Topics: Ackland Art Museum
The Ackland Art Museum is located on the edge of the University of North Carolina at 101 S. Columbia St. The museum has more than 17,000 works of art in its collection from European masterworks to modern photography. All work is available for students and community members to view.
Other exhibits include European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, African art and North Carolina pottery. There are between 10 and 12 changing exhibits every year. Originally built in 1958, the building has undergone two major renovations but remains in its original building.
In addition to exhibits, the Ackland hosts some educational programs such as Art & Literature in the Galleries and drawing classes in the museum. Admission is free. Visit the museum website at ackland.org for more information.
May 26, 2017
In January of 2017 the Sheldon Peck Endowment was given to the Ackland Museum in Chapel Hill. This was the largest donation given to the Ackland Museum to date.
April 27, 2017
A new exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum combines the works of seven master of fine arts students at UNC to explore the concept of time.
April 19, 2017
The Focus on the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum — on display from March 29 to June 4 — is the first public display of the Sheldon and Leena Peck collection donated in January.
March 23, 2017
An exhibition of brightly colored kinetic sculptures have popped up around campus, giving students a new way to interact with art.
The exhibition is called Los Trompos — Spanish for “the tops” — and is a collaboration between two Mexican designers, Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.
March 01, 2017
Construction occurring directly adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum will force the museum to close for two weeks starting Monday.
January 25, 2017
As Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the Ackland Art Museum had received the largest donation ever, Leena Peck had tears rolling down her face.
November 28, 2016
The ART& space at the Ackland Art Museum is a place for visitors to do homework, drink coffee, meet with friends and relax. Until Jan. 8, it's also a place challenging visitors to think about police shootings.
October 23, 2016
UNC’s campus art museum, the Ackland Art Museum, changed leadership over the summer, and along with the change comes a host of programs designed to increase student involvement.
September 08, 2016
UNC Chapel Hill
Art a la Carte: Paint the Old Well en Plein Air
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Start: 4 p.m.
August 21, 2016
Katie Ziglar became the new director of the Ackland Art Museum on July 6. Ziglar comes to the Ackland from the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute.
June 22, 2016
The Ackland Art Museum is about to get a lot more patriotic.
April 20, 2016
Ackland Art Museum: Depth Perception
The Ackland Art Museum will show "Depth Perception," an exhibit exploring how people perceive the world around them and how they identify within it.
April 18, 2016
In the late ‘70s, Katie Ziglar interned at the Ackland Art Museum in the prints and drawings department. And on July 6 — nearly four decades later — she will be the director of that same museum.
March 07, 2016
For years, students have been coming to the Ackland Art Museum to see a bright work of art without realizing the brilliance behind it. The interest resulted in an explosion of color taking over the museum’s walls.
February 21, 2016
There was head-banging, 3-D sheet music and a green pig named Mr. Bacon.
February 16, 2016
Modern dance meets the Ackland’s finest in a performance by a UNC exercise and sport science class today.
The event, hosted by the Ackland Art Museum, features modern dance inspired by works of art from the museum’s permanent collection and choreographed by students in the class "Site-Specific Performance."
February 11, 2016
Tonight is going to be lit.
January 27, 2016
Racial tension is moving away from being the elephant in the room.
January 14, 2016
The Ackland Art Museum is premiering the Guest of Honor exhibit, with “Study for Portrait VI” (1953) by Francis Bacon.
January 11, 2016
Prospective and current students, parents and Chapel Hill residents passing the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets will soon find vacant the large window space formerly boasted by the Ackland Museum Store.