Back to All Events

Museum Tours & Artist Talk at Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum 101 South Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Join the Ackland Museum for Ackland Student Guide tours:
5:00-5:30 PM: “Female Beauty,” Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Tour
5:30-6:00 PM: “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore
6:30-7:00 PM: “Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Senior, Classical Archaeology

Artist Talk by Patrick Dougherty at 7 PM
Free and open to the public; seating is limited.

In the fall of 2017, the Ackland Art Museum will commission its first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years: a “stickwork” by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty. As yet untitled, the large-scale work will be made entirely of tree saplings and constructed in front of the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dougherty’s work will follow the exhibition of Los Trompos in front of the Ackland, and will similarly activate the Museum’s outdoor public space. Construction of the piece will begin on Monday, October 9, 2017, and continue through Friday, October 27, 2017.

The tree saplings—primarily maple and gum—used to make the piece will be responsibly harvested from Duke Forest and Triangle Land Conservancy, organizations with which Patrick Dougherty has long relationships.