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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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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 1 week ago
frmeri
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great Collections

The Ackland Art Museum is a free museum in Downtown Chapel Hill. It is a smaller art museum but the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NCTraveler2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (8 reviews)
“near franklin” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 S Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3609
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+1 919-966-5736
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"on display"
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"nice collection"
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"wonderful exhibits"
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"lovely gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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
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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
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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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