Music in the Galleries: Vintage Country Music

Music in the Galleries
18 Aug 2019 | 2 PM

Vintage Country Music by Brian and Mary Lewis, with Nancy Bierman (bass).

Brian & Mary Lewis have performed together for more than 35 years, and have performed with Nancy Bierman for about the last ten.  While singly they are veterans of multiple groups in genres of music including rock, folk, pop, bluegrass, samba reggae, and rhythm & blues, together they are adept at breathing life into classic country music from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.  Their specialty is “brother duets” done in close harmony, representing some of the best of our collective American musical heritage.

Presented in connection with Way Out West.

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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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.

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.

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.