Join the Ackland Art Museum on an exclusive two-day tour of private collections, museums, auction houses and galleries during Asia Week, the annual extravaganza of Asian art held in New York City. The tour will be led by Martha Blackwelder, Asian art expert, former museum curator and former director of Asia Society in Houston, Texas. A native of North Carolina, Blackwelder’s interest in Asian art began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while studying with Sherman Lee. Currently based in New York, she works with private collectors and teaches Asian art at New York University. Her passion for engaging audiences is well known, and it is certain to be a unique and unforgettable experience.