Funding Priority

Become a Destination: A Celebrated Collection

The Museum’s permanent collection consists of almost 19,000 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, and North Carolina pottery. To become a true destination for local, national and global audiences, the Ackland must continue to expand its permanent collection to represent the entire world’s scope of visual creativity and diversity. Our acquisitions committee works diligently to acquire global art that will enhance our offerings and help us become a truly encyclopedic museum.

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    A member of the Hamel family stands inside a  sculpture outside of the Ackland Art Museum
    Arts

    Carolina’s Jewel

    The Ackland Museum fosters a comfortable and family-friendly environment.

    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
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    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.