Exhibition Archives

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11 January 2017 - 19 February 2017

For Philip Glass: Joshi / LeWitt / Close

Seven diverse works of modern and contemporary art call attention to the way in which regularized processes can lead to effects of emotional power and complexity, a fitting tribute to Glass’s accomplishments as a composer.

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9 November 2016 - 19 February 2017

Evidence & Expertise

This exhibition considers the many types of knowledge used to determine an object’s authenticity, using three object case-studies from the Ackland’s permanent collection as examples.

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19 August 2016 - 8 January 2017

ART& – An Experiment in Art & Community

ART& is a dedicated section of the Museum that will be used for community gatherings and a wide range of art-centered activities—from film screenings to performances—as well as site-specific projects by commissioned artists.

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24 June 2016 - 11 September 2016

All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle

This exhibition of 42 works traces the distinguished career of photographer Burk Uzzle and his observation of American society, from the turbulent politics and countercultural revolution of the 1960s to the present.

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22 June 2016 - 5 February 2017

Politics As Usual

A series of three small-scale exhibitions using works from the Ackland’s permanent collection, Politics As Usual examines ways in which artists engage with the power structures of their times.

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22 April 2016 - 5 June 2016

Depth Perception: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016

The artists in Depth Perception, all 2016 MFA candidates in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Art, attempt to understand how we perceive the world around us, how we are affected by it, and how we identify ourselves within it. Each artist works through ideas of perception through such lenses as neurosis and power, social norms, and the ephemeral nature of time.

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13 January 2016 - 21 February 2016

Racial Violence and Resilience: Questions and Currents in African American Art

This special installation in the Ackland’s second floor Study Gallery presents 20 prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures from the Ackland’s extensive and growing collection of art by African American artists. The selection addresses pressing debates that have reverberated across campus and the nation this year, focusing on three interrelated themes: representations of racial violence, resilience, and the role of religious faith as both a justification for violence and a source of resistance. Curated by John Bowles.

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23 April 2015 - 7 June 2015

The Land of No Things: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2015

The eleven artists in the UNC-Chapel Hill’s MFA Class of 2015 share a conflicted position about the production of things. They are deeply aware of their role as cultural producers in an era of hyper-production and seemingly infinite commercial availability. If they could make no things, they would. But if they are going to add an object to this world, it will express its own justification for being.

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