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NEWS: The Ackland Museum Store has RELOCATED to a New Downtown Chapel Hill Space!

“The Tiny Gallery” at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi and Takuro Shibata.

Hitomi and Takuro Shibata named their studio “Touya”, when they were living in Shigaraki, Japan, a place where pottery has been thrown and fired for five centuries. “Touya” literally means “potteryhouse” in Japanese. In 2001, Hitomi and Takuro moved to the United States to live, study, and work, finally settling in Seagrove, NC. Fired in an Anagama kiln which Takuro and Hitomi built, the lovely and understated pottery of Studio Touya reflects Hitomi and Takuro’s deep cultural connection to nature and their desire to make simple and functional pottery using local wild clay.

16 September – 30 October, 2016 / Opening Reception 16 September, 6-8PM

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Photos courtesy of Studio Touya


UNC Press at the Ackland Museum Store!

Savor the South    Lockett    UNC Press NEW

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of North Carolina Press. The UNC Press will now have a retail presence on Franklin Street through a dedicated section for their publications at the Ackland Museum Store.  This diverse new collection will range from new trade and scholarly publications to regional titles, including the ever-popular Savor the South cookbook series. There will be new titles as well as enduring favorites, many written by UNC Professors and graduates. The Ackland Museum Store is excited about the opportunity to partner with the Press and in doing so, to be able to share such a quality and in-depth collection of books with our customers and our community.


Best Art Gallery 2015

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.

Ackland Art Museum members receive a 10% discount on most Museum Store purchases, plus invitations to exclusive Member Sales during the year. Memberships may be purchased in person at the Ackland Museum Store or online.

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

Museum Store Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


ParkontheHillThe Ackland Museum Store is located at 109 East Franklin Street, Suite 101 (next to FRANK Gallery) in downtown Chapel Hill.
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