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April 2021

Virtual Art for Lunch: Maggie Cao

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Featuring Maggie Cao (UNC Department of Art and Art History) and Elizabeth Manekin (Ackland Head of University Programs and Academic Projects) Join us for a virtual version of Art for Lunch, our interview-style talk with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin to discuss how Cao’s class “Introduction to American Art” utilizes the Ackland’s collection to explore diverse expressions of American-ness in American art from the colonial period through 1960. Bring your lunch–and questions of your own–for this lively, conversational program. Free, registration…

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Virtual Family and Friends Sunday: The Art and Science of Clouding

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join the Ackland virtually as we spend time in the clouds! We will be highlighting Clouding: Shape and Sign in Asian Art in connection with the month-long North Carolina Science Festival! Each month, the Ackland hosts a free program for families, kids, and the young at heart featuring hands-on art activities, live performances, tours, and more. A mix of D.I.Y. and live interactive activities await you, with more details added soon.

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Close Looks at Cocktail Hour: Stacey L. Kirby’s Bronzed VALIDity

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join the Ackland’s Object Based Teaching Fellow, Erin Dickey, for an informal conversation focused on one work of art from the Ackland’s new Close Looks digital feature. Plan to look closely and think collectively—and bring a drink of your choosing. On April 21, we’ll look at Durham artist Stacey Kirby’s Bronzed VALIDity. Registration is limited. After RSVPing, you will receive an email with the link to join the program. Please email acklandRSVP@unc.edu if you have any questions!

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Odd Couples: Objects in Conversation

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Join Ackland Graduate Intern Sarah Farkas and Object Based Teaching Fellow Erin Dickey for a guided look at artwork from opposite corners of the Ackland’s collection. See how unexpected pairings can lead to exciting new insights! We will be looking at Molded Dish (istoriato crespina) with Europa and the Bull and Bhrikuti, the Female Companion of the White Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion This program will be held virtually, via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to join the program…

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May 2021

Nature of the Heart

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Featuring the music and poetry of women, “Nature of the Heart” vividly expresses emotions of love, hope, longing, and loss. Themes of remembering and renewal are revealed through melody, harmony, and verse as the imagery of earth’s beauty illustrates the cyclical nature of life. The concert’s repertoire illustrates the deep connection between the soul and the natural world, from Jayne Swank’s flowing and warm a cappella setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem “My River Runs to Thee” to Jocelyn Hagen’s contemplative…

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April 2021

A Quick Close Look: Ackland Student Guide Virtual Tour

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

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The Ackland Student Guides are teaming up to take their tours virtual! Join us select Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on Zoom for a half-hour close look at two objects on one theme from the Ackland’s collection. View the full schedule on our calendar at events.ackland.org. Sign up your free ticket for access to the Zoom link!

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A Quick Close Look: Ackland Student Guide Virtual Tour

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

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Free

The Ackland Student Guides are teaming up to take their tours virtual! Join us select Wednesdays at 5 p.m. on Zoom for a half-hour close look at two objects on one theme from the Ackland’s collection. View the full schedule on our calendar at events.ackland.org. Sign up your free ticket for access to the Zoom link!

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Ackland Film Forum Watch Party and Panel for “A Fantastic Woman”

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Join us for the final film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Global Queer Cinema Series, A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio, 2017, Chile). The series is a collaboration with the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and features a selection of four international films presented in connection with the Ackland’s Close Looks digital initiative. View the selected films on your own or join us for a watch party. Watch parties will be followed…

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