Ensure Access for All: Unrestricted SupportWe are committed to remaining free for all. Gifts of unrestricted support give us the ability to allocate funds to the areas of greatest need. Your gift not only furthers our mission, but also gives us more flexibility to create innovative educational materials, provide state-of-the-art interpretation resources, initiate public outreach and more.
Lead the Conversation: Endowed PositionsOur curatorial team works tirelessly to research and display our collection. Our educators use the collection to inform all visitors — from UNC classes to K-12 students to the general public. Continuing to recruit motivated talent will ensure that the breadth of our collection and expertise is represented in the galleries. An expanded staff offers innumerable possibilities for scholarship, collaboration and discovery.
Create an Experience: Programs and InitiativesWe foster a broader understanding of the world by creating dynamic experiences that cultivate new ways of seeing. Art is the supreme form of communication; it creates empathy, appreciation and understanding. We strive to continue building on existing programs to expand our work, attract new audiences, and push the boundaries of tradition with new and innovative offerings.
Katie Ziglar ’79 has always chased what lay beyond life’s boundaries. She hopes to redefine them for the Ackland.
The University dedicated the Ackland Art Museum — then called the William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center — on September 20, 1958.