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.

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.

Family and Friends Sunday: Flower Frenzy

Art lovers of all ages are invited to join us for a Family and Friends Sunday inspired by flowers!

Image Credit: Ben McKeown Photography

After visiting the Museum, come to the Ackland Art Museum’s Bloom Fest booth to make a drawing of flowers, create flower sculptures from Squishy Circuits, and join in a flower-themed scavenger hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

Art Adventures AM Session – 18 May 2019

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. May’s session will be inspired by the UNC MFA 2019 show, Sacred Wasteland. Participants will create collaborative still-life pieces using india ink and watercolors.

Chieko Murasugi
American and Canadian, born 1957
Vertical selections from the series Ikebana, 2018
acrylic, ink and nori (dried seaweed) on Arches paper
Lent by the artist, L2019.12.1.1-.12

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

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Family and Friends Sunday: Sacred Wasteland

Family and Friends Sunday: Sacred Wasteland
Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 2-5 PM

Image Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo, American, born 1993: Halfies, Pt. 1 (detail), 2019. Earth, saw dust, steel, wood glue, coral, alligator garfish scales, oyster shells, rocks, cement, volcanic rock, sharks’ teeth, pig intestines, epoxy, lichen, barnacles, acrylic paint, and windshield glass.

Art lovers of all ages are invited to join us for a special Family and Friends Sunday inspired by the Ackland’s 2019 MFA Exhibition, Sacred Wasteland.

Art Adventures (PM Session)

Art Adventures
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.

13 April 2019 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM (PM Session)

Cost
Free for Ackland Members (Household/$75 and above), $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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                                                                                         Image Credit: Julian Stanczak, Glare, 1969
Acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (127.3 x 127.3 cm)
Ackland Art Museum

Art Adventures (AM Session)

Art Adventures
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.

13 April 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (AM Session)

Cost
Free for Ackland Members (Household/$75 and above), $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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Image Credit: Julian Stanczak, Glare, 1969
Acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (127.3 x 127.3 cm)
Ackland Art Museum

Music in the Galleries X Family and Friends Sunday: Brain-Inspired Dance

Music in the Galleries X Family and Friends Sunday
24 March| 2-4 PM
Brain-Inspired Dance, choreographed by Killian Manning

Inspired by the contemporary images of the brain featured in The Beautiful Brain, SITES Choreographer Killian Manning has planned an interactive afternoon of site-specific, art-inspired dance in the galleries. Visitors of all ages will be invited to join five dancers in movement and dance in response to the art on view. This family-friendly event is a cross-over between our popular Music in the Galleries series and Family and Friends Sunday.

Manning’s dance is set to music by Spanish composers contemporaneous with Cajal, as well as contemporary Spanish works. She also incorporates texts from Cajal’s dream journals.

2PM: Dance performance
2:30 PM: Family and Friends participatory dance
3:30 PM: Dance Performance

This is the second of two performances choreographed by Manning in connection with The Beautiful Brain. Join us on 17 February for the first performance, this time inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal featured in the exhibition.

Part of the SITES 2018-2019 series of experimental art and performances.

Printmaking Demonstration with SuperGraphic Print Lab

Watch the dynamic printmakers of SuperGraphic Print Lab in action as they create screen prints inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Join the fun in the Ackland’s outdoor courtyard from 2 – 5 PM. Once the prints are dry, SuperGraphic will offer them to visitors to take home.

Art Adventures (PM Session)

Art Adventures
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.

9 Mar 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (PM Session)
Found-Object Sculpture inspired by the work of Nam June Paik in A New Look: The Permanent Collection Galleries Re-energized

Cost
Free for Ackland Members (Household/$75 and above), $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

RSVP

Art Adventures (AM Session)

Art Adventures
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.

9 Mar 2019 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (AM Session)
Found-Object Sculpture inspired by the work of Nam June Paik in A New Look: The Permanent Collection Galleries Re-energized

Cost
Free for Ackland Members (Household/$75 and above), $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

RSVP