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Ackland Art Museum

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Great McAllister SW art exhibit, good knowledgeble staff, much improved

Ackland in Ch Hill was very enjoyable-free admission, free parking. Great exhibit by the late Dr... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
Really interesting exhibitions

This is a small museum but the special and ongoing exhibitions are great. We always try to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia T
Chapel Hill, 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 1 week ago

Ackland in Ch Hill was very enjoyable-free admission, free parking. Great exhibit by the late Dr. Hugh McAllister collection of SW art. It seemed their other collections and exhibits were much improved. Staff was helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum but the special and ongoing exhibitions are great. We always try to visit every new show since they are often innovative as well as informative.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

This is not the Louvre or the Prada, but if you only have a few hours, that’s a good thing. They have a nice representative sampling of paintings, ceramics and sculptures from different time periods. When we were there they also had on exhibit the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

This is a small free museum in the centre of Chapel Hill. The paintings and artifacts are well presented and described. There is no real identity and exhibits range from prehistoric sculpture to very modern painting. There are examples from Degas, Rodin, Rembrandt and Pissaro...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

Things I love about this museum: It's small enough to see everything in one visit It has a tiny but excellent gift shop (I bought several gifts I haven't seen anywhere else) It has some beautiful sculpture and paintings, mostly by artists I never heard...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 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 Art T
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