Membership is an ideal way to support exhibitions and programs and participate in the rich offerings of the Ackland. Member events are an excellent way to meet new and long-standing friends of the Museum who share your commitment to arts in our community.

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Ackland Membership Levels

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Whether you are a student or a longtime patron of the arts, there’s an Ackland membership that’s right for you! Explore the exciting benefits we offer at every level, like Museum Store discounts and exhibition openings, and other select benefits like parking validation, behind-the-scenes tours, and more.

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Membership FAQ

Still not sure which membership level is right for you? See our Membership FAQ page!

Membership FAQ

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Membership Experience

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Ackland members form a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to supporting the arts.

Together, we explore other art museums through the Ackland’s participation in reciprocal membership programs, travel to arts destinations near and far, and help sustain the Ackland family here in Chapel Hill.

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A Special Thank You

Thank you to our members at the Patron level and above for their generous support of the Ackland.

Gail and William Alberti
James and Delight Allen
Jack Arnold
Jacqueline and Edward Atkins
Jennie Barbour
Philip and Janice Bardsley
Jill Beachler
Stanley Finch and Jeffery Beam
Elizabeth and Danny Bell
Jeanne Berry
Dolores Bilangi
Kerry Bird and Ken Gahagan
Terry Blanken
Mary and Maurice Brookhart
Natalie Campbell
Philip and Linda Carl
Joan Cates
Ken and Ellen Chance
Cathy Chapman and Ron Torain
Kent and Aimee Cheesborough
Thomas and Nancy Chewning
Donald and Eunice Collins
Linda Convissor and Bruce Guild
Susan Coppola and Michael Tilson
Alain Creissen and Anna Creissen
Frederic and Jane Dalldorf
Glenn Davis
Shirley Drechsel and Wayne Vaughn
H.S. Earp and Jo Anne Earp
James Elder
John and Kerrie Ellison
Anita and Paul Farel
Ellen Flaharty
Jaroslav and Linda Folda
James and Mimi Fountain
Michael Fox and Missy Julian-Fox
Walter and Deborah Fox
Kim and Peter Fox
Smith Freeman and Austin Scarlett
Albert and Carolyn Gard
Cynthiaand Ronald Geary
Arthur and Ruth Gerber
Carol Gillham
Patricia Grebe
Terrance Greenlund
Bruce and Jo Ann Gustafson
Carol and Nortin Hadler
Richard and Kari Hamel
Hassan Melehy and Dorothea Heitsch
Dorothy Heninger
Bernard and Rebecca Herman
James and Adrienne Howard
Ryan Huckabee
Samuel Hummel and Anne Hummel
Kani Hurow
Brent and Carol Jenkins
Ellen Johnson
Philip and June Keicher
Tom Kenan
Ann Koermer
Marcia Koomen
Lynn and Jeffrey Lang
Joel Rutledge and Susan Lawrence
Ann Lemmon
Ruby Lerner
Seymour and Carol Levin
Jay and Hunter Levinsohn
Nerys Levy
Robert and Sharon Ligett



Paul Hrusovsky and David Lindquist
Karen and Charles Lovelace
Phillip and Susan Lyons
David and Harriet Martin
Jeffrey Mason
John and Alice May
Nancy McCormick
Margaret McNairy and P.J. Deschenes
David and Jacqueline Miller
James and Susan Moeser
Mary and Thaddeus Moore
Mary Morrow
Denise Murrell
Rebecca and Paul Nagy
John and Dorothy Neter
Paula Noell and Palmer Page
Henry Oglesby and Mary Norris Oglesby
Richard Pardue
Leslie and Richard Parise
Kendal Parker
Stewart Parker
Joseph and Christy Parrish
Jimbo Parrott and Elizabeth Sasser Parrott
Josephine Patton
Jim and Florence Peacock
Norman Pendergraft
Gordon and Nancy Peterson
Robert and Jean Phay
Suzanne Porter
Katharine Lee Reid
Louise and Edmund Reiss
Carol Richards
Timothy Riggs and Carolyn Coolidge-Riggs
Margaret Rook
Suzanne Rucker and Cris Eklund
Jennifer and Alfonse Runquist
Lewis and Gail Sanders
Terry and Laurie Sanford
John Sherer and Talia Sherer
James Smith
Nada and John Staddon
Carol and John Stamm
William and Sandra Steele
Mary and Gary Stringer
Mary Sturgeon
Mark Sullivan and Jeanne Latoures
Richard Superfine and Ellen Medearis
John and Nancy Tannenbaum
Priscilla Taylor
Douglas and Roberta Tilden
Sarah Tillis
Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
William Torres and Jack Sawyer
Thomas Fiore and Carol Tresolini
Nancy Tunnessen
Richard and Ashley Vanore
Julian and Elsa Waller
Harold and Barbara Walsh
Arete Warren
Gregg and Martha Warshaw
Malchus and Amanda Watlington
Gerhard and Janet Weinberg
Donna Weinraub
Roger and Marlene Werner
Rhonda and Joseph Wilkerson
Helen and Charles Wilkes
Sara and Ben Williams
Derek and Louise Winstanly
Merrill Wolf
Bonnie and James Yankaskas
Katie Ziglar and Dick Miller