Current Exhibitions

29 June 2018 - 26 August 2018

Focus on the Peck Collection

Curated by Robert Fucci, the Ackland’s Peck Collection Research Fellow, this installation focuses on works by the Dutch artist Esaias van de Velde I (1587-1630), one of the earliest pioneers to develop realistic and plausible landscape scenes as independent subjects.

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1 June 2018 - 26 August 2018

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

The result of a prestigious juried competition, “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” showcases excellence and innovation in portrait media used by American artists today. Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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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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11 August 2011 - 1 January 2019

The Collection Galleries

In this beautifully designed installation, the Ackland presents a powerful and stimulating selection of over 260 works from its extensive permanent collection.

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