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“Definitely worth checking out”
Review of Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art Museum
Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Definitely worth checking out”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

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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North Carolina
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79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful + worth your time.”
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.

Visited March 2014
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Ossining, New York
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111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“First time visit”
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.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice Little Museum With Good Collection”
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!

Visited November 2013
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