Upcoming Exhibitions

13 December 2019 - 12 January 2020

Lost and Found: Stories for Vernacular Photographs

      Over the past two years, the Ackland Art Museum has worked with noted alumnus collector Robert E. Jackson (MA, 1978) to assemble a focused collection of vernacular photography. These photographs – including formats as wide-ranging as cyanotypes and cabinet cards – can intrigue, provoke, and irritate through their lack of contextual information. […]

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31 January 2020 - 12 April 2020

Toriawase: A Special installation of Modern Japanese Art and Ceramics

Toriawase is a Japanese concept that loosely means to choose and combine objects. Within the traditional context of the Tea Ceremony, it refers to the host’s meticulous selection and laying-out of the utensils and accoutrements. This special installation approaches the combination of modern art and ceramics in this spirit, aiming less for a historical or scholarly […]

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31 January 2020 - 12 April 2020

Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love

Yayoi Kusama is one of the most admired of all contemporary artists. Her “Infinity Rooms,” mirrored and specially lit environments, have been a premier attraction at exhibitions and museums all over the world. This exhibition draws on works in the distinguished collection of James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach to illuminate other aspects of her […]

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