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Guided Tours of “Way Out West”
June 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Come to the Ackland Art Museum for a lunchtime guided tour of the exhibition “Way Out West,” at 1:30 PM on June 28; July 5, 18 & 24; and August 16, 21, 22, and 23. Free.
“Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection” marks the transformational bequest of over twenty examples of art related to the American West and Southwest to the Ackland Art Museum. Displayed together with artworks already in the Museum’s own permanent collection, the exhibition features nearly eighty works spanning over 150 years, by artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Ansel Adams, Awa Tsireh, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Allan Houser, among others, that chart how artists have responded to the landscape and culture of the American West since the late nineteenth century. Exceptional paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and decorative art are displayed thematically, with a special section devoted to the collector, his taste, and his understanding of the role of art in our daily lives.