Exhibition Archives

25 April 2014 - 1 June 2014

Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014

Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014 examines dynamics between individual items and the notion of a “whole” by exhibiting works that divide, reduce, combine, or collide material elements. Rather than neatly coming together like a puzzle that forms one definite image, the works on view highlight the myriad ways in which fractional parts can interact […]

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7 February 2014 - 11 May 2014

Adding to the Mix 7: Andy Warhol’s “Susumu Ikuta” (ca. 1960)

A recent gift to the Ackland is a charming portrait sketch by Andy Warhol. The work enriches the Museum’s holdings of Warhol prints and photographs, and is a welcome addition to our extensive collection of drawings. Adding to the Mix 7 presents this portrait in the context of works by artists who influenced Warhol’s early […]

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31 January 2014 - 13 April 2014

“The New Found Land”: Engravings by Theodor de Bry from the Collection of Michael N. Joyner

This exhibition highlights prints made by the Franco-Flemish engraver Theodor de Bry (1528-1598) to illustrate the 1590 edition of A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot. De Bry’s images and Harriot’s text offered Europeans a detailed account of the appearance and customs of Native Americans encountered by […]

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31 January 2014 - 13 April 2014

America Seen: The Hunter and Cathy Allen Collection of Social Realist Prints

The 1920s through 1940s were decades of dramatic economic and cultural change in the United States―from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression to the New Deal. The period saw substantial growth in print culture in America, as the government instituted the Works Progress Administration (WPA), aiming to put unemployed Americans back to work. The […]

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13 September 2013 - 5 January 2014

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989

In 1989, playwright, actor, and activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked by political thugs while performing a street play outside of Delhi. His death led to the founding of Sahmat, an influential artist collective that has taken a consistent stance against the threats of religious fundamentalism and sectarianism in India through a vibrant mix of […]

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14 June 2013 - 25 August 2013

Adding to the Mix 6: Raymond Jonson’s “Abstract Naught” (1930)

This exhibition explores two divergent themes — landscape conventions of the American West and serial artistic production -– using as a focus the recently acquired painting Abstract Naught (1930) by New Mexico artist Raymond Jonson. A founding member of the Transcendental Painting Group, Jonson also played an important role in the history of abstraction in America. Abstract […]

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14 June 2013 - 25 August 2013

In Pursuit of Strangeness: Wyeth and Westermann in Dialogue

For many people, a childhood home conjures memories of comfort and contentment, of a safe place away from the toils of everyday life. For others, their childhood home may evoke feelings of familiarity coupled with strangeness, exemplifying Sigmund Freud’s concept of the “uncanny.” Through works by Andrew Wyeth and H.C. Westermann, In Pursuit of Strangeness explores diverse […]

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18 April 2013 - 26 May 2013

Sincerely Yours,

The work of eight artists completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be on display in Sincerely Yours,.

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1 February 2013 - 31 March 2013

More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s

The Ackland Art Museum presents the first major exhibition to investigate the ways in which contemporary artists have addressed love as a political force, as a philosophical model for equitable knowledge exchange, and as social interaction within a rapidly changing landscape of technology and social media.

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26 October 2012 - 6 January 2013

Natalia Goncharova’s Mystical Images of War (1914)

In 2012-13, a university-wide series of concerts, performances, courses, symposia, and other events will mark the centenary of the tumultuous premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet The Rite of Spring, presented in Paris in April 1913 by Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. For its contribution to the celebration, the Ackland Art Museum will exhibit Natalia Goncharova’s Mystical Images of War, a powerful portfolio of fourteen lithographs published in Moscow the year after Stravinsky’s artistic bombshell.

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19 October 2012 - 6 January 2013

Pictures of Vanity Fair: The Traditional Japanese Print

In the early nineteenth century, the Japanese word ukiyo, usually translated as “the floating world,” had many of the same connotations as the English phrase “vanity fair”: a milieu where art, fashion, entertainment, and sexuality flowed together.

 

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