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Our June Ackland F.A.M. (Families at the Museum) theme celebrates Juneteenth with several activities available in person on June 19, the final day of our current exhibition Modern Black Culture: The Art of Aaron Douglas.

Juneteenth Celebration
June 19| 1-5 p.m.

Interactive Family Tour | 2:00 p.m.
Join Ackland docents in a family-friendly close look at Aaron Douglas’ 1931 mural Harriet Tubman.

Storytime | 3:00 p.m.
Join the Ackland’s Public Program Team as we read books about the significance of murals! Meet in ART&. Books are appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Mural & Graffiti Wall | All Afternoon in the Ackland courtyard 
Make your mark on our temporary mural wall with spray paint and inspiration from the art on view at the Ackland. Hosted by Chapel Hill Arts and Culture

Free Family Activity Kits | Available in the Ackland Lobby beginning May 18
Pick up a kit to use in the galleries or at home to make your own “mural sketch” using stencils and textured paper, inspired by Aaron Douglas’s vibrant Harriet Tubman mural.

Self-Guided Art Walk to Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration at Hargraves Community Center
Explore Chapel Hill’s vibrant public art on a self-guided art walk between the Ackland and Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Hargraves Community Center from 2-6 p.m. on June 19. Pick up a copy at the Ackland or view a PDF of the Mural Walk here.

Find out more about the performances, poetry, and more at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth celebration of Black community and culture by visiting their event page: https://www.chapelhillarts.org/calendar/juneteenth-celebration/.




Aaron Douglas, American, 1899-1979, Harriet Tubman, 1931 oil on canvas. Bennett College, Greensboro, NC, L2019.23

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