Funding Priority

Create an Experience: Programs and Initiatives

We 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.

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    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.

    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.

    Smith and Scarlett at an event.
    Arts

    Supporting a ‘Gem of a Museum’

    Carolina alumnus Smith Freeman is adding to the Ackland Art Museum’s collection and supporting its multidisciplinary programming.