The University dedicated the Ackland Art Museum — then called the William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center — on September 20, 1958. So 2018 marks the Ackland’s 60th birthday. And what’s a birthday without presents? Friends and supporters of the Ackland have given gifts — from African art to European master prints to photography to Asian art to contemporary art and more — in celebration of that birthday, and those will be on display in the exhibition “Birthday Presents” in fall 2018.
This is story number 60 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.