Ackland Upstairs

January 10, 2022 - May 8, 2022

Corner of an art gallery with six works hanging on the walls

Located on the second floor, Ackland Upstairs is a dynamic space, with art changing every eight weeks during the academic year. The Ackland staff collaborates with UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to create installations that support their courses, drawing from the thousands of artworks stored in the Museum’s vaults. As a result, there is always something new on view Upstairs, and always a new context in which to consider it. For faculty and students, Ackland Upstairs is an extension of their classroom. For all Ackland visitors, it offers a glimpse into the courses taught on campus and a window into the Museum’s extensive holdings.

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Spring 2022 Course Checklists

Visualizing War in Contemporary American Culture
Instructor John Bechtold
William Meade Prince, American, 1893-1951, Civil War Veterans, Illustration for Irvin S. Cobb Story in Good Housekeeping, n. d. , oil on canvas, 23 1/8 x 27 15/16 in. (58.8 x 71 cm), Gift of Mrs. William Meade Prince (William Meade Prince Collection), 62.27.1855.
Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies
Professor Maya Berry
Ronald Lockett, American, 1965-1998, Remembering Sarah Lockett, c. 1997, Found metal, wire, wood, and paint, approx. : 48 x 48 x 2 in. (121.9 x 121.9 x 5.1 cm) frame: 48 48 in. (121.9 121.9 cm), Gift of the Arnett Collection and Ackland Fund, 2010.52.5.
Gender Theory & Religion
Jack Delano, American, 1914-1997 Hands of Mr. Henry Brooks, ex-slave. Parks Ferry Road, Greene County, Georgia, 1941, gelatin silver print, 7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.3 x 24.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Anne Wall Thomas, 95.5.1.
Architecture of Etruria and Rome and Roman Archaeology
Professor Hérica Valladares
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720-1778, View of the Pantheon and its Entrance, without Present-Day Restorations plate 23, from "Il Campo Marzio dell' Antica Roma", Vol. 1, 1762, etching, platemark: 10 3/4 x 13 15/16 in. (27.3 x 35.4 cm) sheet: 15 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (40.4 x 54 cm), Ackland Fund, 64.15.1.
The Renaissance Portrait
Dr. Tania String
William Marshall, British, active c. 1617-1650, William Lilly, Astrologer, 1645, Engraving, Burton Emmett Collection, 58.1.653.
Humanities for the Public Good
Cole Warlick, Ackland Digital Content Fellow
Daniel Seagle, American, c. 1805-1867, Four-gallon Jug, c. 1850, Alkaline-glazed stoneware, 16 1/2 11 1/2 in. (41.9 29.2 cm), Ackland Fund, 82.19.2.