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During the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, join us for a pop-up exhibition of artists’ books by Black artists, illustrators, and photographers from the Sloane Art Library collection, part of UNC Libraries. Chat with art librarians and see works up close from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition Modern Black Culture: The Art of Aaron Douglas, which features several examples of book and magazine illustrations by Harlem Renaissance modernist artist Aaron Douglas. The Museum galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight!


Starting this month, enjoy Twilights on the Terrace during the Ackland’s summer 2nd Friday evening hours, featuring a pop-up bar by Craftboro Brewing! Craft beer, sparkling lemon- and limeade, and snacks will be available for purchase from 5-8 p.m. Relax outside on our Terrace while you explore the new playful outdoor installation pARC by The Urban Conga.

Photograph of two open artists' books. Work titles and artists in the caption below.
LEFT: "Raleigh, North Carolina Hip Hop," Jared Soares (self-published photobook, 2012); RIGHT: "The Sweet Flypaper of Life," Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes (New York: Simon & Schuster, c.1955).

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