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Ackland Art Museum

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Unique collections, great docents, free museum

We learned so much more by walking through the museum with a docent, who knew lots of background... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
mazalea
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carolinas
Very Nice Mix of Art

We spent a nice hour and a half touring this museum. The inside guards/receptionists were very... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
frmeri
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of...more
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101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We learned so much more by walking through the museum with a docent, who knew lots of background about each piece in the special traveling portrait exhibition from the National Gallery. The collection of antiquities and Asian is also worth taking a look at. Tip:...More

Thank mazalea
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We spent a nice hour and a half touring this museum. The inside guards/receptionists were very welcoming and polite. There is a nice mix of art types to see, and we all enjoyed the selection. On a hot Saturday morning it was not crowded and...More

Thank frmeri
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Ackland Art Museum is a free museum in Downtown Chapel Hill. It is a smaller art museum but the museum collection is great and the rotating exhibits are also quality works. I was so impressed with the Outwin exhibit. The works engage conversation. If...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The Ackland Museum has some fine work in the collection. While it might lack in the big names one would find in a major collection, many works on display are of the calibre that major museums would want in their collections. There are wonderful small...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Special exhibit: Exceptional entries from the Smithsonian Institution portrait competition. It was remarkable. Wanted to just sit and absorb each portrait.

Thank Elizabeth A M
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The museum has a good cross section of art, well displayed and in a nice space. Worth a visit if you're in town, but probably not worth a special trip if you're outside the Chapel Hill area.

Thank Jacamojoe47
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum for the first time. It’s small and doable. No admission fee. Currently, there is a portraiture exhibit provided by the Smithsonian. What an interesting, varied and exciting collection of works! Highly recommended and worth a visit.

Thank Edith G
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The art collections are displayed well and the rooms flow easily from one to another. You can take your time walking around as the atmosphere is calm and you are not overwhelmed by crowds. This museum is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Located very close to the University of North Carolina and off Franklin Street, Ackland Art Museum has a surprisingly good collection of artwork. The museum was the bequest of William Hayes Ackland to the University. They have a large collection of Asian art and some...More

Thank Ronak S
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Way better than expected (waay better than the one at Duke University) Great collection of Art, museum shop is small but still got a couple items. Free admission!

Thank Samuel D
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