For Everyone


Lively conversations, performances, artist talks, and art classes are just a few of the ways you can experience the Ackland.

Explore more below or search our Calendar for upcoming events for art-lovers of all ages!


Ackland F.A.M. (Families at the Museum)
A mix of do-it-yourself and live interactive activities inspired by the Ackland’s collection, with a new theme every month.
Film screenings connected with art on view at the Ackland, presented in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Film Studies program.
Guided Tours
Look closely at works on view at the Ackland. Participate in a free 30-minute guided conversational tour.
Music and Dance
Performances featuring campus and community dancers and musicians, inspired by the art on view in the galleries.
Special Programs
Special exhibition-related programming: book discussions, public symposiums, live performances, and more.
Studio Saturday
Art-making activities for everyone, including Art Adventures (6-9-year-olds), Drawing for Tweens (10-13-year-olds), and Drawing in the Galleries (all ages).
Engaging discussions with artists and other experts about our exhibitions and collections.


ART& is a vibrant community and program space at the Ackland. This flexible space transforms to accommodate art making, film screenings, concerts, and more during our public programs and private events . It’s also an area to relax during your visit, continue discussions with friends, or meet with a group. In addition to serving as the Museum’s gathering space, it is also home to rotating contemporary site-specific commissions. Click here to see what’s on view in ART& right now!

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