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Ackland Art Museum

101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
+1 919-966-5736
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The art collections are displayed well and the rooms flow easily from one to another. You can take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angela H
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Monroe, NJ
A decent collection of artwork.

Located very close to the University of North Carolina and off Franklin Street, Ackland Art Museum... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Ronak S
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Paris, France
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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 European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes several special exhibitions each year. Admission is always free to all.
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  • Poor1%
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“on display” (7 reviews)
“near franklin” (3 reviews)
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101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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
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Reviewed 1 April 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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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Very well laid out exhibits, with the right amount of information to go with each section... guards are nearby but not hovering. Nice small gift shop. Fabuous collections af art!

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The collection, which changes frequently,has gems in a variety of areas. Their Asian collection is second to none in the South. Theie current display of huge woven pots (of tree saplings, etc.) is magical.

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We saw 2 really good shows one Religion and Ritual and the other the Rise of Women. I would like to go again before the on Religion is over we did not see all of it.

Thank cedarridge2014
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's free. It's well-curated. It has a very tasty, albeit limited collection. I find it hard to believe any museum lover would miss the chance to visit the Ackland. We were travelling North and only had a day in and around UNC but this was...More

Thank pcyork
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This museum is a bit ho hum considering its location and endless possibilities the kids seemed bored relatively quickly

Thank slt250
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Some exhibits are of more interest than others. I found about half of them to quite good but very limited. The written guides were very helpful. The admission is free!

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We've lived in the area for a long time and always enjoy stopping in to this free museum on the edge of campus. There's usually a good mix of special exhibits and pieces from the museum's collection. A lot of museums have a lot of...More

Thank TarHeel
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