Carolina Students: Make the Ackland YOURS!

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Carolina students at the opening reception for “The Sahmat Collective,” September 12, 2013. Photo: Briana Brough

As the Ackland Art Museum’s director of academic programs, I’m blogging to tell you that because the Ackland is the University’s art museum, it’s your art museum. This is a great time to check out all the ways that you can be involved with the Ackland, making memories, meeting great people, enjoying art, and having fun! Continue reading

Upstairs, Downstairs…

As the Ackland’s Museum Administrator—the person responsible for finance, HR, security, and facilities—most of my time is spent handling the administrative side of museum operations in the upstairs offices. Planning and mounting exhibitions as ambitious as our newly-opened one, The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989, is so complex and requires so much in the way of lead time, logistics, paperwork, etc., that it is sometimes hard for me to get away from my desk, wander in the galleries downstairs, and discover what the exhibition will be all about. Continue reading

All Ages (and Critics) Welcome

9.4-urban-archeologyI chuckled when I saw Lisa Sorg’s “Urban Archaeology” column in the September 4th issue of IndyWeek. From our 2008 exhibition Circa 1958, Lisa had saved a piece of paper that she’d found in one of the galleries with notes from an elementary school student who had visited the show. Continue reading