Ackland Art Museum

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Name:
Ackland Art Museum
Phone:
+1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

December 21, 2016

Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

The larger of the Ackland’s two Asian art galleries will be reinstalled by color, enabling visitors to experience a full spectrum of cultural influence. Color Across Asia displays several millennia of the material cultures of Asia, showcasing a rich history of innovation, invention and imitation. From the pure white of Chinese kaolin clay to the rich black of Japanese lacquers―and all the colors in between―Ackland visitors will see how pigments, precious metals and glazing techniques made their way from Iranian grand bazaars to Indian temples, Chinese palaces, Japanese teahouses and beyond.

This installation has been made possible in part by The Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art and the Lee Family, Philip and Linda Carl, and James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach.

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A glorious display of the importance of animals and plants in Asian art, Flora and Fauna will feature a wide variety of art works, including prayer rugs from the Middle East, statues from India, Chinese paintings and much more. It will also mark the debut of the Ackland Art Museum’s newly acquired pair of Japanese screens by the painter Kajino Genzan (1868–1939), dazzling with their gold leaf background, exquisite colors and beautifully rendered flowers.

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

March 27, 2017

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful Ackland Art Museum. Each hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will let you practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery.

Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 per session for all others. Register online for the classes of your choice.

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum.

Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes.

Space is limited. Please register using the form on the Ackland website. Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 each for all others. Payments should be made at the door by cash or check.

Start: March 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: March 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

March 29, 2017

This lecture is presented as part of the Art for Lunch series by the Ackland Art Museum. The Ackland invites members of the University community and friends of the Ackland to enjoy an hour of inspiration and information about works of art currently on view at the Ackland.

Bring a bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli that will be waiting for you at the museum! Order your lunch when you register online ($9 payable by cash, check or credit card at the door). Admission is free.

This lecture will be delivered by Richard Langston, the Zachary Smith Distinguished Term Associate Professor of German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Start: March 29, 2017 @ 12:20 pm
End: March 29, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

April 3, 2017

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful Ackland Art Museum. Each hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will let you practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery.

Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 per session for all others. Register online for the classes of your choice.

Start: April 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: April 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum.

Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes.

Space is limited. Please register using the form on the Ackland website. Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 each for all others. Payments should be made at the door by cash or check.

Start: April 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: April 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm