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Featured Events

Curator's Introduction to "Good Object / Bad Object"
Friday, January 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. RSVP.
Ackland Film Forum: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Benh Zeitlin, USA, 2012)
Tuesday, January 24 | 7:30 & 9:15 a.m. showings at Varsity Theatre. Free advance ticket required.
Artist Workshop with Sheila Gallagher
Friday, February 3 | 1 p.m. Ackland Art Museum. Free.
Ackland Film Forum: Short Films by Ghost of a Dream
Tuesday, February 7 | 7:30 p.m. Varsity Theatre. Free.
2nd Friday Artwalk
Friday, February 10 | 5-9 p.m. Free
"Both Man and Beast and the Creeping Thing" by Lee Weisert
Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12. | Hours vary. Free.
Ackland Film Forum: Pushed Up the Mountain (Julia Haslett, USA, 2020)
Thursday, February 16 | 5:45 p.m. Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center. Free
Ackland Film Forum: Woman at War (Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland/Ukraine, 2018)
Tuesday, February 21 | 7:30 p.m. Varsity Theatre. Free.
Ackland Film Forum: "Old Joy" (Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2006)
Tuesday, March 21 | 7:30 p.m. Varsity Theatre. Free.
Ackland Film Forum: "The Last Forest" (Luiz Bolognesi, Brazil, 2021)
Tuesday, March 28 | 7:30 p.m. Varsity Theatre. Free.
Kids' Art Classes: Art Adventures
Select Saturdays. Morning & Afternoon Sessions. $0.-$5.
Kids' Art Classes: Drawing for Tweens
Select Saturdays. $0-$5.

Collection

Perforated Screen
Unidentified artist, c. 1605-27
Unidentified Artist, Mughal, Jahangir period, Perforated Screen, c. 1605-27, sandstone, Special Acquisition Fund, 2019.16.3.
Self-Portrait as Dirty Princess
Julie Heffernan, 2004
Julie Heffernan, American, born 1956, Self-Portrait as Dirty Princess, (detail), 2004, oil on canvas, 75 x 68 in. (190.5 x 172.7 cm). Ackland Fund, 2005.2. Click on image to see uncropped.
Study for Idrissa Ndiaye
Kehinde Wiley, 2007
Kehinde Wiley, American, born 1977, Study for Idrissa Ndiaye (detail), 2007, oil wash on paper, 30 x 23 in. (76.2 x 58.4 cm). Ackland Fund, 2008.7. Click on image to see uncropped.
An Italian Velvet Panel with Ottoman Embroidery
Unidentified artist, 16th century
Unidentified artist, Italian, Turkish, 16th century, An Italian Velvet Panel with Ottoman Embroidery (detail), 16th century, silk, 24 7/16 x 47 5/8 in. (62 x 121 cm). Special Acquisition Fund, 2019.27. Click on image to see uncropped.
Women in America earn only 2/3 of what men do, from Portfolio Compleat
Guerrilla Girls, 1985
Guerrilla Girls, American, active since 1985, Women in America earn only 2/3 of what men do, from Portfolio Compleat, 1985, offset lithograph, 17 x 22 in. (43.2 x 55.9 cm). Ackland Fund, 2014.16.6. © 1985 Guerrilla Girls.
Quilt (Lazy Gal/Housetop variation)
Irene Williams, 2004
Irene Williams, American, 1920-2015, Quilt (Lazy Gal/Housetop variation) (detail), 2004, found textiles, 94 x 79 in. (238.8 x 200.7 cm). Gift of the Arnett Collection and Ackland Fund, 2010.52.8. Click on image to see uncropped.
Coffee
Betye Saar, 2002
Saar, Betye (American, born 1926), Coffee (detail), 2002, mixed media collage and assemblage mounted on paperboard, 30 3/4 x 27 1/4 in. (78.1 x 69.2 cm) frame: 30 3/4 × 27 3/8 in. (78.1 × 69.5 cm). Ackland Fund, 2005.18. Click on image to see uncropped.
Mirror Image, Peace Demonstration, New Haven, 1970
Burk Uzzle, 1970
Burk Uzzle, American, born 1938, Mirror Image, Peace Demonstration, New Haven, 1970 (detail), 1970, gelatin silver print, 11 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (30.2 x 20 cm). Gift of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass, 2008.3.23. Click on image to see uncropped.
Poultry Packing Fire
Sue Coe, 1991
Sue Coe (British, born 1951), Poultry Packing Fire (detail), 1991. Pastel, gouache, graphite, 49 x 40 in. (124.4 x 101.6 cm). Ackland Fund 96.14.