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Last Look Tour: “Birthday Presents”
6 January | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join exhibition curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Peter Nisbet for a final look at Birthday Presents, an exhibition featuring sixty gifts of art joining the Ackland’s permanent collection.
About Birthday Presents
Featuring roughly sixty works of art from thirty different donors, including thirteen UNC-Chapel Hill alums, the exhibition is truly a celebration of the Ackland’s milestone anniversary. With selections of African and Asian art; European and American prints, drawings, and photographs; and modern and contemporary art, the exhibition is a microcosm of the Museum’s collection of over 18,000 works, both in its current form and in the Ackland’s aspirations for its collection’s future. These carefully solicited donations offer both depth to existing areas of the collection, like old master prints by Rembrandt, in addition to an increased breadth of collecting areas, like new media and vernacular art. Long after Birthday Presents closes, these new gifts will add exciting opportunities for teaching and display within the permanent collection. Read more…