Ackland At Home

There are many ways for you to engage with the Ackland’s art at home.

You can peruse our About the Art guides to learn interesting information about every work “on view,” try out some of our teacher resources with your kids at home, and search the collection database of over 19,000 objects.

You can also engage with us on social media: FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Virtual Programs

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Upcoming Programs

The Ackland has a variety of virtual programs planned for this summer, including kids’ art-making classes, Art for Lunch discussions, and more. Check our calendar often, as we are always adding something new!

View Upcoming Programs

Past Programs

Many of our new virtual programs are video recorded so you can enjoy them any time. See a playlist of our past programs on YouTube!

Watch the Recordings

Ackland Art Coloring Book

Color our collection! This 15-page printable PDF includes 13 works of art from the Ackland’s permanent collection.

Download the Coloring Book

 

 

photo collage of a painted jar next to a line drawing version of the same jar from our coloring book art activity packet to do at home

Look, Write, Draw! Activity Packet

a mother and daughter sit at a table drawing with books and wooden models in front of them - a great art activity to do at home during the coronavirus quarantine!

These close looking, writing, and drawing activities will help your student or child learn to observe, interpret, and reflect upon what they see. Each activity can be modified per age or grade level and can be done individually or with a classmate or family member. This 11-page PDF includes web links and is also suitable for printing.

Download the Packet

3D Digital Models

Interact with virtual 3D models of Ackland objects. Zoom in, explore surface textures, and look at forms from every angle. View our models on Sketchfab!

See our 3D Models

screen shot of an interactive 3D digital model of a statue of a person's head - one of the ways you can engage with the Ackland's art at home

Ackland Art Zoom Backgrounds

a woman smiles while sitting in front of a digital background showing a landscape painting with the Ackland Art Museum logo in the corner

Brighten your Zoom meetings with a custom digital background featuring a work of art from the Ackland’s permanent collection. View our Zoom backgrounds on Photoshelter!

Ackland Zoom Backgrounds

Online Museum Resources for Teachers and Parents

Educators from the Ackland have compiled some of their favorite museum resources from around the web, from kid-friendly audio guides and virtual tours to interactive lessons and learning opportunities. 2 page PDF with links.

Download the Resource List

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Shop the Museum Store

People shop for unique gifts and art at the Museum Store

If you’re regretting not picking up a Kusama catalog, print, or pumpkin, we’ve got you covered! We are now offering select Kusama merchandise for purchase through our website. If you are looking for something not listed there, let us know in the order form and we’ll do our best to help you find what you need.

Shop the Museum Store