Learn More & Explore
Want to find out more about the art? At the Ackland, we encourage you to pose, ponder, and pursue your own questions. From music and games to informative guides, we offer a variety of ways to experience art, both in the galleries and online. Here is a selection of resources to get you started investigating.
Close Looking Kits
Explore the Museum with hands-on materials in our Close Looking Kits, designed for kids and families and available to borrow at the Visitor Services Desk. The kits include a magnifying glass, drawing materials, and art cards with questions and prompts to search for and look closely at interesting details. You may wish to preview the art cards online in preparation for your visit.
Look & Listen
Listen to music related to works of art on view with the Look & Listen Gallery Soundtrack. Use your mobile device and headphones to listen as you look at the works up close in the Museum.
Ackland Research Guide
Start your research on objects at the Ackland using this guide, created in collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sloane Art Library.
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!
Five Faiths Project
Learn about the beliefs and practices of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism using works of art from the Ackland Art Museum as primary sources. Designed for middle- and high-school classes.