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.

FALL Semester 2019

Installation I: August 21 – October 20

Hendrick Goltzius
Dutch, 1558 – 1617: Proserpina, 1598-1600
chiaroscuro woodcut. Burton Emmett Collection, 58.1.196

Early Renaissance Art in Italy, Art History 270, Jennifer Wu

Senior Projects, Studio Art 499, Gesche Würfel

Undergrad Research Seminar: The Nude in Renaissance Art, Art History 391, and Honors FY Seminar: Art, Gender, and Power in Early Modern Europe, Art History 55H, Tatiana String

Introduction to Aesthetics, Philosophy 185H, Thomas Hofweber

Unmasking Primitivism: Anti-colonialism and the French Avant-Garde, French 372, Christina Rudosky

Social and Health Systems/Racial Equity Elective, UNC School of Medicine, Sue Estroff and Jonathan Oberlander

Installation I Object List


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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