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Visit us virtually or find art activity kits to enjoy with your friends or family group in the galleries.

This month, enjoy art-inspired activities inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s etchings in Visions of Venice including:

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE PEACOCK ROOM | 2:30 P.M. EDT

Join the Ackland as we ‘visit’ the Freer Gallery of Art in D.C., space is limited to 15 households. The tour will be one hour in length and suitable for all ages.

The Peacock Room and American Art

Freer Gallery of Art founder Charles Lang Freer did not only acquire diverse holdings of Asian art; he also assembled outstanding examples of American art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today, the Freer Gallery of Art houses the world’s largest collection of works by James McNeill Whistler, including his famed Peacock Room.

Registration will open on June 18th. Email acklandrsvp@unc.edu with any registration issues. A Zoom link will be provided in the days leading up to the online tour.

James McNeill Whistler, "Nocturne" (detail), 1879-1880 etching sheet. 8 × 11 5/8 in. (20.3 × 29.5 cm), Collection of Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, L2021.1.25.

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