For more than 50 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 half 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.
Membership gifts provide essential support for Ackland exhibitions and programs. Our membership program is designed for you to take advantage of the many unique benefits and program discounts offered throughout the year.
Annual Fund gifts sustain our core services: collection conservation, research, exhibitions, education programs, and free admission. If you don’t get the opportunity to visit the museum often or are unable to attend programs, this is a great way to support the Ackland.
Student Friends of the Ackland are an enthusiastic group of supporters that enjoy educational and social events at the Ackland. Membership is free and open to all UNC Students. Find out more here.
By supporting the Ackland, the Museum can continue to inspire your life and the lives of the thousands of people who visit each year.
For more information on Annual Fund giving or Membership, please call Mary Gard (Melone), Director of External Affairs, at 919.843.3592.