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.
Become a Destination: A Celebrated CollectionThe 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.
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.
Michael N. Joyner ’77 donates collection of rare engravings depicting North Carolina’s original inhabitants to the Ackland Art Museum.