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  • Ackland Art Museum

    Ackland Art Museum

    Regular Ackland hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a wide stylistic range of art, from contemporary American photography to European master paintings, and from video installations to Early Modern portraits.  The Ackland’s holdings – over 17,000 works of art – include significant collections of European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery.  In addition, the Ackland has North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs).  Admission is free.

    The Ackland has a vibrant and active program schedule offering music, films, gallery talks, tours, and other activities to all ages. 

    Visit to find out more about Chapel Hill’s own world-class museum!

  • Ackland Museum Store

    Ackland Museum Store

    The Ackland Museum Store carries products related to the Ackland’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions, including home wares such as pottery, glass, textiles, and metalwork; jewelry and accessories; children’s toys and books; and stationery. A wide range of books about art history and criticism, contemporary art and design, artists’ monographs, and culture and lifestyles—including books by UNC and regional authors—are also available.

    Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    All proceeds from the Museum Store support the Ackland Art Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

  • ArtsCenter


    Presents jazz, folk-traditional and world music, plus theater and children's programs. Light fare, wine and coffee available during performances. Cost varies by performance. The ArtSchool offers classes in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and levels of experience, and the two galleries present exhibits on a rotating basis. Parking.

  • Carrboro Cybrary

    The Carrboro Cybrary is open for use by the public. The Cybrary offers access to computers, books and programs. Located in the Carrboro Century Center. Free parking is available in Town of Carrboro parking lots.

    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, 10am-2pm

  • Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle is a major cornerstone of musical influence in the Triangle offering both indie and national talent.  Since 1969, the Cradle has been feeding the hungry crowds of college students’ the musical entertainment they crave.  Their intimate venue on 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro has been the Cradle’s home for the past 18 years and is credited for helping launching such indie rock careers as Superchunk, Ben Folds Five, Whiskeytown, Polvo and Archers of Loaf.  So whatever your musical taste may be, rest assured Cat’s Cradle will offer a variety of talent to whet your appetite. Events now also in the Cat's Cradle Back Room.

  • Deep Dish Theater Company

    Deep Dish Theater Company

    The Deep Dish Theater Company is committed to the presentation of compelling, provocative, human-centered dramatic work in an intimate setting. We develop that work through the collaboration of artists, striving always to create productions that cannot be contained within a single imagination. We celebrate the communal nature of creating and experiencing a theatrical work, and we are determined to include and reach out to the surrounding community in all its diversity.

    Tickets to shows can be purchased on-line or through the box office located in University Place Wed-Fri 1-5pm.


  • DSI Comedy Theater

    DSI Comedy Theater

    Entertains audiences with its energetic and extremely committed take on improvisational theater. DSI offers two critically acclaimed touring shows, a growing college improv network and a national comedy festival.  Visit website for hours and shows.

  • Forest Theatre

    Forest Theatre

    Open-air, hillside amphitheater built amidst the trees.  Outdoor drama was first performed here in Chapel Hill’s Battle Park in 1916 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. University and community groups continue to perform here in the warmer months. Woodland trails into the 93-acre Battle Park start here. Home of the summer Paperhand Puppet Festival. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

  • FRANK Gallery

    FRANK Gallery

    The Mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the local arts community and promote a vibrant downtown Chapel Hill through exhibits, events, programs, and educational outreach through FRANK Gallery. Promoting the arts since 2010.

  • Hanes Art Center

    Hanes Art Center

    The 45,000 square-foot Hanes Art Center includes a 300-seat auditorium; lecture classrooms; studio classrooms; photography, printmaking, painting, and electronic media studios; an installation room, a critique room, and faculty and graduate student studios. Artworks are exhibited in the Allcott Gallery and other exhibition spaces. The building also houses the Sloane Art Library and the Visual Resources Library.

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