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Ackland Art Museum - U of N C

Columbia & Franklin Streets
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Phone: 919 966 5736 --
TTY: (919) 962-0837

Statement of Purpose:

It is the mission of the Ackland Art Museum to educate and delight using original works of art.

Highlights & Collections:

Western art from antiquity to the present. The Ackland Art Museum opened in 1958 to bring great works of art to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the education and enjoyment of students, faculty and the regional community. Today, its well- rounded collection of over 14,000 objects includes ancient Greek and Roman art, Western painting and sculpture since the end of the Middle Ages, works on paper from the 15th to the 20th century, art of Asia and Africa, North Carolina folk art and contemporary art.

The Ackland's major collections include:

Exhibits & Special Events:


Admission & Directions:

Free and open to the public.

From Interstate 40, take Highway 54 (exit 273) into Chapel Hill. Proceed through the University of North Carolina campus to South Columbia Street and turn right. The Ackland is located on South Columbia near the Franklin Street. Parking is available one block away at several pay-lots on Rosemary Street.



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Key Personnel:

Gerald D. Bolas, Director

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