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Join Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Professor of Southern Studies and guest curator, for a tour of Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South. Unsettled Things includes forty-four works by twenty-eight artists from the southern United States long overlooked and now considered major artists, including Thornton Dial, Lonnie B. Holley, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Mose Tolliver, through three themes: Life, Spirit, and Matter. The themes emerge from recurring threads in the works’ subject matter, from shared approaches to choosing and applying materials, and from the artists’ own accounts of their ideas, efforts, and struggles. Learn about the exhibition’s three thematic groupings and several of the outstanding individual works – most drawn from the Ackland’s permanent collection — in this guided tour led by the exhibition’s curators.

Please register below for a free ticket, as space is extremely limited.

Lonnie Holley, American, born 1950, What Was Beyond Us (The Ocean of Our Thoughts), 2019, globe and stand, model ships, rocks, earth, moss, and cast iron pot, 40 1/2 x 19 in. (102.9 x 48.3 cm). Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Promised gift of John A. Powell, ’77, L2020.10.1a-o. © 2022 Lonnie Holley / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


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