Curated by Robert Fucci, the Ackland’s Peck Collection Research Fellow, this installation focuses on works by the Dutch artist Esaias van de Velde I (1587-1630), one of the earliest pioneers to develop realistic and plausible landscape scenes as independent subjects.
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.
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.
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.