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Ackland Art Museum

101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
+1 919-966-5736
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Wonderful Exhibits

While in Chapel Hill I decided to stop and see the latest exhibits at Ackland. I was really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NCTraveler2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Variety of artwork on display

I am not really a big fan of museums (for personal reasons), but I enjoyed my visit to the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Biafuru O
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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 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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  • Average6%
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101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Chapel Hill I decided to stop and see the latest exhibits at Ackland. I was really impressed with the Color Across Asia from the pottery to the clothing. Then the video art of the game was fascinating to watch. You can watch the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not really a big fan of museums (for personal reasons), but I enjoyed my visit to the museum as it housed a varied of artwork from Africa (including some from Nigeria :) and Asia. Entry is free, so a good way to spend...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Such an array of art from all periods! Professionally managed and skillfully suited for all types of art lovers!

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed May 27, 2017

art lovers must see the museum. Every 3-4 months there are new exhibitions. Check the website of it..

Thank Beyza07
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2017

Thanks for your stellar review and for helping spread the word about the Ackland! If you haven't already, sign up for our eNews on ackland.org. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Though parking is a bit difficult to find on weekdays due to this museum's location on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, the art is well worth the trouble. Their collection is small enough that it can be seen in one day, and visitors do not...More

Thank altokat
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Ackland Art Museum! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Please visit again!

Reviewed May 8, 2017

Current exhibit - Flora & Fauna - is exquisite! Run go see it while it's still there! The rest of the collection is a bit too 'expansive.' It would be better if if focused on two or three and went deeper into them.

Thank Dawn L
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting the Ackland Art Museum! We appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed "Flora and Fauna" -- please come see the next two exhibitions in the series, "Court and Capital" and "Religion and Ritual."

Reviewed April 10, 2017

A friend was visiting from out of town so we decided to go to this museum. It has a great Buddha exhibit, several rooms full. We really enjoyed the museum, and at the end they have a community room for people to gather.

Thank LindaArends
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks for your feedback, Linda, and for making a visit to the Ackland part of your Chapel Hill experience!

Reviewed February 14, 2017

A Massachusetts couple have donated seven Rembrandt drawings to the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of an estimated $25 million gift of art and financial support. This exhibit is a must for people coming to the...More

Thank marycaycorr
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks for your review and thank you for helping us get the word out about The Peck Collection. We are beyond thrilled to have these remarkable drawings added to our collection. Learn more about The Peck Collection here: http://ackland.org/exhibition/focus-peck-collection/

Reviewed August 9, 2016

I returned to the Ackland Museum recently for the Burk Uzzle exhibit of photographs "All About America". His photo exhibit is in three local museums at the moment, Nasher in Durham; The NCAM in Raleigh and Ackland. Each exhibit has a different theme so it...More

1  Thank NCTraveler2015
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Ackland and got to see our photographs by Burk Uzzle.

Reviewed July 26, 2016

the 2nd floor of the Ackland Museum is a treasure house of small works that support the curricula of professors at UNC. These exhibits expand the viewer's understanding of the social context in which particular works of art were created.More

2  Thank Wallace M
Emily B, Public Relations Manager at Ackland Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you, Wallace, for letting people know about our 2nd floor "Study Gallery," which is open during the academic year. Here's an article that discusses the use of our Study Gallery by many professors from over 31 departments across campus: http://gazette.unc.edu/2017/05/17/faculty-use-ackland-to-teach-medicine-literature-history-and-more/ Please visit us again...More

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