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Exhibition: Past Forward

Guest Lecture: W. Richard West, Jr., Elder-in-Residence

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

This talk is now FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please email acklandRSVP@unc.edu. -- A free public talk presented by the American Indian Center at the Ackland as part of their Elder-in-Residence program. Dr. W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne) has served as the founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the…

Free

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.

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…

Free

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.

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…

Free

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.

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…

Free – $5

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…

Free – $5

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.