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An Evening on Art Collecting at Ackland Art Museum

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Seasoned art collectors and those just starting out are invited to attend a lively “Evening on Art Collecting,” presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition Birthday Presents, featuring sixty works of art gifted to the Museum in honor of its sixtieth anniversary. Have your burning art-collecting questions answered by area professionals—including local gallerists, auction house experts, and art advisors—at “Ask an Expert” stations around the Museum. At 7:30, join us for a dynamic conversation with two of Birthday Presents donors, Smith Freeman and Austin Scarlett, moderated by Lauren Turner. A pop-up print sale featuring UNC student artists will encourage visitors to start—or grow!—their art collections during the ArtWalk!

6-7:30 PM
Ask an Expert Tables:
– Natalie Knox, manager of Frank Gallery (Chapel Hill, NC)
– Michelle Gonzalez-Green, artist and owner of The584 (Durham, NC)
– Lauren Sanford, Prints & Multiples Director, Leland Little Auctions (Hillsborough, NC)
– Lauren Harkey, Art Advisor, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy (Charlotte, NC)
– Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection, Ackland Art Museum (UNC-Chapel Hill)

7:30 PM
Collectors’ Q+A:
– Smith Freeman & Austin Scarlett, collectors who have donated to Birthday Presents 
– Lauren Turner, Ackland Art Museum, moderator

6-9 PM
Pop-Up Print Sale:
– Printmakers (and more!) from the Student Art Majors Association of UNC-Chapel Hill

Earlier Event: December 14
Galore Store
Later Event: December 14
ATI Family Show