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Please join us for a reception, hosted by the Triangle Friends of African American Arts, to celebrate the Ackland’s upcoming exhibition, Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South. This special afternoon will include light refreshments, an introduction to the exhibition, spotlight discussions, and self-tour guides.

Including forty-four works by twenty-eight artists – largely drawn from the Ackland’s permanent collection — Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South explores the work of creators from the Southern United States, long overlooked and now considered major names, including Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Mose Tolliver. The themes of Life, Spirit, and Matter emerge from the subject matter, the materials used, and the artists’ own accounts of their ideas, efforts, and struggles

We will also be giving away a copy of the companion publication, The Unfinished Business of Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South, to an attendee at the event.

Parking on campus is open to the public on weekends. We recommend looking for parking in Swain Lot or Porthole Alley. Please click here for a map of university parking lots. There is also plenty of Town of Chapel Hill parking lots near the museum. Parking is free on Sundays.

We hope to see you at the reception!

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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