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Exhibition: 'The Light That Illuminates the Darkness: Drawings of Italian Interiors' - UNC Global

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Exhibition: ‘The Light That Illuminates the Darkness: Drawings of Italian Interiors’

October 26, 2019 - January 19, 2020

The contrast between light and dark has captivated artists for centuries, providing a powerful means of expression in any composition. This Focus on the Peck Collection installation features three artists that went south to Italy to experience its long history, warm atmosphere and unique light. Although active during different periods, they each employed a similar use of wash, or diluted ink, to consider how light transforms a space, whether in the shaded inner confines of a large vault, a narrow corridor or a grand passageway.

Focus on the Peck Collection is an ongoing series of installations selected from the Peck Collection and the Ackland’s other holdings of related works of art, with the goal of supporting education in comparative looking, historical analysis and appreciation of quality.

Focus on the Peck Collection is made possible by the Ackland’s Peck Collection Endowment Fund.


October 26, 2019
January 19, 2020
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Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States


Ackland Art Museum