We provide experiences that spark insight into ourselves, each other, and the world. Our mission is the art of understanding.
Since 1958, the Ackland Art Museum has been one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resources and serves broad local, state, and national constituencies as a unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 18,000 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, twentieth-century and contemporary art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions a year.
The Ackland is located on S. Columbia Street, near the Franklin Street intersection in downtown Chapel Hill.