Art for Lunch: What does Classical art look like?

Thursday, 21 November 2019 | 12:30 PM

Art for Lunch: What does Classical art look like?

Featuring Hérica Valladares (UNC Classics) and Elizabeth Manekin (Ackland Head of University Programs and Academic Projects)

 

Join us for an interview-style talk with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin and UNC Classics professor Hérica Valladares to hear how her class, “Hellenistic Art and Architecture,” uses objects in the Ackland’s collection. Bring a bag lunch–and questions of your own–for this lively, conversational program.

 

Free, RSVP below.

Art for Lunch: Dr. Marsha Penner and Dr. Michelle Robinson

Art for Lunch 18 April 2019 | 12:30 PM

Join Dr. Marsha Penner and Dr. Michelle Robinson for a discussion of how they’re using the Ackland to learn about cognitive and literary approaches to problem solving as part of their jointly-taught course on detective fiction, “Methods of Detection.”

Not only do paperbacks like Gone Girl and television mega-franchises like Law & Order invite their audiences to perform extraordinary feats of detection, they also communicate information about the cognitive processes that make mystery-solving possible. Both literary theorists and behavioral neuroscientists have developed models that explain the ways detection—the accumulation and logical assembly of clues and evidence to solve mysteries—takes place.

This Art for Lunch will include an activity involving four objects from the Ackland’s permanent collection, including the one in the image above. Image credit: Unidentified Artist, Indian/Swiss, Watch and Compass, brass, enamel, silver overlay, and glass. 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 in. Ackland Fund, selected by The Ackland Associates. 96.3.2.

LUNCH
Bring your own bag lunch.

COST
Free

RSVP
Please RSVP using the form below to save your spot at this popular lunchtime program!

Parking options:   www.parkonthehill.com

  • Rosemary Lot – 100 E Rosemary St    $1.50/hour
  • Wallace Parking Deck – 150 E Rosemary St       $1/hour
  • PNC/Sea Turtle Lot – 164 N Columbia St    FREE after 6 PM
  • UNC-CH Swain Lot (located off Cameron Avenue) –  FREE after 5 PM

Art for Lunch: Dr. Allison DeMarco

Art for Lunch
28 February 2019 | 12:30 PM

Join Dr. Allison DeMarco for a discussion of the art on view for her installation “Confronting Oppression” on view in Ackland Upstairs.

Allison De Marco, MSW, PhD, is an Advanced Research Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on poverty, neighborhood effects, work and family, and well-being for residents of rural communities.

LUNCH
Bring your own bag lunch.

COST
Free

RSVP
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Art for Lunch: Dr. Eric Newman

Art for Lunch
25 January | 12:30 PM
Dr. Eric Newman (University of Minnesota)

During this special Art for Lunch, Dr. Eric Newman, co-curator of The Beautiful Brain at the Weisman Art Museum, will present “Drawing the Beautiful Brain: The Life, Art, and Science of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.”

Read more about the critically-acclaimed traveling exhibition The Beautiful Brain (on view 25 Jan – 7 April 2019) here.

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.

LUNCH
Bring your own bag lunch.

COST
Free

RSVP
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