“The Way Out West: Desert Landscapes” Artist Talk by Michelle Van Parys

Michelle Van Parys, American: “Scenic Campsite, New Mexico, from The Way Out West,” 2001; toned gelatin silver print, sheet: 15 7/8 × 19 13/16 in., Gift of Mark H. Sloan, Ackland Art Museum, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014.27.5. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

1 August 2019 | 6 PM
“The Way Out West: Desert Landscapes”
An Artist Talk by Michelle Van Parys

Free and open to the public, RSVP requested below.

Presented in connection with Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister, Jr. Collection (on view 14 June – 25 Aug 2019).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2nd Friday ArtWalk: July 2019


2nd Friday ArtWalk

12 July 2019 | Open ’til 9 PM

Experience Way Out West after hours during the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

  • 6-8:30 PM | Art Library Pop Up @ the Ackland
    View rare and unique items from the Sloane Art Library’s special collections relating to themes in Way Out West

Free and open to the public.


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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk – “Way Out West” Curator’s Keynote

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

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.

RSVP for the Curator’s Keynote

 

 

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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk: Stacey L. Kirby and Lonnie Holley

2nd Friday ArtWalk: An Eclectic and Unusual Double Bill
Friday, 12 April | 6-10 PM. Free.
6-8 PM: ART& artist Stacey L. Kirby and her team conduct civil presence assessments within her new installation, The Department of Reflection.
8:30-10 PM: Concert and talk with Lonnie Holley. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Department of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Lonnie Holley’s concert and talk is now sold out and waitlisted. Click here to join the waitlist.

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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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk: Mapping the Mind

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, 8 March | 6-9 PM

5-6:15 PM: The Beautiful Brain: Forging Connections Between Art and Science. Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s discoveries paved the way for remarkable breakthroughs in neuroscience in the early 20th century. Join us for an intriguing discussion exploring questions about the brain, current developments in neuroscience, and the influence of sociocultural factors on the brain and human behavior. With Patrick Harrison (Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience), Cassie Hamrick (Durham-based Art Therapist), and Hillary Rubesin (Director, Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina). Co-presented by Stigma free Carolina: Redefining Mental Health. Free admission.

6:30-8 PM: Mapping the Mind at the Ackland: An Art and Literature Discussion Co-organized with Carolina Public Humanities. Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which art can help us understand the complexity of the human brain—both physically and psychologically. Join Pamela Cooper, associate professor  of English and Comparative Literature, in a robust discussion of the short stories of Virginia Woolf, whose stream-of-consciousness writing helped lay the groundwork for modern psychology. Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programs, will then guide us through the Museum’s newest exhibition, The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, featuring exquisite neuroanatomical drawings by the father of modern neuroscience. $30 per person (includes a copy of the exhibition catalog and light snacks). Limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot!

5 PM-9 PM Explore The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal during March’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk.The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal was organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota with the Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.


IMAGE: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish, 1852-1934: Epitelio y neuroglia primitivos de ratón (Glial cells of the mouse spinal cord), 1899, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).


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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk: All About the Brain

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, 8 February | 6-9 PM

6:30 PM:
Join us for a gallery talk led by UNC neuroscientists talking about their images featured in The Beautiful Brain. Learn how they produced these images, find out about the importance of imaging in neuroscience today, and talk with them about how they see the connections between science and art.

7:30 PM: Ask a UNC neuroscientist! Curious about how your brain works? Wondering about the nature of consciousness? Want to know more about Santiago Ramón y Cajal? Bring your burning neuroscience-related questions to the Ackland for a chance to ask a neuroscientist!

Explore The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal during February’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal was organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota with the Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.


IMAGE: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish, 1852-1934: Epitelio y neuroglia primitivos de ratón (Glial cells of the mouse spinal cord), 1899, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).


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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk: An Evening on Art Collecting

An Evening on Art Collecting
Friday, 14 December | 6-9 PM

Seasoned art collectors and those just starting out are invited to attend a lively “Evening on Art Collecting,” presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition Birthday Presents, featuring sixty works of art gifted to the Museum in honor of its sixtieth anniversary. Have your burning art-collecting questions answered by area professionals—including local gallerists, auction house experts, and art advisors—at “Ask an Expert” stations around the Museum. At 7:30, join us for a dynamic conversation with two of Birthday Presents donors, Smith Freeman and Austin Scarlett, moderated by Lauren Turner. A pop-up print sale featuring UNC student artists will encourage visitors to start—or grow!—their art collections during the ArtWalk!

6-7:30 PM
Ask an Expert Tables:

– Natalie Knox, manager of Frank Gallery (Chapel Hill, NC)
– Michelle Gonzalez-Green,  artist and owner of The584 (Durham, NC)
– Lauren Sanford, Prints & Multiples Director, Leland Little Auctions (Hillsborough, NC)
– Lauren Harkey, Art Advisor, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy (Charlotte, NC)
– Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection, Ackland Art Museum (UNC-Chapel Hill)

7:30 PM
Collectors’ Q+A:

– Smith Freeman & Austin Scarlett, collectors who have donated to Birthday Presents 
– Lauren Turner, Ackland Art Museum, moderator

6-9 PM
Pop-Up Print Sale:

– Printmakers (and more!) from the Student Art Majors Association of UNC-Chapel Hill


IMAGE: Unidentified artist, Chinese, Liao dynasty (907 – 1125 CE): Sancai-Glazed Foliate Bowl, 10-11th century; pinkish buff earthenware with lead-fluxed clear, emerald-green, and caramel-brown glazes over a white-slip ground. Gift of Austin Scarlett and Smith Freeman in honor of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary, 2018.18.4


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.