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A Closer Look at the Ackland’s Collection

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join educators for a lively half-hour look at two works of art. These engaging conversational tours offer a closer look at and new perspectives on works on view from the Ackland's collection.

A Closer Look at the Ackland’s Collection

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join Ackland educators for a lively half-hour look at two works of art. These engaging conversational tours offer a closer look at and new perspectives on works on view from the Ackland's collection.

F.A.M. Fun in the Galleries: Exploring “Past Forward”

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Spend an art-filled afternoon at the Ackland with family-friendly events and self-guided activities inspired by our current exhibition Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum. Local storyteller Ryan Dial (Lumbee; American Indian Center) will lead a storytime session for kids and their families at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. A special close-looking activity sheet will…

Ackland Film Forum: Filmmaker Fox Maxy Conversation and “Gush” Screening

Varsity Theatre 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Hear from filmmaker Fox Maxy (Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and Payómkawish) in a conversation at the Varsity Theatre and see Maxy’s film Gush (2023). Maxy is a San Diego-based artist and filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance, MoMA, and Melbourne International Film Festival among others. Her feature film debut Gush, which premiered…

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Guest Lecture: Dr. Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Hear from visiting scholar Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds (Diné/Navajo), whose research focuses on contemporary Native American/Indigenous art, theater, and performance. The talk is presented at the Ackland as part of the Art History Lecture Series organized by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Art and Art History. This talk is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies. Space…

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A Closer Look at “Past Forward”

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join Ackland educators for a lively half-hour look at two works of art. These engaging conversational tours offer a closer look at and new perspectives on works on view in Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum.

Drawing in the Galleries

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join us for our popular Drawing in the Galleries program this month during Studio Saturday! Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. Participants all draw from one object using their own gallery-safe materials (paper/notebooks and dry media like crayons and pencils), then discuss what they’ve noticed…

Drawing for Tweens

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

This program invites ten- to thirteen-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s collection and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teacher Daniel Hammer demonstrates and teaches participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating…

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Art Adventures (Morning Session)

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In this art-inspired hands-on art-making class for six- to nine-year-olds, participants will create their own works of art inspired by Molly Murphy Adams' work Four Horses Running Fast, currently on view at the Ackland in Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum. Space is limited to twelve participants; please register below! This program is made…

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Art Adventures (Afternoon Session)

Ackland Art Museum 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In this art-inspired, hands-on art-making class for six- to nine-year-olds, participants will create their own works of art inspired by Molly Murphy Adams' work Four Horses Running Fast, currently on view at the Ackland in Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum. Space is limited to twelve participants; please register below! This program is…

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