Ways to Give

For more than 60 years, the Ackland Art Museum has provided access to world-class exhibitions, rich community programming, and innovative educational opportunities – all free of charge. University funding covers less than one third of our annual operating costs. The rest comes from people like you who understand the importance of preserving our culture through interpretation of great works of art and providing teaching, research, and public service to the University community and beyond.

By supporting the Ackland, the Museum can continue to inspire your life and the lives of the thousands of people who visit each year.

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Art image credits:

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, A seated old man warming his hands by a fire, c. 1650, pen and brown ink, with dry brushwork and white gouache for corrections on paper, 5 15/16 × 6 7/8 in. (15.1 × 17.5 cm). The Peck Collection, 2017.1.66.

Elisabeth Baumann, Danish, 1819-1881, Italy, 1859, oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 28 in. (97.2 x 71.1 cm). Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gift of Ruth and Sherman Lee. Conservation treatment for this painting, completed in 2009, was made possible by the generous support of Katharine Lee Reid and Charles W. Millard. 2003.35.1.

Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-Le-Duc, French, 1814-1879, Ciborium, 1852, vermeil, with gilded bronze foot, semi-precious stones including jasper, chrysoprase, moonstone, agate, opal, garnet, citrine, amethyst, and turquoise, 13 1/4 × 6 5/16 in. (33.7 × 16 cm). The Elisabeth Holmes Lee Fund, 2017.33ab.