American, born in England, 1837-1926
Virgin River, Utah, 1908
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
Fri, June 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Way Out West Curator’s Keynote
During the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, join us for an illustrated introduction to Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection by its curator Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950.
Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
About Way Out West
Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection marks the transformational bequest of over twenty examples of art related to the American West and Southwest to the Ackland Art Museum. Displayed together with artworks already in the Museum’s own permanent collection, the exhibition features nearly eighty works spanning over 150 years, by artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Ansel Adams, Awa Tsireh, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Allan Houser, among others, that chart how artists have responded to the landscape and culture of the American West since the late nineteenth century. Exceptional paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and decorative art are displayed thematically, with a special section devoted to the collector, his taste, and his understanding of the role of art in our daily lives.
Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection has been made possible by UNC Medicine in honor of Hugh A. McAllister Jr.
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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.