Funding Priority

Lead the Conversation: Endowed Positions

Our 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.

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    An engraving of two indigenous people of North Carolina by Theodor de Bry
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    Michael N. Joyner ’77 Donates Collection of Rare Engravings

    Michael N. Joyner ’77 donates collection of rare engravings depicting North Carolina’s original inhabitants to the Ackland Art Museum.

    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
    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.