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Ackland Art Museum

101 South Columbia Street | Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-5736

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

  • Description: Closed July 4th, Thanksgiving, December 24th & 25th, and New Year's Day
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Type of event and vendors must be pre-approved. A listing of already approved vendors is available.
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Full Museum
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Front Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 100
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1600
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150