Ackland Museum Store opens downtown

The Ackland Art Museum has opened its Ackland Museum Store on the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets, in downtown Chapel Hill.

Merchandise in the store has been especially selected to support and reflect the museum’s mission to animate, inspire and transform people’s lives with works of art.

The store’s inventory includes home décor items such as pottery, glass and metalwork; kitchen and tabletop items; jewelry and accessories; children’s toys and books; and stationery. Books about art history and criticism, contemporary art and design, and culture and lifestyles are also available, as well as books by UNC and regional authors and artists’ monographs.

A dedicated gallery space at the Ackland Museum Store features rotating exhibitions of original artworks in a variety of media by local and regional artists and artisans. The premier exhibition features works by seven North Carolina artists who have a connection to Penland School of Crafts – located in Mitchell County – whether as a teacher, student or resident.

The show, “Nothing is Impossible,” features work by Margaret Couch Cogswell (book arts and multimedia), Celia Gray (encaustic paintings), Bryant Holsenbeck (environmental art), Ann Marie Kennedy (paper art and installation), Evan Lightner (furniture), Gretchen McLaren (metal) and Sylvie Rosenthal (woodwork and sculpture).

Hours for the store are: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

All proceeds from the Ackland Museum Store support the Ackland’s exhibition and education programs.To learn more about the Ackland, see www.ackland.org. Refer to www.ackland.org/visit/store.php to learn more about the Museum Store.