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Sunday December 4th

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.



The pARC exhibit, recently installed in front of Ackland Art Museum, is pictured on July 5, 2022.

New interactive art installation in front of Ackland Art Museum engages community

The Ackland Art Museum installed a new interactive art piece, or "spatial gesture," on its terrace that features magenta arches and iridescent glass– inviting Chapel Hill community members to stop and look. The eye-catching art features several arches that extend from the ground and frame reflective panels that change color based on light and movement.  The Urban Conga, a design studio based in Brooklyn, N.Y., created the installation, called pARC, as an open-ended space for the Chapel Hill community. It was installed on June 18 and will remain there until July 2024.

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