Exhibition Archives

31 May 2009 - 13 September 2009

Aldwyth: work v. / work n.: Collage and Assemblage 1991-2008

For decades, the collage artist Aldwyth has produced her art in relative seclusion from the larger art world. Now seventy-three, her first major retrospective will premiere at the Ackland. “The Ackland is privileged to be the first museum to present an Aldwyth exhibition of this scale,” says Ackland Director Emily Kass. “Her remarkable work demands […]

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28 February 2009 - 29 November 2009

Sage in the Bamboo Grove: The Legacy of Sherman E. Lee

In 1998, Curator of Collections Timothy Riggs worked with the eminent Asian art scholar Sherman Emery Lee on plans to reinstall the Asian collection at the Ackland. Though Riggs had known Lee for years — and known of him for even longer — this was the first project on which he worked exclusively with Lee. […]

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24 January 2009 - 17 May 2009

At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750, Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection

The Ackland continues the celebration of its fifitieth anniversary year this spring with a special exhibition drawn from one of the most extensive private collections of prints and posters associated with industry and labor. At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection includes […]

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21 September 2008 - 4 January 2009

Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art

1958 was a remarkable year. It was a time of transition and experimentation in American art and culture, and for the United States, a time of unbridled optimism yet one of uncertainty. The country was experiencing an unprecedented rate of economic growth, prosperity, and international leadership following World War II. But at the same time, […]

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30 January 2008 - 20 June 2011

Art and the Natural World

This permanent collection installation explores some of the ways in which Early Modern (1400-1750) Europeans thought about their place in the world. Nature in its noble and humble aspects fascinated artists and viewers alike. That fascination and the developing market economy encouraged artists to specialize in particular subjects (genres) that emphasized the natural world, such […]

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30 January 2008 - 20 June 2011

Art and Religious Life

The paintings and sculptures in this permanent collection installation suggest the significance of religious art for men and women in the Early Modern era (1400-1750). In sacred and in secular settings — churches and chapels, private palaces, and government offices — religious subjects predominated. This was true in Italy, Spain, France, and Flanders, where Catholicism […]

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