Tours by Ackland Student Guides

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On select days and evenings during the academic year, Ackland Student Guides lead conversational tours based on a particular theme, enabling Ackland visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Sunday, 1 October, 1:00 PM – “Depictions of Dance,” Tour by Liza Ferguson (Studio Art/Art History Emphasis, Junior)

This tour examines different depictions of dance and the cultural implications of dance in different societies.

Sunday, 8 October, 1:00 PM – “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Tour by Gabrielle Tenedero (Art History, Sophomore)

This tour examines how artists use color to convey a theme, message, or motif, as well as how viewers perceive the piece based on the colors and other formal elements of the piece.


Friday, 13 October – 2nd Friday ArtWalk!

5:00-5:30 PM – “Depictions of Dance,” Tour by Liza Ferguson

5:30-6:00 PM – “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Tour by Gabrielle Tenedero

6:00-6:30 PM – “Expectations,” Tour by Jessie Carter (Classical Archaeology, Senior)

This tour explores the ways that art conveys the expectations held by different people in different cultures, and the ways that expectations about a work of art can change when the viewer looks at it differently.

6:30-7:00 PM – “Female Beauty,” Tour by Xueli Fan (Information Science, Graduate Student)

This tour examines concepts of female beauty in different cultures.

Sunday, 15 October, 1:00 PM – TBA

Sunday, 29 October, 1:00 PM – “Female Beauty,” Tour by Xueli Fan

Sunday, 5 November, 1:00 PM – “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Tour by Gabrielle Tenedero


Friday, 10 November – 2nd Friday ArtWalk!

5:00-5:30 PM – “Depictions of Dance,” Tour by Liza Ferguson

5:30-6:00 PM – “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Tour by Gabrielle Tenedero

6:00-6:30 PM – “Expectations,” Tour by Jessie Carter

6:30-7:00 PM – “Female Beauty,” Tour by Xueli Fan

 

Sunday, 12 November, 1:00 PM, “Depictions of Dance,” Tour by Liza Ferguson (Studio Art/Art History Emphasis, Junior)

Sunday, 19 November, 1:00 PM, “Female Beauty,” Tour by Xueli Fan (Information Science, Graduate Student)

 

To learn about becoming an Ackland Student Guide, click here.