversation. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

The Ackland Museum has some fine work in the collection. While it might lack in the big names one would find in a major collection, many works on display are of the calibre that major museums would want in their collections. There are wonderful small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Special exhibit: Exceptional entries from the Smithsonian Institution portrait competition. It was remarkable. Wanted to just sit and absorb each portrait.

Date of experience: July 2018
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