Ackland Art Museum


Ackland Art Museum

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name = Ackland Art Museum


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map_type = North Carolina
map_caption = Shown within North Carolina
latitude = 35.912362952560535
longitude = -79.05443608760834
established = September 20, 1958 [cite web
url = http://www.ackland.org/visit/history.html
title = History of the Ackland
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location = Chapel Hill, North Carolina
type = Art museum
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director = Emily Kass [cite web
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title = Staff Directory
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curator = Barbara Matilsky (Exhibitions) Timothy Riggs (Collections)
publictransit = Chapel Hill Transit
website = http://www.ackland.org/

The Ackland Art Museum is a museum and academic unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was founded through the bequest of William Hayes Ackland (1855-1940) to the UNC Chapel Hill. [citation | title= Ackland Art Museum: About | publisher=ARTINFO | year=2008 | url= http://www.artinfo.com/galleryguide/21962/8480/about/ackland-art-museum-chapel-hill/ | accessdate=2008-07-24 ] It is located near the intersection of Columbia and Franklin Streets at the northern edge of campus. Every second Friday of the month, the museum has later opening hours to host "Art After Dark" in conjunction with "2ndFriday Artwalk" (sic). [cite web
url = http://www.2ndfridayartwalk.com/
title = The 2ndFriday Artwalk
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] With its connection to the university, the museum is deeply committed to education and to programs that enhance learning for both adults and children. It is free of charge to visitors, and offers a wide selection of events related to exhibition, community, and university topics.

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