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Press Releases

Arranged: Recent Acquisitions of Modern and Contemporary Paintings

Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum: Encompassing 3,000 Years of Indigenous Creative Traditions

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today to Open at the Ackland Art Museum

Reform to Restoration: French Drawings from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII (1770-1830) Opening July 21 at the Ackland Art Museum

The Ackland Art Museum’s New Exhibition, Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff: The Art of Rengetsu and Nantenbō, Features Major Gift of Japanese Calligraphic Works

The Ackland Art Museum Launches Website on Leading Edge of Digital Humanities,, First Site of Its Kind Devoted to a Collection of Drawings

Two New Spring Exhibitions Open at the Ackland Art Museum Featuring Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Sculpture and Photography

The Ackland Art Museum’s New Exhibition, Unsettled Things: Art from An African American South, Inaugurates New African American Museum in Charleston before Opening in Chapel Hill

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill and Amsterdam

The Ackland Art Museum Presents New Outdoor Art Installation, pARC

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Two New Exhibitions: Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks and Houseguests: American Art from the Art Bridges Art Collection Loan Partnership

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Two New Exhibitions: Modern Black Culture: The Art of Aaron Douglas, and Myth & Memory: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2022

Michael N. Joyner ’77, Donates Collection of Rare Engravings Depicting North Carolina’s Original Inhabitants

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Peace, Power, and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Two New Exhibitions: Drawing Attention, and Visions of Venice: Etchings by James McNeill Whistler from the Collection of Ambassador C. Boyden Gray

The Ackland Art Museum Reopens Doors to Visitors Following Ten-Month Closure: Presents Extended Runs, New Programming, Virtual Conversation with Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator, and Major Summer Exhibition from Asia Society

The Ackland Art Museum Commissions holding space for nobility: a memorial for Breonna Taylor from Atlanta artist Shanequa Gay

The Ackland Art Museum Receives NEA Big Read Grant to Support LGBTQ+ Programming

The Art of Giving: Donation of Three Paintings Worth $12.1 Million Will Transform Ackland Art Museum’s Collection of Postwar and Contemporary Art

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Three-Day Virtual Afrofuturist Arts Festival, INTERGALACTIC SOULSTICE, Featuring Artists Jeghetto, Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers, and Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry of Intergalactic Soul

The Ackland Art Museum Announces Exhibitions featuring Yayoi Kusama and Modern Japanese Ceramics, Painting, And Sculpture

The Ackland Art Museum Appoints New Curator for Asian Art, Ellen Huang

The Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill invites participation in Lost and Found: Stories for Vernacular Photographs exhibition with photo caption and story contest

The Ackland Art Museum Shines Spotlight on Art of the Middle East and North Africa with Two Events: Exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World and Installation of Recently Acquired Islamic Art

The Ackland Art Museum Displays All the Rembrandt Drawings! in Participation with Global 350th Anniversary Celebrations

The Ackland Looks Westward. Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection presents transformative gift of art related to American West and Southwest

The Ackland Art Museum Presents Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019

Art Meets Science in The Beautiful Brain