Ackland Upstairs

October 12, 2022 - December 11, 2022

A black and turquoise amulet representing an eye

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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Fall 2022 Course Checklists | Install Two

Berlin, Munich, Vienna: Revolutions in German Art ca. 1900
Professor Adi Nester
Lovis Corinth, German, 1858-1925, "Weapons of Mars," 1914, Lithograph, image: 17 7/16 x 20 3/16 in. (44.3 x 51.3 cm) sheet: 20 1/4 x 25 7/8 in. (51.4 x 65.7 cm), Ackland Fund. 69.29.3.
Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies
Professor Maya Berry
Kara Walker, American, born 1969, “Freedom, a Fable, from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Art,” 1997, bound volume of offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes, 9 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 15/16 in. (23.8 x 21.3 x 2.4 cm), Anonymous Gift. 98.15
Ancient Magic and Religion
Professor Suzanne Lye
Unidentified artist, “Wedjat Eye Amulet,” c. 664-343 BCE, bright green and black faience, 11/16 x 7/8 x 1/8 in. (1.8 x 2.2 x 0.3 cm), Ackland Fund. 62.19.22.
Landscape: Reimagining the Natural World
Janice Koelb
Frank Jay Haynes, American, 1853 - 1921, “Granite Silver Mine, Granite, Montana Territory,” c. 1887, albumen print, 16 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (42.5 x 54 cm), The William A. Whitaker Foundation Art Fund. 2002.18.3.
Eighteenth Century Art
Professor Kathryn Desplanque
Bernard Picart, French, 1673 – 1733, "An Inca Wedding," 1723, pen and gray ink, gray wash on paper. The Peck Collection, 2017.1.116.
What is Art? Where is Art?
Professors Gabrielle Berlinger, Meta DuEwa Jones, and Victoria Rovine
Unidentified Artist, Zia Pueblo, New Mexico, "Zia Pueblo Dough Bowl," c. 1890, earthenware. The Hugh A. McAllister, Jr., M.D. Collection, 2019.15.33.