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.
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.Read More »
The Ackland Museum Store will bring the great outdoors inside in its new garden-themed pottery show opening Friday.Read More »
Every other month, the Ackland Art Museum invites members of the community to bring works of art to have a curator evaluate the significance of the art as a part of Curator’s Clinic. The next event will be held today.Read More »
Steampunk has invaded the Ackland Museum Store. The artistic genre — which takes the lens of steam technology to traditional science fiction — now covers the shelves in the store.Read More »
UNC’s departments of studio art and art history don’t often work together. But for the first time at UNC, these two departments will display their collaborations in “Sincerely Yours,” — the Ackland Art Museum’s final exhibit of the semester.Read More »
To a group of playwrights, paintings and sculptures at the Ackland Art Museum are worth more than just a thousand words — they are worth a whole one-act play.Read More »
The water of life is not necessarily in liquid form. But Nigerian-born artist Bright Ugochukwu Eke uses water — in different forms — as an underlying theme in his art to express greater environmental and global ideas.Read More »
Professors from colleges nationwide spoke this weekend about the Muslim veil’s far-reaching influences on religion, art and fashion.Read More »
For the first time, the University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students will present their work in solo exhibitions — an eight-week series titled “Your Turn to Burn.”Read More »
Curators hope visitors will fall in love with the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibit.Read More »
Of all the noises in nature, the sound of ice melting is not the first that comes to mind. “Cryoacoustic Orb” at the Ackland Art Museum explored that sound in ways that commented artistically on environmental issues.Read More »
Visitors to the Ackland Art Museum are no longer transported to Japan, but to the post-1990s contemporary art and multimedia scene.Read More »
A new UNC scholarship is bringing museums across the Triangle closer together.Read More »