Permanent Collection Galleries

January 5, 2020December 31, 2022

A painting of two people in profile and a marble bust of a man's head on view in an art gallery

On View from the Permanent Collection

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!

Search the Database

The galleries listed below will be ready and waiting for you the moment we reopen. In the meantime, take a look at our collection database online by clicking the button above, or take a look at our educational resources. Keep an eye on our homepage, e-news, and social media for reopening announcements — we can’t wait to welcome you back to the Ackland!

Works from the Ackland’s permanent collection are on view in the following galleries:

Gallery 2: Sculpture from Asia and Islamic Art
Gallery 4: Color Across Asia
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

Gallery Map

 

For more information about the works on view organized by gallery, peruse our About the Art guides!

About the Art

 

Guided Highlights Tours of the Permanent Collection

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Ackland’s permanent collection and exhibitions daily at 1:30 p.m. Tours start in the lobby and last approximately 30 minutes. No advance registration is required.

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