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Birthed as the William Hayes Ackland Art Center, the Ackland Art Museum turns sixty today. ┬áThe art center held a special preview for UNC faculty on Friday evening, September 19, 1958. ┬áThe official dedication ceremony took place the next morning, featuring a talk titled, “The Role of the College Museum in America” by S. Lane […]

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On this day in 1958: Capping an 18-year legal struggle, the Ackland Art Museum is dedicated at the University of North Carolina. As specified in his bequest, the museum’s benefactor, William Hayes Ackland, is interred within the building with a recumbent statue on his marble sarcophagus. When he died in 1940, Ackland, a Washington lawyer, […]

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