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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk – Way Out West

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

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, August 9, 2019

5:00-6:00 PM | EXPLORE Way Out West during our 2nd Friday ArtWalk evening hours

6:00-7:00 PM | PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West

  • Elizabeth Broun, Director Emerita of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • John Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950 at the Ackland Art Museum

Panel is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

7:00 PM | BOOK DISCUSSION: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller and Way Out West 

Our popular book discussion program co-hosted by Carolina Public Humanities is back with look at Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller in the context of Way Out West.

Join Jennifer Howard, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, in the new landscapes and artifacts exhibition Way Out West for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories and poetry with Native American folk tales, autobiographical passages, and photographs.

We invite you to arrive early and enjoy an optional Way Out West pubic panel discussion from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Cost: $38 per person, includes a copy of the book, light snacks, and a reserved seat at the optional public panel discussion. Register here or call Carolina Public Humanities at 919.962.1544. 


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.


RSVP for PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West

“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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A Reader’s Guide to “Way Out West”

2:00 pm | A Reader’s Guide to Way Out West
From Louis L’Amour to Cormac McCarthy, the American West has inspired writers and captivated readers, including Susan Brown, Director of Chapel Hill Public Library. She has wandered through the exhibition and in this lively talk, she will share suggestions for books that pair well with Way Out West (and she will most likely work in a movie recommendation or two as well). The result will be a westward expansion of your TBR pile!

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 – 2019 MFA Exhibition

Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo, American, born 1993: Halfies, Pt. 1: Úrsula, 2019 (detail). Earth, sawdust, steel, wood glue, coral, alligator garfish scales, oyster shells, rocks, volcanic rock, sharks’ teeth, pig intestines, epoxy, lichen, barnacles, acrylic paint, and windshield glass. Courtesy of the artist.

Explore Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019 during the Ackland’s extended 2nd Friday ArtWalk hours (10 AM – 9 PM).

6:30 PM | Performance: when they become us.
when they become us. is a collaborative, socially-engaged performance event co-organized by Jonh Blanco, ShaLeigh Dance Works, and the Ackland Art Museum as part of Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019. Held outdoors adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum’s entrance, it is a performance that invites audience, community, and dancers to become participants in creating authentic group movement that examines the concepts of undocumented, transitional, irregular, displaced, migrating, refugee, illegal, and unlawful vessels and bodies.

Immediately Following | Artist Q&A
Following when they become us., stay for a Q&A with participating artists led by guest curator William Paul Thomas.

Free admission.

 

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.

Student Showcase

Please join us at the Ackland for our Spring 2019 STUDENT SHOWCASE featuring presentations from UNC-Chapel Hill students in a variety of disciplines including

Art History
Asian Studies
Classics
Creative Writing
and more!

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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

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