Ackland Art Museum, on the University of North Carolina campus, at 101 South Columbia Street, is always free to visit.
Its permanent collection consists of more than 17,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions a year.
In addition, Ackland Art Museum presents many events. Some have a small cost associated with them and some are free. You can learn about all of their events and programs on their website, but here’s a list of some upcoming free programs.
Drawing in the Galleries
2nd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.
The second Saturday of every month, Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary.
Family and Friends Sunday
Sunday, August 25th, 2019
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On the final day of Way Out West explore the natural environments depicted with an eye towards protecting them for the future.
- Meet Alan Weakly, the Director of Herbarium at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, to learn about North Carolina’s native plants.
- Meet Julie Thomson, a Naturalist from Eno River State Park, to learn all about snakes and make a fun snake-themed bookmark.
- Watch the last selection from PBS National Parks in ART&
- At 3:30 PM, join Way Out West curator Dana Cowen for a Last Look Tour.
- Enjoy exploring the art on view with a themed scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities for all ages