Featuring a year-round calendar of special exhibitions and dynamic public programs, the Ackland Art Museum on UNC-Chapel Hill’s historic campus is a local museum with a global outlook that bridges campus and community.
Admission to the Ackland is free and accessible to all. The Ackland’s holdings include more than 18,000 works of art. The collection spans all cultures and time periods, showcasing the breadth of human creativity. A vital teaching resource, the museum’s mission is the art of understanding. Visitors can connect with the complexity and beauty of the wider world by getting close to art – the familiar, the unexpected, the challenging. From September 21, 2018 - January 6, 2019 celebrate Ackland's 60th anniversary with the special exhibit "Birthday Presents" highlighting many of the wonderful works of art from the museum's permanent collection. Museum Gift Shop onsite.