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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    Hanging posters promoting the Ackland Art Museum
    Arts

    Building a Foundation

    "Being a fellow at the Ackland was an invaluable experience."

    Painting at the Ackland Art Museum
    Arts

    Teaching while learning — the student guide experience

    "Teaching others about art while also still learning new information never gets old."

    The Barzin Family
    Arts

    ‘A place that has given us so much’

    “It is an incredible gift to be able to view and learn about art in such an accessible venue.”

    The Hodges couple holding a piece of African art.
    Donor

    Creating a Destination for African Art

    Reggie and Celeste Hodges are preserving their extensive collection of African art.

    Donor

    The art of giving

    Donation of three paintings worth $12.1 million will transform the Ackland Art Museum’s permanent collection of post-war and contemporary art.

    Smith and Scarlett at an event.
    Arts

    Supporting a ‘Gem of a Museum’

    Carolina alumnus Smith Freeman is adding to the Ackland Art Museum’s collection and supporting its multidisciplinary programming.