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Join us for “Acktoberfest,” an evening of art-inspired beer and cheese pairings, plus exhibition tours and still-life drawing stations, all in celebration of our current exhibition Drawn to Life: Master Drawings from the Age of Rembrandt in the Peck Collection at the Ackland Art Museum

Tasting boards designed by The Cheese Shop (Carrboro, NC) will feature a selection of cheeses with connections to the drawings on view. Both boards and a la carte cheeses to take home will be available for purchase. 

Local craft beers that pair well with the cheeses (and art!) will be available from Craftboro Brewing (Carrboro, NC) at a cash bar, with additional non-alcoholic offerings for sale.

Exhibition curator Dana Cowen will lead mini-tours of Drawn to Life throughout the evening, with a special look at the works that have been paired with the cheeses and beers.

At a still-life drawing station designed by University Florist (Chapel Hill, NC), try your hand at sketching from a gorgeous seasonal arrangement.

The admission is free. Food and drinks will be sold separately during the event by our vendor partners. 

Rembrandt van Rijn Dutch, 1606-1669 Studies of a Smoker and Group of Card Players, c. 1635-40 pen and brown ink sheet: 6 1/16 x 8 1/16 in. (15.4 x 20.4 cm) The Peck Collection 2017.1.63

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