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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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    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.