Step Right Up, a “stickwork” by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty, is the Ackland’s first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years.
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.
This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.
The theme of the fourth in our ongoing series of selections from the recently donated Peck Collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings is “Revelries and Celebrations.”
Spanning several millennia, as well as the color spectrum, this show presents a continent’s rich history of innovation, invention, and imitation.
In this beautifully designed installation, the Ackland presents a powerful and stimulating selection of over 260 works from its extensive permanent collection.