The Ackland Membership Experience

Ackland Away for the Day

Spearheaded by a volunteer Travel Committee that plan trips to regional art venues, Ackland Away for the Day is offered throughout the academic year and gives members the opportunity to receive insider access to local artists’ studios, curator-led tours, private art collections, and more! Although a benefit for all members to take advantage of, some destinations have limited capacity. Patron members and above receive early access to registration. Become a member and join us on Ackland Away for the Day!

Past trips include:

· FRANK Gallery
· North Carolina Museum of Art
· Chelsea Theater
· North Carolina Botanical Garden
· Nasher Museum of Art
· Local artists’ studios
· Umstead Hotel
· Starworks
· Tours of Private Collections
· Reynolda House
· Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
· Seagrove Pottery
· And more!


An artist talks about their large steel and plastic sculpture to a group of people
Ackland Away for the Day at Starworks
A group of people looking at a painting
Ackland Away for the Day at Reynolda House

Reciprocal Membership

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From Charlotte to Chicago, Seattle to San Antonio, Ackland members at the Patron level and above enjoy membership benefits at hundreds of museums across North America through enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Membership Benefits Program (NARM) and the Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums Benefits Program (ROAM).

Learn about NARM

Learn about ROAM