The Collection Galleries

11 August 2011 - 1 January 2019

On view at the Ackland is an impressive selection of over 260 works from its extensive permanent collection. Five galleries showcase The Western Tradition, with art of the Ancient Mediterranean world to twentieth-century European and American art.

The Museum’s significant holdings of Asian art are presented in the gallery Color Across Asia.

A gallery of African Art completes the current overview.

Object Guides to the collection, describing in detail each work of art on view, are available in each gallery, as well as online.

Funeral Relief of No'om (?) Wife of Haira, Son of Maliku, c. 150  Slow Down Freight Train, 1946-1947  2009.19


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Object Guides to the Permanent Collection (PDF)

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Images of works of art currently on view at the Ackland Art Museum:

Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917: Spanish Dance, c. 1885, cast 1921; bronze. 18-1/4 x 5-5/8 x 8-3/4 in. Ackland Fund, 74.21.1.
Roman, Syria (Palmyra): Funeral Relief of No’om (?), Wife of Haira, Son of Maliku, c. 150 CE; sandstone. 19-3/4 x 15-5/8 x 7-3/8 in. The William A. Whitaker Foundation Art Fund, 79.29.1.
Rose Piper, American, 1917-2005: Slow Down Freight Train, 1946-1947; oil on canvas. 29-1/8 x 23-1/8 in. Ackland Fund, 91.8.
Mende people (Sierra Leone): Sande Society Mask, 20th century; wood. 16-3/8 x 9-1/4 x 9-3/4 in. Gift of Miriam E. Dixon, Judith D. Gooding and Susan R. Dixon in memory of John W. Dixon, Jr. and Vivian S. Dixon, 2009.19.2.
Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, 1577-1640: Germanicus and Agrippina, c. 1615; oil transferred to masonite panel. 27-11/16 x 22-5/8 in. Ackland Fund, 59.8.3.
Camille Pissarro, French, 1830-1903: The Banks of the Oise, Near Pontoise, 1876; oil on canvas. 14-15/16 x 21-7/8 in. Ackland Fund, 65.28.1.
Indian (Gandhara): The Offering of the Four Bowls to Buddha, 2nd century; gray schist. 16-3/4 x 18-7/16 x 3-5/8 in. Gift of Clara T. and Gilbert J. Yager and Ackland Fund, 90.35.