At any one time, there are about 250 works of art from the Ackland’s distinguished permanent collection on view. The displays cover many eras and cultures, including most of the Museum’s collection areas: the Ancient Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Occasional galleries present small selections of prints, drawings, photographs, and other light-sensitive works. You can search our online collection database and filter by works on view. Try saving your own collection of objects using the new “favorites” function!
Works from the Ackland’s permanent collection are on view in the following galleries:
Gallery 2: Islamic Art, featuring Art of the Mosque and Outstanding Examples.
Gallery 4: Arts of Asia, ongoing.
Gallery 12: Art since 1950
Galleries 13 and 15: Art from the Ancient Mediterranean and Europe before 1850
Galleries 14 and 17: Art from Europe and America, 1850–1950
Gallery 16: Classical Art of Africa, featuring Handheld: Recent Acquisitions of AfricanArt, through June 16, 2024.
For more information about the works on view organized by gallery, peruse our About the Art guides!
Image credit: Unidentified artist, Chinese, Architectural Panel, Han Dynasty (206 BCE-CE 220), earthenware, 9 5/8 x 28 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. (24.5 x 71.5 x 16.2 cm), Spain Purchase Fund and The William A. Whitaker Foundation Art Fund, 2011.2.