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 for more information.

Q&A: Because of Peck gift, Ackland has increased donations and profile


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.

New exhibit at Ackland gives MFA students chance to display year-long projects


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. 

Portion of $17 million collection on display at the Ackland


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.

The Ackland Art Museum brings interactive art to campus


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.

Ackland Art Museum to close for two weeks because of construction vibrations


Construction occurring directly adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum will force the museum to close for two weeks starting Monday.

Ackland receives $17 million in works of art, largest donation in museum's history


As Chancellor Carol Folt announced that the Ackland Art Museum had received the largest donation ever, Leena Peck had tears rolling down her face.

New piece in ART& space provokes discussion about police shootings

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.

Free coffee attracts students to Ackland Art Museum


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.

What's going on this weekend: Sept. 9-11 edition


UNC Chapel Hill

Art a la Carte: Paint the Old Well en Plein Air

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

Start:  4 p.m.

New year brings new faces to the University

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.

Ackland holds humanities exhibit on the 'All About America' in American history

The Ackland Art Museum is about to get a lot more patriotic.

On View Near You for 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.

New Ackland director hopes to paint a connected community


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.

4-year art search shown at Ackland

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.

‘Aesthetic jambalaya’ concert at Ackland


There was head-banging, 3-D sheet music and a green pig named Mr. Bacon.

Ackland Art Museum hosts first performance of interpretive dance class

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."

"Shimmer" art walk to light up Chapel Hill, Carrboro

Tonight is going to be lit.

Ackland Art Museum promotes racial conversation with new exhibition


Racial tension is moving away from being the elephant in the room.

On View Near You: Jan. 15

The Ackland Art Museum is premiering the Guest of Honor exhibit, with “Study for Portrait VI” (1953) by Francis Bacon.

Ackland Store moves across street

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.