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At Carolina, the Ackland galleries function as an extension of the classroom. In academic year 2016-2017, over 10,000 of our visitors were university students and faculty members who came to the Museum from 32 departments and professional schools at Carolina. To meet the needs of these visitors, Ackland educators consult with faculty members to design class discussions, group activities, and written assignments that use works of art to support, expand, or challenge the issues and ideas, texts and skills that are fundamental to individual courses.

The Ackland’s first-floor galleries display a few hundred of the 18,000 works of art in our collection, but faculty members and graduate instructors may use additional pieces from the collection in their teaching. During the academic year, we install works of art that relate directly to university courses in our Study Gallery and schedule class sessions in the Print Study Room by appointment.

To discuss the possibilities for your students, contact Elizabeth Manekin, Head of University Programs and Academic Projects, at for more information or submit an online tour request.

The Ackland Art Museum is grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for support of its academic programs.