Funding Priority

Break New Ground: Facilities

With such a large collection in just over 10,000 square feet of gallery space, we are bursting at the seams! More space will mean the ability to display more works of art and to increase research and conservation efforts while offering more dynamic, flexible programmatic and educational spaces and public amenities. We want to provide our community with the greatest ease of access and latest innovations that updated and reimagined spaces can offer.

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    The Art of Believing

    Katie Ziglar ’79 has always chased what lay beyond life’s boundaries. She hopes to redefine them for the Ackland.

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    Having A Ball

    As a gift to the Town of Chapel Hill, the Ackland hosted the world-renowned RedBall Project.

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    Your Brain on Art

    Conveying neuroscience through artistic mediums.

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    When Galleries Become Classrooms

    In Ackland Upstairs, students and scholars from various fields use art to fuel their curiosity.

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    “Birthday Presents” for a 60th Birthday Celebration

    The University dedicated the Ackland Art Museum — then called the William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center — on September 20, 1958.

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    Curating Carolina

    Charles Millard said serving as the Ackland Art Museum director was the happiest time of his professional life.