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.
2nd Friday: Open the Shape Called Love
Friday, February 14th, 2020
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
See Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love during the 2nd Friday evening hours! Throughout the night, experience Kusama-inspired modern dance performances choreographed by Killian Manning and screenings of Kusama’s 1967 experimental film Self-Obliteration (23 mins).
- 5:30 p.m. Self-Obliteration Screening, ART&
- 6:00 p.m. Performance in Gallery 7
- 6:30 p.m. Self-Obliteration Screening, ART&
- 7:00 p.m. Performance in Gallery 7
- 7:30 p.m. Self-Obliteration Screening, ART&
- 8:00 p.m. Performance in Gallery 7
Free; no RSVP required.