Ackland Art Museum (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Edward Penfield, The French Peasant and His Donkey & Rooster. Ackland Art Museum (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has contributed approximately 11,000  images to the Artstor Digital Library.

 

The selection features superb examples from the permanent collection including East and South Asian art, with particular strengths in works on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), Chinese and Japanese painting and sculpture, Indian, and Himalayan art. Also included are West African terracotta sculpture and wood carvings from Sierra Leone to Cameroon. European masterworks, from the Renaissance through the 19th century, are represented by Paolo Farinati, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and Alfred Gilbert.  American and European prints are also included.

 

Established in 1958, the Ackland Art Museum is one of North Carolina's premier cultural institutions with 17,000 + objects in its permanent collection. It is recognized for its collections of Asian, African, and Ancient art,  and decorative arts from Europe and the Americas, notably glass from the 1880s through the 1950s. Further, the modern and contemporary collections reflect global diversity with works by Émile Bonnard, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Jacob Lawrence, Fairfield Porter, Anthony Caro, Nam June Paik, Anish Kapoor, Felrath Hines, Adrien Piper, Do-Ho Suh, and Carrie Mae Weems. Functional pottery and outsider art from North Carolina demonstrate the region's own rich artistic traditions.

 

In keeping with a founding mission statement, the Museum acquires objects chosen for their quality and their ability to convey the breadth of human achievement in the visual arts. This encyclopedic ambition has given the Museum a substantial collection well-suited for its diverse communities.