Ackland Upstairs

October 27, 2021 - December 16, 2021

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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Ackland Upstairs Public Programs


Art For Lunch

Join us for interview-style talks with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin and professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to hear how their classes use objects in the Ackland’s collection. Bring a bag lunch — and questions of your own — for these lively, conversational programs. Free. Registration requested.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Dr. Gabrielle Berlinger, “What We Believe”
Zoom Webinar; register here.