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Recent Press Releases

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”

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

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

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”