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Saturday February 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 for more information.

Ackland Art Museum to host fundraising gala

Debuted with the wild style of Andy Warhol last November, the Ackland Art Museum’s benefit gala is returning with a more classic — and student-friendly — theme. The Black & White Gala, Ackland’s main 2011 fundraiser, will take place at the museum on Sept. 24.

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Ackland exhibits will close Sunday

The Ackland Art Museum has been exploring the American past, embarking upon a journey connecting the country with nature. But time is running out. The museum’s current exhibits — “Tradition in Clay: Two Centuries of Classic North Carolina Pots,” “At Work in the Wilderness: Picturing the American Landscape, 1820-1920” and “The Oldest Paintings in America: Utah’s Rock Art” — will close on Sunday.

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After delay, Ackland store fills front

The storefront on the corner of Columbia and Franklin has been empty for more than seven years. And though construction delays kept it empty a while longer than intended, the Ackland Art Museum is finally filling the space with a gift shop and gallery space, to open this May.

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Art collectors help Ackland grow

The Shatzmans’ ceramic collection has grown large over the years, filled with ceramics dating back to 5000 BC. As their collection continued to expand, they donated many of their treasures to university museums, including UNC’s Ackland.

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Ackland gala to attract younger crowd

Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory was the epitome of New York City’s party scene in the 1970s. The Ackland Art Museum will bring this iconic era to Chapel Hill this Saturday at the Silver Factory Gala. Chapel Hill native band The Love Language will headline the event’s after party.

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Ackland Art Museum staff tries more conversational approach

Art can be intimidating, but by engaging University students in interactive tours in its galleries, the faculty of the Ackland Art Museum are working to make art more accessible. Encounter Art, a new program beginning today at the Ackland, provides conversational tours by practiced student guides, offering a different, warmer approach to the gallery experience.

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Lena Wegner (right) examines the Andy Warhol photo exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum with Lisa Voss (left) on Thursday night.

Ackland Art Museum capitalizes on Warhol

Andy Warhol is one of the twentieth-century’s best known pop artists — and the Ackland Art Museum is hoping to use his big name to full effect. With parties, film showings and an elaborate gala fundraising event in the works, Warhol serves as a means to make the Ackland more of a social center, not just a gallery.

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