A groundbreaking retrospective, Fever Within is the first solo exhibition of a passionately inspired and little-understood figure in twentieth-century American art.
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.
A glorious display of the importance of animals and botany in Asian art, Flora and Fauna will feature prayer rugs from the Middle East, statues from India, Chinese paintings, and the debut of the Ackland’s newly acquired pair of Japanese screens by the painter Kajino Genzan.
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.
For Extended Remix, five contemporary artists working across a variety of media have been commissioned to “complete” original eighteenth and nineteenth century Japanese prints, with each encounter producing thought-provoking, visually engaging artwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time Travels considers how artists visualized time and its passage—such as the idealized “long ago”—in nineteenth-century drawings, paintings, and photographs of landscapes.
Walls of Color is the first exhibition to focus on the varied and underappreciated mural projects of Hans Hofmann, a towering figure among postwar New York School painters.
The mural studies presented in Beyond Walls offer a glimpse into the logic and concerns of artists such as Charles Alston, James Henry Daugherty, and Ben Shahn.
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.
The Ackland Art Museum is pleased to present Study for Portrait VI (1953) by Francis Bacon, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, on loan from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
The largest presentation of the Ackland’s relatively unknown collection of modern painting and sculpture to date, “Testing Testing” highlights ways in which art made since 1960 tests traditional boundaries of art-making through the use of experimentation, innovation, and skill.