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Kick off the autumn season at the Ackland! Explore the art of lettering throughout history, complete an A-to-Z scavenger hunt, and design your very own alphabet book inspired by art.

Self-guided activities will be on hand at the museum and online components will be added to ackland.org for virtual visitors.

Free Family Art Kits

Pick up an art kit with materials to design your own Ackland Alphabet Book. Available in the Museum Lobby from September 26th to October 13th or until supplies last.


Listen as Jackie Zhang, Public Programs Intern, reads a story that connects to art on view in Ackland Upstairs.

Self-Guided Activities

A to Z Scavenger Hunt

ONLINE: Explore the Ackland’s collection of works that relate to the alphabet!




Engraving by Walter Crane featuring the letters A, B, C, and D in gold circles. At the center are several colorful depictions of farm animals and nursery rhyme characters.
Walter Crane, A, B, C, D, from The Alphabet of Old Friends (1874), engraving, Burton Emmett Collection, Ackland Art Museum, 58.1.1080

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