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Student-Led Tours at the Ackland Art Museum

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

Join us during the 2nd Friday Art Walk as Ackland Student Guides lead conversational tours based on a particular theme, enabling Ackland visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.


Female Beauty, Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Student

Tour Description: Female Beauty in Different Cultures

Three objects on your tour: Young Girl with a Mandolin, Dish with Boating Scene, Mask of the Poro Society


“Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination”, Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore

Tour Description: Discuss how artists use color to convey a theme, message or motif, as well as how viewers perceive the piece based on the colors and other formal elements of the piece.

Three objects on your tour: Spirit, Rising on the Wind, The Sword of Damocles, View of the Ile de la Cite


“Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Senior, Classical Archaeology

Tour Description: Exploring the ways that art illustrates the expectations held for different people in different cultures, and the ways that expectations about a piece of art can change when the viewer looks at it differently.

Four objects on your tour: Sande Mask, Abacus, Cleopatra and the Peasant