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Lauren Frances Adams at Ackland Art Museum
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Lauren Frances Adams at Ackland Art Museum

November's 2nd Friday ArtWalk is all about ART&. Our vibrant (and newly-reopened) community and program space also features a site-specific installation by artist Lauren Frances Adams. 

This month, Adams will give an artist talk at 6:30 PM in conversation with Lauren Turner, the Ackland's Assistant Curator for the Collection.

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"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures" continues in the Tiny Gallery at The Ackland Museum Store
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures" continues in the Tiny Gallery at The Ackland Museum Store

The Tiny Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store is delighted to offer another 2nd Friday opportunity to see"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures". This lovely little show of portraits, both human and animal, will delight. Susan creates fantastical images in watercolor and mixed media by filtering her life's stories through the lens of her imagination. For her, a portrait is the intertwining of memory and emotion.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures at Ackland Museum Store

The Tiny Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Susan Gartrell:Spirit Creatures. For Susan, a portrait is the intertwining of memory and emotion. The spirits she creates reveal stories from a deep relationship with life, painted through the lens of her imagination. They are intentionally painted small to create and intimacy that requires one to view them “up close” in order to see their stories revealed. Susan relocated to North Carolina from Massachusetts three years ago. She studied fine art and multimedia production at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston University, respectively. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout New England and is held in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. This is the first show of her work in North Carolina.

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Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store

Ackland Museum Store welcomes “Eyes Wide Open”; a series of photographs which are taken by Elizabeth Galecke on daily meditative walks meant to open her eyes, and ours, to the world in which we live. She has taken hundreds of photos since beginning the project in 2015, a sampling of which is on display here. Elizabeth invites us all to participate in this journey with her, using the hashtag #EyesWideOpen.  http://ackland.org/shop/

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Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store

Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store 

The Ackland Museum Store will be open extended hours during the Second Friday ArtWalk. Enjoy shopping for your Valentine or for yourself. Signed copies of "Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett", the current show at the Ackland, will be available for purchase

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

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"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping! at Ackland Museum Store
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping! at Ackland Museum Store

"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping!

Please join us for "Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" in The Tiny Gallery through 31 December, and lots of Holiday Shopping in the Store!

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

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Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata at Ackland Museum Store
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata at Ackland Museum Store

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Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata

This is a continuation of a show that opened last month. We will be open late for Second Friday. Don't miss an opportunity to see this beautiful work, locally made in Seagrove, NC.

Link to more info about the event
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The Ackland Museum Store partners with UNC Press Special Reception
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Ackland Museum Store partners with UNC Press Special Reception

The Ackland Museum Store partners with UNC Press

 

A special reception to celebrate the partnership between the Ackland Museum Store and UNC Press. UNC Press will now have dedicated shelf space at the Ackland Museum Store enabling us to share more of the Press' titles with our customers and our community. The Ackland's new director, Katie Ziglar and several members of UNC Press will be here to celebrate with us.

Link to more info about the event
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Feb
12
10:00 AM10:00

Ackland Museum Store OPEN at a new location

The Ackland Museum Store is now open at it's new location at 109 East Franklin Street. Right next door to FRANK GAllery.  NEW Store will be open extended hours for Second Friday. Shop for your love just two days before Valentine's Day! 

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

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Scandinavian Market featuring Furniture from Palette & Parlor at the Ackland Museum Store
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Scandinavian Market featuring Furniture from Palette & Parlor at the Ackland Museum Store

Scandinavian Market featuring Furniture from Palette & Parlor

Welcome to our Scandinavian Market! This is the fourth in a series of curated specialty markets and includes goods from Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. We are partnering this year with local furniture store Palette & Parlor, owned by Ivy and John Simon. John and Ivy are North Carolina natives who, some years ago, lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was there that their admiration for the elegant simplicity and craftsmanship of Danish Design was born. Their store in Chapel Hill is a treasure trove of modern furniture—much of it of Scandinavian design. The modern furniture icons featured here are the perfect backdrop for our varied wares of Scandinavian Design. We hope our festive Scandinavian Market will inspire others to find fun and innovative ways to collaborate with those in their community and beyond.

Link to more info about the event
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Scandinavian Market Opening Reception at Ackland Museum Store
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Scandinavian Market Opening Reception at Ackland Museum Store

Ackland Museum Store Collaborates on New Curated Market

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present the fourth in a series of curated specialty markets for the Holiday Season. This year, we bring you our Scandinavian Market, including goods from Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. We are excited this year to be partnering with local furniture store Palette & Parlor. Ivy and John Simon, the owners of Palette & Parlor, are North Carolina natives who, some years ago, lived in Copenhagen, Denmark.  It was there that their admiration for the elegant simplicity and craftsmanship of Danish Design was born.  Their store, Palette & Parlor in Chapel Hill is a treasure trove of modern furniture—much of it of Scandinavian design.  The great modern design featured there inspired us to invite them to share in our Scandinavian Market this holiday season.  These modern furniture icons are the perfect backdrop for our varied wares of Danish, Swedish, and Finnish design.  We hope our festive Scandinavian Market will inspire others to find fun and innovative ways to collaborate with those in their community and beyond. 

The Scandinavian Market opens with a special reception on Friday, 13 November 2015, 6-8PM.

The Market will continue through Sunday, 31 December 2015. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

Located on the southeast corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets, 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

Holiday Hours (beginning Friday, November 27)
Monday – Wednesday 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Thursday – Saturday 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00PM

Ackland Art Museum Members 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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"Sabbatikos" by Betsy Haskin & Bill Neville at Ackland Museum Store
Sep
11
6:00 AM06:00

"Sabbatikos" by Betsy Haskin & Bill Neville at Ackland Museum Store

New Painting Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Sabbatikos: Paintings by Betty Haskin and Bill Neville.  Sabbatikos chronicles the work completed during a sabbatical the couple took upon retirement from their respective careers. They spent a year living and traveling abroad, predominantly in Greece. Betty was the Arts Coordinator for Duke Eye Center and staff member of Arts & Health Galleries at Duke. She has also been a landscape painter for the last 35 years. Bill had his own custom design/build furniture business.  Sabbatikos follows up a show from February/March of 2014 entitled Leaving the Table, which showcased Bill’s furniture and wood turnings. Betty and Bill chose Greece as a place where they could slow down and engage in a new culture. Their time was spent reading, writing, drawing, walking and studying contemporary Greek painters and Ancient Greek Art. As they made friends and contributed to the community around them, paintings began to emerge. These paintings are a reflection of what they learned and what they saw.  They are a visual representation of the love and admiration they have for Greece and its people.

Sabbatikos opens with a special reception on Friday, 11 September 2015, 6-8PM.

The show will continue through Sunday, 1 November 2015. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

A sister show featuring work from this same series, Greece: Light & Crisis, will take place September 2- November 1 at the Arts & Health Galleries at Duke Hospital in Durham. For more information, please visit artsandhealth.duke.edu.


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Artists Reception "A Process of Engagement" at the Ackland Museum Store
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artists Reception "A Process of Engagement" at the Ackland Museum Store

Participatory Installation of Art opens at the Ackland Museum Store.

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present A Process of Engagement: a Participatory Installation by Mary Ann Anderson. In this show viewers become “collectors and curators.” A series of small paintings installed in the gallery changes as participants choose and collect a piece by removing it from the installation. The composition further evolves as participants curate by putting up a new painting to replace the one which has been removed.

At the close of the Opening Reception (and also the exhibition’s midpoint), Friday, 8 May 2015, the process of curation will cease. As the act of collecting continues, the installation will begin to “dissolve.” This process encourages the viewer to engage in contemplation about the transient nature of all things—change, dissolution, and eventually, disappearance.

The individual paintings and the installation as a whole, are influenced by Asian art and its emphasis on the ephemeral nature of all things. The depth seen in Song dynasty landscapes informs some of the paintings and the gestural quality of Asian calligraphy appears in others.  Woodblock print patterns are used in many of the pieces as well.

The individual pieces, cut from larger paintings, and installation are also influenced by contemporary abstract and conceptual art. The artist’s goal is to arrange the work so that it surrounds the viewer, creating a small environment with a feeling all its own.

Prior to arriving in Chapel Hill in 2008, Mary Ann Anderson exhibited for twenty years at community galleries in Illinois. She has presented solo exhibits at The Arts Center of Carrboro, Durham Art Guild, Artspace, and Visual Art Exchange. Her art studies include summer classes at Ox-Bow, a program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Penland School of Craft. 

This is the fifth in a series of participatory installations starting at Durham Art Guild in 2012, and continuing at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh in 2013, and in 2014 at Artspace in Raleigh and the Golden Belt Artist Studios in Durham in 2014.

A Process of Engagement opens on 17 April 2015. There will be an artist’s reception on Friday, 8 May, 2015 from 6-8 pm.

The show will continue through Sunday, 31 May 2015. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

Mary Ann Anderson, Spiral Dance, Installation at Golden Belt Studios, Durham, NC, July 2014

Mary Ann Anderson, Spiral Dance, Installation at Golden Belt Studios, Durham, NC, July 2014

 Located on the southeast corner of Franklin and Columbia Streets, 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 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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Necessary Work Exhibit at Ackland Museum Store
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Necessary Work Exhibit at Ackland Museum Store

Necessary Work

Friday, 13 February – Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Necessary Work, a group show of work created by local artists at Golden Belt Artist Studios. Guest curator Heather Gordon works alongside contemporaries Martha Clippinger, Brianna Gribben, Linwood Hart, and Warren Hicks at Golden Belt Studios, housed in a former mill building (Bldg 3) at the Golden Belt complex in downtown Durham. The mixed media work in this show is diverse: thoughtful and sensitive, quirky and modern, romantic and whimsical. The common thread among all of the artists in this show is their innate desire to create, and a need to make things. Theirs is work that is “necessary.”

On a recent walk with a friend, she remarked at how it was likely that cathedral builders continued to work knowing they would likely never see the completed structures. Many of us, as artists, do the same. There is no end. There is no retirement. We work and make objects until we can no longer do so. We have this sense that we are adding to the canon. We are links in a never-ending chain of people translating their feelings and experiences into objects of desire, and learning about ourselves through the process. — Heather Gordon

Heather Gordon works as the Artist Liaison at Golden Belt. As an artist, she is expressing her strong interest in forms of communication, and looks for the narratives of her life in numbers. Her work has been shown extensively throughout North Carolina where she has lectured at such places as the Ackland Art Museum and Green Hill Center for NC Art. In August of 2014, Heather was awarded a North Carolina Artist Fellowship through the North Carolina Arts Council.

Martha Clippinger focuses on the “between” of painting and sculpture. Her work draws attention to color, the physical quality of the materials used, and reflects the space in which it is to be installed. She is the recipient of many grants and awards and has exhibited her work both in the United States and abroad. Martha is a current recipient of a Golden Belt Residency.

Brianna Gribben is a mixed media artist who uses various media including knitting, crochet, sewing, drawing, collage, and writing to create three dimensional works of art. She also works in video, sound, and installation. Gribben creates as a way to understand herself and connect with others. She hopes to break down the cultural expectations surrounding gender, beauty, shame, and the grotesque. Brianna is a recent recipient of a Durham Art Guild Artist Residency at Golden Belt.

Linwood Hart sees his work as an ongoing journey. His multimedia works evolve and develop through a series of layers over months, sometimes years. Hart’s paintings often relate to his childhood growing up on a farm, his love of photography, and his obsession with his own mortality. His most recent work reflects his brief stint living in Minneapolis and his return to North Carolina. Linwood is a past recipient of a Durham Art Guild Artist Residency at Golden Belt.

Warren Hicks is a self-taught painter. Constant experimentation has influenced and created evolution in his media and style. He is always in search of the next challenge. An established abstract painter, his recent forays into photography and conceptual art have been met with critical acclaim. His work has been shown throughout the United States and in Beijing, China. Warren was the first artist to sign a lease at Golden Belt.

Necessary Work opens on 13 February 2015 and is on display through 4 Saturday April 2015.

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The Mills Rainey Jazz Duo will be performing in the Store
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Mills Rainey Jazz Duo will be performing in the Store

Mills Rainey Jazz Duo

Mills Rainey Jazz Duo

The Mills Rainey Jazz Duo will be performing in the Store for Second Friday in May.

Guitarist David Mills and tenor saxophonist Jesse Rainey met each other inside North Carolina Central University’s B.N. Duke auditorium in late October 2013. Jesse ventured onto campus in search of a serious musician to play with and noticed David quietly practicing a chord melody rendition of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s song “Wave”. The chords caught Jesse’s attention and he asked David if he knew another bossa nova song by Tony Hatch titled “Call Me”. They quickly began to perform it, instantly connected, and decided to start the duo on day one. Now the two live together in Durham, NC, and have been actively gigging in the Triangle area ever since. Believing in the importance of keeping the jazz tradition of “swing” alive, The Mills-Rainey Jazz Duo stays true to the roots of jazz, plays a variety of jazz standards, ballads, and blues and gives their all in each performance.

Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsenbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy continues in the gallery.

We will be open until 8:30PM.

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Field Studies at the Ackland Museum Store
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Field Studies at the Ackland Museum Store

Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsenbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy

The Ackland Museum Store is pleased to announce the opening of Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsenbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy. The work in this show chronicles the daily observations and connections to nature by two installation artists. One of their common materials is abaca (Musa textilis), a species of banana grown for its fiber in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.  Ann Marie uses the abaca to make delicate, yet strong paper into which she layers flowers or textile elements.  She introduced the abaca in its wet, pulp state to Bryant, who found it perfect for creating the delicate skins of her sculptural birds. Herewith lies an underlying theme of Field Studies—that of the friendship and mutual admiration of two artists who give one another inspiration as well as material advice.

Bryant Holsenbeck

Bryant Holsenbeck

Bryant Holsenbeck is an award winning environmental and installation artist based in Durham, North Carolina whose work has been widely exhibited. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Bryant has been an Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Artist at Guilford College, Alabama State University, College of Charleston, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. She is well-known for creating and executing community art and environmental projects with groups of children and adults.

Ann Marie Kennedy

Ann Marie Kennedy

Ann Marie Kennedy’s knowledge and love of papermaking extends into the world of handmade paper installations which tell stories and record memory and place. She has held numerous artist residencies including three years at Penland School of Crafts and has received a North Carolina Artist Fellowship. Ann Marie has exhibited nationally and her work is in many public and private collections, including the Library of Congress and Yale University Library. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina where she is also a full-time Associate Professor of Art at Wake Technical Community College.

 Field Studies opens on 11 April 2014 with a special reception 6:30-8:30PM.

The show will be on view through Sunday, 1 June 2014. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

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Woodwork by Bill Neville at the Ackland Museum Store
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Woodwork by Bill Neville at the Ackland Museum Store

New Woodwork by Bill Neville Showcased at Ackland Museum Store

The Ackland Museum Store is pleased to announce the opening of Leaving the Table: The Furniture of Bill Neville, an exhibition of new woodwork by the Chapel Hill craftsman.During the last 30 years, Bill Neville has become a master at producing functional interiors in wood and the objects which inhabit them. He has designed and built custom tables, chairs, case goods, as well as yacht interiors. Leaving the Table features four newly crafted tables which use the exotic veneer claro walnut burl as well as a series of mirrors and tall shelves in wenge and sycamore.

The show will also include many large turned vessels in a variety of native and exotic woods and a large photo montage chronicling Bill’s career devoted to wood.Leaving the Table is quite literally the next step in Bill Neville’s process as an artist as he and his wife, the painter Betty Haskin, will be leaving Chapel Hill this spring to embark on an open-ended sabbatical, living and traveling in Europe.

The show will be on view through Sunday, 30 March 2014. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.


Bill Neville

Bill Neville

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India Bazaar
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

India Bazaar

Upcycled Sari Scarf

Upcycled Sari Scarf

The Ackland Museum Store is pleased to announce the opening of India Bazaar, an Indian market, featuring a wide array of beautifully designed and handcrafted products made in India. Most of the businesses represented in the Store’s India Bazaar are owned by young Indian entrepreneurs whose works, while reflecting their local culture, are redefining the context of Indian design.

Goods in the India Bazaar range from colorful textiles and jewelry, to handcrafted journals and paper to items for the home. All items are for sale, and all proceeds support the Ackland Art Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

Taanbaan Cushion

Taanbaan Cushion

India Bazaar will run in conjunction with the Ackland Art Museum exhibition The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India Since 1989. The India Bazaar will be open during the opening reception events for The Sahmat Collective on 2nd Friday Art Walk until 8:30pm.

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Steamworks: Art, Stories, & Adornments, Opening reception with Katharine Whalen
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Steamworks: Art, Stories, & Adornments, Opening reception with Katharine Whalen

The show opens on Friday, 10 May, with a reception from 6:30-8:30 PM, featuring a performance by renowned local musician Katharine Whalen at 7:00 PM. Opening reception, with a 7:00 PM performance by Katharine Whalen featuring songs from her soon-to-be-released EP, The Green Stag.

The Ackland Museum Store is pleased to announce the opening of Steamworks: Art, Stories, & Adornments, an exploration of the thematic genre of Steampunk. Loosely defined, Steampunk is the Steam Age (late 17th century – early 20th century) with its modern and never-before-seen technologies reimagined. Its influence is found in everything from literature to film and from fashion to art and music. Steamworks will present artists working in a variety of media, including textiles, metals, insects, paper, and the written word. 

Steamworksfeatures retro-inspired hats and fascinators by Katharine Whalen; intricate, mechanized insect sculptures and photographs by Mike Libby of InsectLab Studio; whimsical originals and prints by collage artist Ramona Szczerba; and fantastical watercolor illustrations by Polish artist Elwira Pawlikowska. Adornmentsin the show include clever jewelry and elegant crowns by local artist Madelyn Smoak, charming tatted jewelry by Pamela Quevado, and unique leather masks by Tom Banwell. The Clockwork Dark books, an epic fantasy trilogy by 2013 Piedmont Laureate John Claude Bemis, will also be available.

Steamworks: Art, Stories, &Adornments will be on view from 10 May through 13 July 2013. For further details, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

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