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

Art Adventures 13 July 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 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

Drawing for Tweens 13 July 2019 – PM Session

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members.

RSVP

Art Adventures 13 July 2019 – AM 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

Family and Friends Sunday: June 2019

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

Family and Friends Sunday: Cartography
23 June 2019 | 2-5 PM

Learn about how maps served the artists of Way Out West.

  • Listen to stories about exploration chosen by Chapel Hill Public Library children’s librarians
  • See maps of the U.S. and meet cartography expert Renee Bosman from UNC Libraries
  • Watch the first of three selections from PBS’ National Parks documentary series to glimpse some of the natural wonders featured in the works of Way Out West
  • 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.

Art Adventures 8 June 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. Participants will construct scratch art inspired by Greek pottery. Materials are provided.

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

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Bucci Painter
Greek, Attic, 6th century B.C.
Neck-Amphora, with Apollo, Leto, and Artemis, Departure Scene, c. 540-530 BCE
Terra cotta, black-figure ware
15 15/16 x 11 7/16 in. (40.5 x 29.1 cm)
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ackland Fund
88.15

Art Adventures 8 June 2019 – AM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of

Bucci Painter
Greek, Attic, 6th century B.C.
Neck-Amphora, with Apollo, Leto, and Artemis, Departure Scene, c. 540-530 BCE
Terra cotta, black-figure ware
15 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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. Participants will construct scratch art inspired by Greek pottery. Materials are provided

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

RSVP

Drawing for Tweens – 8 June 2019 AM Session

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members.

RSVP