At the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects that matched new modern warfare technologies.
On view are recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century beadwork by peoples of the South East Cape region of what is now South Africa.
Open to the public, the Ackland’s second-floor Study Gallery enables UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to have art installed specifically for the in-person use of their classes.
One of Many showcases some of the Ackland’s major recent acquisitions of prints and portfolios made after 1960.
A three-channel video installation, Miguel Angel Rios’s A morir (To the Death) uses a popular street game to signal dynamics of urban congestion, competition, and territorialism.
This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.
Time Will Tell examines how the exhibition’s contributors, the 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates at UNC-Chapel Hill, use their artworks to explore time as an indefinite period rather than as a measurement of specific durations.
Los Trompos is a large-scale, interactive installation of much-larger-than-life spinning tops (trompos) in a variety of colors and shapes.
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 special installation in the Ackland’s second floor Study Gallery 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.