Current Exhibitions

27 October 2018 - 20 January 2019

Focus on the Peck Collection

Focus on the Peck Collection is an ongoing series of installations selected from the Peck Collection and the Ackland’s other holdings of related works of art, with the goal of supporting education in comparative looking, historical analysis, and appreciation of quality.

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21 September 2018 - 6 January 2019

Birthday Presents

This exhibition will present significant works of art that have been given to the Ackland in honor of the Museum’s 60th anniversary.

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27 October 2017 - 31 August 2019

Patrick Dougherty: Step Right Up

Step Right Up, a “stickwork” by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty, is the Ackland’s first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years.

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21 December 2016 - 26 May 2019

Color Across Asia

Spanning several millennia, as well as the color spectrum, this show presents a continent’s rich history of innovation, invention, and imitation.

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