From the Director

Greetings! I am so pleased to welcome you to the Ackland Art Museum. I am a historian of Islamic art by training and a museum professional by trade, and perhaps most importantly, a Tar Heel at heart! It was an honor to take on the role of Director of the Ackland in 2016, and I look forward to helping the Ackland become the pre-eminent public university art museum in the country.

With an encyclopedic collection of over 20,000 works of art spanning time and culture, the Ackland has something for everyone. We teach over 10,000 UNC students each year as an integral part of the University — we call ourselves the University’s largest classroom — and we offer dozens of dynamic exhibitions and hundreds of free and low-cost programs to engage members of our broader community. We hope you will visit the Museum time and again, taking in the breadth and depth of our offerings as we continually grow and expand in so many exciting ways.

All of us here at the Ackland look forward to seeing you in the galleries!

Yours in art,

Signature of Katie

Katie Ziglar ‘79