Art For Lunch

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On selected Wednesdays, the Ackland invites members of the University community and friends of the Ackland to enjoy an hour of inspiration and information about works of art currently on view at the Ackland.

LUNCH: Bring a bag lunch (yes, people do!) or **NEW!** order a boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli that will be waiting for you at the Ackland! Order your lunch when you register online.

COST: Admission is FREE to all. Optional boxed lunch is $9.00, payable by cash, check, or credit card at the door (pre-order your boxed lunch when registering).

REGISTRATION: Because space is limited, an RSVP is requested. See below.

Upcoming Programs:


“The Nude in Art” – Tania String (UNC-Chapel Hill, Professor of Art)
5 November, 12:00-1:00 PM – Register here!

Join us for a lunchtime talk by Dr. Tania String (UNC, Art History) on one of the most enduring subjects in the history of art: the nude. As String shares examples of Renaissance art that shape our conception of the nude—from Michelangelo’s David to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus—she will offer insights on why the naked body has been both problematic and inspirational for artists and audiences across history. This topic, which Dr. String is currently teaching a course on, is the impetus for an installation of 16th-century art in the Ackland’s Study Gallery.


19 November, 12:00–1:00 PM - Register here!
Stephen Fletcher (UNC-Chapel Hill, Photographic Archivist at the North Carolina Collection)

Art For Lunch is supported in part by the generosity of Drs. Leena and Sheldon Peck.  The fall 2014 series of Art For Lunch talks is made possible by Jason’s Deli. 

Dr. John Bowles giving an Art For Lunch talk at the Ackland.