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01.04.19     Art Meets Science in “The Beautiful Brain”


10.17.18      Statement on Deaccession and Repatriation of Manjusri Sculpture

9.14.2018    Ackland Art Museum Announces 60th Anniversary Celebrations

8.28.2018    Dana Cowen Appointed First Peck Curator at Ackland Art Museum

5.22.2018     The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

4.12.2018     Versus: Selected Works by the Master of Fine Arts Class of 2018

03.20.2018   Ackland Announces Exhibition Schedule Through Spring 2019

01.04.2018   Ackland Exhibition Examines Womanhood in the Enlightenment


11.09.2017  Flash of Light, Fog of War Spotlights Dramatic Japanese Prints in Innovative Installation

11.02.2017  Sculptor Patrick Dougherty Creates Inspired, Site-Specific Work for Ackland

10.06.2017  Ackland Art Museum Announces Major Gifts Valued at $41.5 Million

09.14.2017  Ackland Acquires 12 Artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

08.21.2017  Ackland Art Museum to Open Store Inside Museum

03.22.2017  Los Trompos Activate Ackland Terrace and UNC Campus

01.25.2017  Ackland Art Museum Receives $25 Million Gift, including 7 Rembrandt Drawings


12.21.2016  Ackland Art Museum Reimagines—and Reinstalls—Galleries of Asian Art

09.22.2016  Extended Remix Showcases Contemporary Artists’ Responses to Japanese Prints

06.10.2016  Forty-two Photographs by Burk Uzzle on view in Ackland Summer Exhibition

04.14.2016  Depth Perception at Ackland Art Museum to Feature Work of Six New UNC MFAs

04.08.2016  Katie Ziglar Named Director of Ackland Art Museum

03.11.2016  Ackland Art Museum Organizes First Ronald Lockett Exhibition, Pioneering Comprehensive Show

01.08.2016  Walls of Color to Open at Ackland, First Exhibition to Focus on Hans Hofmann’s Public Mosaic Projects

01.06.2016  Masterwork by Francis Bacon on View at Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill


11.11.2015  Ackland Art Museum Hosts Annette Lemieux in November “Meet the Artist” Program 

10.08.2015  “Look Before You Leap”: Seven New Music/Dance Compositions to Premiere at Ackland Art Museum

09.22.2015  Ackland Art Museum Appoints First Curator of Asian Art

07.14.2015  Ackland Showcases Late Modern and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture from its Permanent Collection

04.15.2015  Ackland Announces Landmark Acquisition of a Twentieth-Century Masterpiece by Marcel Duchamp

04.15.2015  The Land of No Things at Ackland Art Museum to Feature Work of Eleven New MFAs

01.15.2015  Genius and Grace, 18th-century French Art Exhibition, Opens at Ackland Art Museum


12.03.2014  Ackland Art Museum Receives NEA Grant for Ronald Lockett Exhibition

09.04.2014  175 years of Photography – and Ten Years of Collecting – Come Together in PhotoVision

07.15.2014  Ackland Art Museum Funds Digital Archiving of its Asian Screens and Scrolls

06.25.2014  Emily Kass to Leave the Ackland Art Museum after Successful Eight-year Tenure

06.10.2014  Summer Exhibition at Ackland Celebrates Generosity of Joseph F. McCrindle

05.14.2014  Ackland Art Museum Exhibition More Love Receives 2013 Award of Excellence

04.10.2014  Exhibition at Ackland to Feature Work of Nine New MFAs

01.14.2014  Spring Exhibitions at Ackland to feature American Prints, UNC Alumni Collections


08.21.2013  Ackland Art Museum presents The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

06.06.2013  Enhanced LED Lighting, Energy Efficiency on Display at Ackland Art Museum open house

04.09.2013  Sincerely Yours, Showcases Work of Eight New UNC-Chapel Hill MFAs

03.21.2013  Ackland Brings Interactive, Large-scale Chalk to UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

01.18.2013  Ackland Exhibition Explores Complexity and Transformative Power of Love


11.27.2012  Artist Lee Walton seeks Fathers and Daughters for Performance Piece at Ackland

04.12.2012  Ackland Receives Commitment of $5.5 million in Art, Single Largest Gift in Museum’s History

04.02.2012  Ackland Presents 2012 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

03.19.2012  Earliest Drawings by Renowned Artist Thornton Dial Make Up Thoughts on Paper

02.08.2012  Original Plays by Award-Winning Authors offer Innovative Ways to Experience Art at Ackland

01.05.2012  The Spectacular of Vernacular at Ackland Examines Dialogue between Contemporary Art and Quotidian Items


08.22.2011  Ackland Showcases Major Artworks from Carolina Alumni Collections

05.12.2011  Seven North Carolina Artists featured in Ackland Museum Store’s Inaugural Exhibition

05.05.2011  Ackland Museum Store Opens its Doors

04.03.2011  Cutting-edge Art Debuts in MFA 2011 Show

03.30.2011  Panel Discussion to Discuss Multiple Identities in Contemporary German Art

03.28.2011  DE-NATURED Presents Enigmatic and Engaging Conceptual German Art

03.28.2011  Romantic Dreams / Rude Awakenings Explores Period of German Upheaval

03.03.2011  Ackland Museum Store to Open in Downtown Chapel Hill

01.20.2011  Ackland Presents Panel Discussion about Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly

01.18.2011  David Wojnarowicz’s Film A Fire in My Belly to be Screened at Ackland