Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Department of Art and Art History Graduate Symposium

Art and Art History Graduate Symposium

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Coordinated by the Art Student Graduate Organization and co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, Department of Classics, Department of Romance Studies, and The Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

Community: Public, Private, Patron, & Spectator

Join us for this day-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the interrelations between community and art-making. In the Ackland Art Museum’s Art& space, Graduate students from UNC and universities from across the US will present and discuss new research touching on ways in which material objects manifest collective values and shape perceptions of identity among disparate audiences.

Through a series of panel presentations, discussions, and a culminating keynote address, gathered attendees and presenters will ask together: How do works of art create dialogues between and within communities?

Keynote address by Dr. Peter Chametzky, Professor of Art History in the School of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina.

Please find the final program schedule here.


Registration is required, but registrants need not be there for the whole day. Please RSVP below!

A Farewell to Step Right Up!

A Farewell to Step Right Up!
Wednesday, Sept 4 | 3:30-5 PM

Join us on the terrace as the Ackland says a fond farewell to Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty’s Step Right Up stickwork sculptures.

On display since October 2017, the large-scale piece—comprised of five individual stickwork sculptures—was constructed entirely of tree saplings.

In creating Step Right Up, Dougherty was inspired by an ancient, zoomorphic pouring vessel on view in the Ackland’s galleries. The tree saplings—primarily maple and gum—used to make the piece were responsibly harvested from Duke Forest and Triangle Land Conservancy, organizations with which Patrick Dougherty has long relationships.

Free and open to the public.

Photo by Emily Bowles.

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.

RSVP

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

Final Performance: Stacey L. Kirby’s “Department of Reflection”

Sunday, 4 August 2019 | 2-4 PM
Final Performance:
Civil Presence Assessments in Stacey L. Kirby’s Department of Reflection

In this site-specific commission in the Ackland’s ART& spaceStacey 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.

On the final day of the installation, Kirby and community members will conduct Civil Presence assessments. The assessments are free and open to the public, and they will be conducted on a rolling basis. No advance registration is required.

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.

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.

Drawing in the Galleries

Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection.

For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome.

Free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary.