The result of a prestigious juried competition, “The Outwin: American Portraiture Today” showcases excellence and innovation in portrait media used by American artists today. Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Responding to the prompt of “Versus,” graduating UNC-Chapel Hill Masters of Fine Arts students provide works that explore combative tensions.
This exhibition shows for the first time how art and artists in 18th-century France explored all sides of the debate surrounding “the woman question”; while powerful conventional thinking of the time assigned women to limited and secondary roles based on the presumed dictates of biology, some voices began arguing that women were the potential equal of men in intelligence, creativity, responsibility, and power.
An installation of three powerful paintings by modern art masters Mondrian, Léger, and Kandinsky, on loan from the distinguished collection of Carolina alumnus Julian H. Robertson, Jr. (B.A. ’55).
This installation presents the deities and artistic traditions of religions in Asia, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and more.
At the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects that matched new modern warfare technologies.
On view are recent acquisitions of 19th- and 20th-century beadwork by peoples of the South East Cape region of what is now South Africa.
Open to the public, the Ackland’s second-floor Study Gallery enables UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to have art installed specifically for the in-person use of their classes.
One of Many showcases some of the Ackland’s major recent acquisitions of prints and portfolios made after 1960.
A three-channel video installation, Miguel Angel Rios’s A morir (To the Death) uses a popular street game to signal dynamics of urban congestion, competition, and territorialism.
This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.
Time Will Tell examines how the exhibition’s contributors, the 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates at UNC-Chapel Hill, use their artworks to explore time as an indefinite period rather than as a measurement of specific durations.
Los Trompos is a large-scale, interactive installation of much-larger-than-life spinning tops (trompos) in a variety of colors and shapes.
A groundbreaking retrospective, Fever Within is the first solo exhibition of a passionately inspired and little-understood figure in twentieth-century American art.
Seven diverse works of modern and contemporary art call attention to the way in which regularized processes can lead to effects of emotional power and complexity, a fitting tribute to Glass’s accomplishments as a composer.