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.
This installation presents the deities and artistic traditions of religions in Asia, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and more.
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.
The theme of the fourth in our ongoing series of selections from the recently donated Peck Collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings is “Revelries and Celebrations.”
Spanning several millennia, as well as the color spectrum, this show presents a continent’s rich history of innovation, invention, and imitation.
In this beautifully designed installation, the Ackland presents a powerful and stimulating selection of over 260 works from its extensive permanent collection.