Ackland Upstairs

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Ackland Upstairs (formerly the Study Gallery) enables UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to have art installed specifically for the in-person use of their classes.

The public is encouraged to visit Ackland Upstairs during the Museum’s open hours in the fall and spring semester; it is closed in the summer.


Installation I: August 20 – October 14

Thornton Dial, American, 1928 – 2016: New Generation, 2002. Wood, cloth, metal, wire, and paint, 69 1/2 x 60 x 17 inches. Gift of the Arnett Collection and Ackland Fund, 2010.51.1

Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Arts, American Studies 485, Bernard L. Herman

Landscape: Reimagining the Natural World, Comparative Literature 260, Janice Koelb

American Indian Art in the Twentieth Century, American Studies 59, Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

Narrative PaintingStudio Art 322Lien Truong 

Drawing I, Studio Art 104, John DeKemper

Picturing Paris, 1800-2000, Art History 283, Daniel Sherman

Installation II: October 17 – December 16

Hieronymus Mittnacht, German, active in Augsburg, active from 173, died 1769: Kiddush Cup, 1759-61. Silver-gilt, engraved and chased, 2 11/16 inches. The William A. Whitaker Foundation Art Fund, 99.21.

Introduction to American Art, Art History 161, Maggie Cao

Landscape: Reimagining the Natural World, Comparative Literature 260, Janice Koelb

Introduction to Islamic CivilizationReligious Studies/Asian Studies 180, Carl Ernst

The Changing Lives of Jewish Objects, Folklore 481, Gabrielle Berlinger

American Films of the 1990s, Comparative Literature 144, Rick Warner

Life in Ancient Pompeii, Classics 073H and Roman Painting, Art History 461/Classics 416, Hérica Valladares

Installation II Checklist

For UNC Faculty

In a typical Ackland Upstairs display, eight to ten works of art are on view for an eight-week period, during which time faculty members arrange to hold class sessions in front of the works and/or ask students to visit on their own time to complete assignments.

If you are interested in learning more please fill out the form below. To see examples of how faculty members have used Ackland Upstairs, please click here.

Ackland Upstairs Information Request

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