For Everyone


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

Our programs are now offered using online platforms while the galleries are closed. Explore more below or search the Calendar for “Virtual Programs.”


Virtual Family & Friends Sunday
A mix of do-it-yourself and live interactive activities inspired by the Ackland’s collection, with a new theme every month.
Virtual film screenings connected with art on view at the Ackland, presented in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Film Studies program.
Group Tours
Group tours (10 or more individuals) for all ages of our special exhibitions and collection.
Music and Dance
Virtual performances featuring campus and community performers, inspired by the art on view in the galleries.
Special Programs
Special exhibition-related programming, such as book discussions, public symposiums, and live performances.
Studio Saturday
Online art-making activities for all ages including Virtual Art Adventures (6-9-year-olds) and Drawing the Collection (teens and adults).
Engaging discussions—now offered online—with artists and other experts about our exhibitions and collections.
Yoga and Tai Chi in the Galleries
A Zoom-based version of our popular Yoga and Tai Chi classes, led by a certified teacher.


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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