Current Exhibitions

14 June 2019 - 25 August 2019

Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection

Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection marks the transformational bequest of over twenty examples of art related to the American West and Southwest to the Ackland Art Museum. Displayed together with artworks already in the Museum’s own permanent collection, the exhibition features nearly eighty works spanning over 150 years, […]

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20 March 2019 - 4 August 2019

ART& Stacey L. Kirby: The Department of Reflection

INSTALLATION | PERFORMANCES | BIOGRAPHY | PRESS RELEASE In this site-specific commission, Stacey L. Kirby presents The Department of Reflection, a multimedia installation that reflects on the ways in which government, citizenry, and labor issues intersect in contemporary society. Kirby has festooned an office environment with bunting created from screen-printed emergency thermal mylar blankets. The reflective mylar […]

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27 October 2018 - 31 December 2019

Focus on the Peck Collection

Focus on the Peck Collection is an ongoing series of installations selected from the Peck Collection and the Ackland’s other holdings of related works of art, with the goal of supporting education in comparative looking, historical analysis, and appreciation of quality.

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27 October 2017 - 31 August 2019

Patrick Dougherty: Step Right Up

Step Right Up, a “stickwork” by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty, is the Ackland’s first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years.

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21 December 2016 - 31 January 2020

Color Across Asia

Spanning several millennia, as well as the color spectrum, this show presents a continent’s rich history of innovation, invention, and imitation.

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