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 material works in two ways. Firstly, its […]
Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s drawings of the brain are as aesthetically astonishing as they are scientifically significant. The Beautiful Brain is the first museum exhibition to present these amazing objects within their historical context.
The Ackland’s permanent collection galleries have been re-imagined, re-designed, and re-installed.
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.
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.