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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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    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.