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2nd Friday ArtWalk: "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" at Ackland Art Museum
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk: "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" at Ackland Art Museum

Explore "Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019" during the Ackland’s extended 2nd Friday ArtWalk hours (10 AM – 9 PM).

6:30 PM | Performance: when they become us.
when they become us. is a collaborative, socially-engaged performance event co-organized by Jonh Blanco, ShaLeigh Dance Works, and the Ackland Art Museum as part of Sacred Wasteland: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2019. Held outdoors adjacent to the Ackland Art Museum’s entrance, it is a performance that invites audience, community, and dancers to become participants in creating authentic group movement that examines the concepts of undocumented, transitional, irregular, displaced, migrating, refugee, illegal, and unlawful vessels and bodies.

Immediately Following | Artist Q&A
Following when they become us., stay for a Q&A with participating artists led by guest curator William Paul Thomas.

Free admission.

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New Year, New Look, New Dance at Ackland Art Museum
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

New Year, New Look, New Dance at Ackland Art Museum

Join us for an evening of art-inspired, site-specific dance performances choreographed by Heather Tatreau as part of the SITES 2018-2019 Experimental Art + Performance Series.

Drop in during the ArtWalk to wander through the contemporary and African galleries and discover how dance performance can enliven your experience of the Ackland Art Museum’s new installation, A New Look: The Permanent Collection Galleries Re-energized.

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Vernacular Photography Day at the Ackland
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Vernacular Photography Day at the Ackland

Come to the Ackland Art Museum for a day of vernacular photography! Digitize your home movies with the A/V Geeks; explore the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland; and listen to vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.

Event #1: Home Movie Day Chapel Hill
2-6PM
Celebrate Home Movie Day! Bring your home movies to the Ackland Art Museum for digitization by the A/V Geeks. Sign Up Here! 

Event #2: Pop-Up Photobooks Show: Rare and Special Photobooks from the Sloane Art Library Collection
6-8:30 PM
Explore highlights from the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland Art Museum. Join us to see, handle, and talk about books that are in very few public collections. 

Event #3: Collecting Photographs: Snapshots, Vernacular, and Beyond—Robert E. Jackson in Conversation with Peter Nisbet
6:30 PM
Join vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with the Ackland’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.

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Lonnie Holley at Ackland Art Museum
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lonnie Holley at Ackland Art Museum

6 PM – Lonnie Holley
Concert and Public Talk
Free, no RSVP required, seating is limited. 

For this very special 2nd Friday, the Ackland is thrilled to host a performance by UNC Department of American Studies Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence Lonnie Holley! 

Lonnie Bradley Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man (born February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama), is an African American artist and art educator. Since 1979, Holley has devoted himself to the practice of improvisational creativity as a sculptor and musician. In 1981, he brought a few examples of his sandstone carvings to Birmingham Museum of Art director Richard Murray. The BMA displayed some of those pieces immediately and Murray introduced him to the organizers of the 1981 exhibition "More Than Land and Sky: Art from Appalachia" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Soon his work was being acquired by other institutions, such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His work has also been displayed at the White House.

Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's pop-up bar while experiencing Holley’s riveting live performance.

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Pop-Up Bar, The Outwin, and More at Ackland Art Museum
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Bar, The Outwin, and More at Ackland Art Museum

Come explore  The Outwin: American Portraiture Today during Ackland's monthly evening hours. Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!

Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.

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CROPPED at Ackland Art Museum
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

CROPPED at Ackland Art Museum

This 2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland features a LIVE art gameshow presented in connection with Ackland’s newest exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018."

CROPPED: A Live Art Exhibition-Making Competition | 7-8:30 PM

Inspired by our current exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018", the four most recent MFA show curators (Lauren Turner, Jeff Bell, Kelly McChesney, and Chris Vitiello) will build miniature museum installations in a Chopped-style art competition using only materials found in their mystery boxes. The event will be emceed by Warren Hicks, producer of the Triangle’s favorite art podcast Don't You Lie To Me - podcast.

At this 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Imbibe's SnoBall Bike will pop up on the Ackland’s front terrace with icy treats for sale.

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2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland

At this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, visitors to the Ackland will be able to enjoy:

6-8 PM: Mini Art à la Carte - “Triple Timed Still-Lifes” inspired by the art of Man Ray. RSVP in advance to reserve your spot; a limited number of spaces may be available at the door $10 per person; open to the general public and all UNC Students

7-9 PM: Live music + art performance by Rowland Yeargan and Daphne Rodgers

All evening:
Tour Extravaganza by the Ackland Student Guides
Friendship bracelet-making with Student Friends of the Ackland

This month’s food truck: SoomSoom Pita Pockets, from 6-8 PM

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Celebrating "Becoming a Woman" at Ackland Art Museum
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating "Becoming a Woman" at Ackland Art Museum

Get creative and mysterious with Student Friends of the Ackland's mask-making activities, enjoy pizza from the Napoli food truck, and explore the galleries!

Featured Program:

6:30-8:30 PM: “Dangerous Liaisons at the Ackland: An Evening of French Enlightenment Art and Literature,” presented with Carolina Public Humanities. Every participant will receive a copy of the book in advance. Limited to 20 participants; advanced RSVP required.

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Celebrating The Year of the Dog at Ackland
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating The Year of the Dog at Ackland

Ackland Art Museum is offering activities for all ages at February's 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The highlights include: 

  • Tai Chi/Qigong class, 6-7 PM, free, no RSVP, led by Joanne Marshall

Plus:  

  • Dog origami-making station hosted by the Student Friends of the Ackland
  • "So Good Pupusas" food truck
  • Animal Scavenger Hunt 
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Bodhi Day at Ackland Art Museum
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bodhi Day at Ackland Art Museum

During this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Ackland will celebrate Bodhi Day in connection with "Religion and Ritual," our newly-opened installation of Asian art that presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent.

Bodhi Day, a Buddhist holiday celebrated across Asia (also known as Laba in China and Rohatsu in Japan), marks the day the Buddha reached enlightenment. In the spirit of this holiday, the Ackland invites visitors to:

- Take part in an introductory meditation class led by Lori Burgwyn Hernandez of The Well and Franklin Street Yoga. (Beginners are welcome; meditation techniques will be shared.)

- Try a nighttime version of the Ackland’s Yoga in the Galleries class with Joanne Marshall.

Free and open to the public!

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Artist Talk with Tim Youd, Crafting, Live Music at Ackland Art Museum
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with Tim Youd, Crafting, Live Music at Ackland Art Museum

December's 2nd Friday ArtWalk is inspired by our exhibition of South African Beadwork. In addition to art-making inspired by our collection, we'll have special guest Tim Youd. Youd is performing "100 Novels" - a 10-year project that involves him re-typing 100 novels - at the Ackland and Wilson Library through December 10.

Throughout the evening, you can enjoy Youd's performance, music by MGL and the Rev, and make art inspired by our exhibition of South African Beadwork. At 7:30 PM, Youd will give an artist's talk in the Ackland's Yager Gallery.

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Explore "Flash of Light, Fog of War" at Ackland Art Museum
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Explore "Flash of Light, Fog of War" at Ackland Art Museum

Make art, listen to music, and explore our exhibition "Flash of Light, Fog of War" at this month's 2nd Friday ArtWalk! 

ALL EVENING:

- FREE pizza!!
- Live music by Red Nucleus, a lively two-person band
- Origami-making station hosted by Student Friends of the Ackland

- 7:00 PM: a "pop-up performance" by student theater group the New Works Project

Throughout the evening, Ackland Student Guides will lead conversational tours:

- 5:00 PM - "Female Beauty," Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Student
- 5:30 PM - "Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination," Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore
- 6:30 PM - “Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Classical Archaeology, Senior

FREE and open to the public!

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Museum Tours & Artist Talk at Ackland Art Museum
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Museum Tours & Artist Talk at Ackland Art Museum

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.

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Student-Led Tours at the Ackland Art Museum

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.

5:00-5:30

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

5:30-6:00

“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

6:30-7:00

“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

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Explore the Galleries at the Ackland Art Museum
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Explore the Galleries at the Ackland Art Museum

At the Ackland Art Museum you can explore the galleries during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk! Along with the Permanent Collection, they have two new exhibitions:

Miguel Angel Ríos: A Morir (To the Death)
Through 17 September 2017

A three-channel video installation shot in Tepoztlan, Mexico, Miguel Angel Ríos’s A Morir (To the Death), 2003, focuses on a popular street game called trompos that involves spinning tops.

One of Many: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Portfolios
Through 10 September 2017
One of Many showcases some of the Ackland’s major recent acquisitions of prints and portfolios made after 1960. Prints are, by their nature, produced in more or less numerous replicas; each of the prints in the exhibition is one example out of many copies.

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Time Will Tell: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2017 at Ackland Art Museum

Curator's Tour: 6:00 PM
Extended Museum Hours: 5:00-9:00 PM

"Time Will Tell" examines how the exhibition’s contributors, the 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, use their artworks to explore time as an indefinite period rather than as a measurement of specific durations.

These seven artists—Luke Firle, Wayne Marcelli, Joy Meyer, Vanessa Murray, Emily J. Smith, Louis Watts, and Lamar Whidbee—slow, stop, fold, or remove aspects of the passage of time in order to contemplate and complicate the personal, the universal, and the art historical. They deploy the idea of time as an expansive drift that requires subtle, quiet consideration.

"Time Will Tell" is curated by Jeff Bell, visual artist (MFA, UNC-Greensboro, 2008) and museum manager at 21c Museum Hotel, Durham.

This exhibition is made possible by Mr. and Mrs. George J. Still, Jr.

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"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!
Apr
14
5:00 PM17:00

"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!

While you're out on the town for this month's ArtWalk, be sure to stop by the Ackland Art Museum's front terrace to take a spin on "Los Trompos," a large-scale, interactive installation of much-larger-than-life spinning tops (trompos) in a variety of colors and shapes. 

Please note: the Museum's galleries will close at 5 PM, but visitors are encouraged to take a spin after hours. https://ackland.org/exhibition/los-trompos/

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Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at Ackland Art Museum
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at Ackland Art Museum

"Fever With: The Art of Ronald Lockett" Public Celebration

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Organized by the Ackland Art Museum, "Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett" is a groundbreaking retrospective of a passionately inspired and little-understood figure in twentieth-century American art. The first solo exhibition of Ronald Lockett’s art, Fever Within emphasizes the powerful themes the artist explored over the course of his career through about 50 of his works of art.

"Fever Within" is curated by Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and Folklore at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in close collaboration with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting the work of vernacular African American artists of the American South.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/exhibition/ronald-lockett/

 

 

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Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me" at The Ackland Art Museum
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me" at The Ackland Art Museum

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me"

Durham-based artist and UNC-Chapel Hill alum (MFA '07) Stacy Lynn Waddell will speak about her newly-installed, site-specific mural "Please Don't Shoot Me," on view in the Ackland's ART& community space.

Waddell's presentation will address issues related to the recent and ongoing incidents of police violence against African American populations in the context of "Please Don't Shoot Me." 

Note: this talk will include video footage that may be disturbing for some viewers.

Free and open to the public.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/events-programs/art-and-programs/

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FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party at the Ackland Art Museum
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party at the Ackland Art Museum

FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party

FUN DIP celebrates the Ackland exhibition "Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print."

Hosted by Extended Remix artist Ely Kim ♦ Music by WYXC DJs ♦ Candy by Morinaga

Suggested Attire: “FUN & Remixed”

Free Admission ♦ All are Welcome

"Extended Remix" is made possible in part by the Henry R. Luce Foundation and the Ackland’s Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/events-programs/student-programs/fun-dip-extended-remixed-dance-party/

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Ackland Museum Store - Donald Martiny - Special Reception
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ackland Museum Store - Donald Martiny - Special Reception

Donald Martiny Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

“The Tiny Gallery” at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies. Donald Martiny is a Chapel Hill based artist who works with a mixture of polymer and pigment to create sculptural paintings, usually on a grand scale. However, the works in this show are small, prototypical studies that Donald makes as part of his process of creating his larger paintings. We are delighted to share these “works” behind the work.

Donald’s work has been featured in numerous publications and websites including the Huffington Post, NPR, and New American Paintings South. His work is represented by galleries in the US, Europe, and Australia. Deborah Swallow, Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art describes his work: “Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.”

DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies opens with a special reception on Friday,
11 November 2016, 6-8PM

The show will continue through Saturday, 31 December 2016. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

About the Ackland Museum Store: Newly located at 109 East Franklin Street, next to FRANK Gallery, the Ackland Museum Store supports the educational mission of the Ackland Art Museum: to animate, inspire, and transform people's lives with works of art. 

As an academic unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ackland Art Museum collects, preserves, and presents great art to educate, inspire, and engage the University and its regional, national, and international audiences in free and open inquiry.

Store Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum Members and UNC Employees receive a 10% discount on most Museum Store purchases. In addition, Members enjoy special discounts during several designated Member Shopping Days throughout the year. For membership information, please call 919.966.5736 or go to ackland.org/support.

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Talk by ART& Artist Heather Gordon at the Ackland Art Museum
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Talk by ART& Artist Heather Gordon at the Ackland Art Museum

2nd Friday at the Ackland featuring ART& Artist Heather Gordon

See "Thunderhead," a new piece by Durham-based artist Heather Gordon, now on view in the Ackland Art Museum's experimental ART& space. 

Gordon will give a talk about her work at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public.

The Museum galleries will remain open until 9 PM!

Link to more info about the event
https://ackland.org/exhibition/art-and/

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ART& Artist Derek Toomes at Ackland Art Museum
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

ART& Artist Derek Toomes at Ackland Art Museum

2nd Friday Artwalk at the Ackland featuring ART& Artist Derek Toomes

Explore the Ackland's newest installation ART&, an innovative new project centered on art and community. ART& features three consecutive site-specific commissions by prominent area artists. The inaugural ART& artist Derek Toomes will be on hand to discuss his work during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and will participate in an informal interview with Lauren Turner, assistant curator for the collection, at 7 PM.

About ART& A dedicated section of the Ackland Art Museum, ART& will be the location of community gatherings and a wide range of art-centered activities, from film screenings and performances to talks and hands-on art making.

Contact Email
allison.p.lathrop@unc.edu

Link to more info about the event
http://www.ackland.org

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Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016 at Ackland Art Museum
May
13
5:00 PM17:00

Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016 at Ackland Art Museum

"Depth Perception: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016"

All are invited to explore the Ackland Art Museum's current exhibition "Depth Perception: Selected Works from the MFA Class of 2016" during our special evening hours. 

In "Depth Perception," six artists attempt to understand how we perceive the world around us, how we are affected by it, and how we identify ourselves within it. Each artist works through ideas of perception through such lenses as neurosis and power, social norms, and the ephemeral nature of time. "Depth Perception" is curated by Kelly McChesney.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/exhibition/depth_perception/

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Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Public Celebration of "Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann" at Ackland Art Museum

Public Celebration of "Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann"

All are invited to a Public Celebration of the Ackland Art Museum's current exhibition "Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann." 

A public talk by the curator, Kenneth Silver, will take place at 5:30 PM.

This Friday, the Ackland also serves as a venue for a site-specific, exterior light installation as part of Shimmer.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.ackland.org

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"Testing, Testing" Exhibition Celebration
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Testing, Testing" Exhibition Celebration

All are invited to attend a celebration of the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibition, "Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection."

Desserts will be served. Free and open to the public, and held during the September Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday Artwalk. http://ackland.org/exhibition/testing-testing/

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