The Ackland Museum Store, on the corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets in downtown Chapel Hill, will reopen for business Friday (July 27) after being closed for repairs for nearly six weeks.
The store was forced to close after a plumbing problem on June 18 caused flooding on most of the building’s first floor. No inventory was damaged, but the store’s carpeting, some of the drywall, the cash wrap counter and many shelving units needed to be replaced.
In the store’s retail gallery space, the exhibition “Earthly Delights,” featuring pottery by Joseph Sand and textiles by Sondra Dorn, will again be on view. The show’s closing date has been extended to Aug. 10.
“We would like to thank the many people who assisted us in our rebuilding efforts, especially our loyal customers, who have emailed, called and dropped by the store to cheer us on,” said Alice Southwick, store manager.
The store supports the educational mission of the Ackland Art Museum, with all proceeds from the store supporting the museum’s exhibition and education programs.
Ackland Art Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on most store purchases. Members also enjoy special discounts during several designated member shopping days throughout the year. For membership information, please call (919) 966-5736 or go to ackland.org.
Store hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Ackland Art Museum contact: Emily Bowles, (919) 843-3675,
Ackland Museum Store contact: Alice Southwick, (919) 962-0216,