Family and Friends Sunday: Protecting Our Environment

Family and Friends Sunday: Protecting Our Environment
Sunday, 25 August 2019 | 2-5 PM

On the final day of Way Out West explore the natural environments depicted with an eye towards protecting them for the future.

  • Meet Alan Weakly, the Director of Herbarium at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, to learn about North Carolina’s native plants.
  • Meet Julie Thomson, a Naturalist from Eno River State Park, to learn all about snakes and make a fun snake-themed bookmark.
  • Watch the last selection from PBS National Parks in ART&
  • At 3:30 PM, join Way Out West curator Dana Cowen for a Last Look Tour.
  • Enjoy exploring the art on view with a themed scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities for all ages

Free and open to the public.

NEW! Art Adventures 10 August 2019 – Late PM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Participants will create woven masterpieces inspired by the summer exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection

Navajo Rug
c. 1920
textile
38 x 60 inches
TC 486.3

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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Art Adventures 10 August 2019 – PM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Participants will create woven masterpieces inspired by the summer exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection

Navajo Rug
c. 1920
textile
38 x 60 inches
TC 486.3

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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Art Adventures Registration - 14 Sept. 2019 PM

Sign up below for the afternoon session of Art Adventures.
  • Note: If you are registering more than one child, please fill out a separate online registration form for EACH CHILD.

2nd Friday ArtWalk – Way Out West

Thomas Moran
American, born in England, 1837-1926
Virgin River, Utah, 1908
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
TC 486.25

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, August 9, 2019

5:00-6:00 PM | EXPLORE Way Out West during our 2nd Friday ArtWalk evening hours

6:00-7:00 PM | PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West

  • Elizabeth Broun, Director Emerita of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • John Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950 at the Ackland Art Museum

Panel is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

7:00 PM | BOOK DISCUSSION: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller and Way Out West 

Our popular book discussion program co-hosted by Carolina Public Humanities is back with look at Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller in the context of Way Out West.

Join Jennifer Howard, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, in the new landscapes and artifacts exhibition Way Out West for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories and poetry with Native American folk tales, autobiographical passages, and photographs.

We invite you to arrive early and enjoy an optional Way Out West pubic panel discussion from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Cost: $38 per person, includes a copy of the book, light snacks, and a reserved seat at the optional public panel discussion. Register here or call Carolina Public Humanities at 919.962.1544. 


2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland
Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.


RSVP for PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West

Family and Friends Sunday: July 2019

Family and Friends Sunday: The Great Outdoors
Sunday, 28 July 2019 | 2-5 PM

Consider the physicality of creating art featuring mountains, cliffs, and canyons.

  • Learn how art and nature intersect and inspire at North Carolina State Parks with Anjanée N. Bell, Director of Arts in the Parks
  • Hear from Johnny Randall, the NCBG Director of Conservation.
  • Catch the next selection of our PBS National Parks screenings in ART&.
  • Enjoy exploring the art on view with a themed scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities for all ages

Free and open to the public.

A Reader’s Guide to “Way Out West”

2:00 pm | A Reader’s Guide to Way Out West
From Louis L’Amour to Cormac McCarthy, the American West has inspired writers and captivated readers, including Susan Brown, Director of Chapel Hill Public Library. She has wandered through the exhibition and in this lively talk, she will share suggestions for books that pair well with Way Out West (and she will most likely work in a movie recommendation or two as well). The result will be a westward expansion of your TBR pile!

NEW! Art Adventures 13 July 2019 – Late PM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Participants will create pastel landscapes inspired by the Way Out West exhibition.

Thomas Moran
American, born in England, 1837-1926
Virgin River, Utah, 1908
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
TC 486.25

 

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

RSVP