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Saturday September 18th

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.



UNC centers respond to spending review

The Morehead Planetarium, the Ackland Art Museum and the Carolina Women’s Center are among 26 UNC-CH centers and institutes under a UNC Board of Governors review — but some center directors say they aren’t concerned about their organization’s futures.

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Ackland Art Museum, located on Franklin Street, opened its new exhibit "PhotoVision" on Thursday evening. The exhibit features around 150 photographs tracing the history of photography from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. The photographs were arranged in areas including "Photography and Multiplicity", "Sacred Spaces", "Process and Product", and "Staging the Image".

Ackland Art Museum braces for budget cuts

During the course of the semester, UNC students and Chapel Hill residents will visit the Ackland Art Museum to see the fall exhibitions: “PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting,” and “Adding to the Mix 8: William H. Mumler’s ‘Mrs. W. H. Mumler, Clairvoyant Physician,’” opening today.

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Q&A with Ackland's Emily Kass

This year the Ackland Art Museum has major plans to get the community more involved in its work. Emily Kass, director of the Ackland, spoke to Josephine Yurcaba about the fall exhibition, some sneak peeks into spring and the different ways students can get involved in the museum.

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