The Ackland is always getting new art and installations from a student's master's thesis to the great works of Picasso. If the whole art scene is a bit overwhelming, the Ackland has got your back.
They offer docent-led tours to give you the inside look of what's showing. Most recently the artist who painted the Obamas' portraits had works in the Ackland, so there is some serious stuff in there.
Upcoming exhibits include female filmmakers and a traveling public art show by Asheville-based Kurt Perschke.