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

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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

January 3, 2018

Asia is the birthplace of many of the world’s major systems of belief, and reflects the religious diversity of the planet. This installation presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent, representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and more.

Religion and Ritual 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.

Start: January 3, 2018
End: May 13, 2018

January 21, 2018

Many of the traditional Japanese palettes of brilliant color such as blue, red and purple have been greatly admired in the West, but taupe — a different but no less traditional palette that draws from the many shades of browns, grays and greens that represent the colors of tea — has long been quietly appreciated in Japan. Although many non-Japanese have criticized taupe as monochromatic, this subtle and seemingly unpretentious palette, influenced by both sumptuary laws and the culture of tea over the centuries, has played an important aesthetic role, not least in its impact on the traditional textiles of Japan, such as kimono, as well as on newcomers (quilts) from the West, which quickly found an exciting home in the Japanese taupe palette.
RSVP is required. Click here for registration information.

Start: January 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
End: January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

January 22, 2018

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: January 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: January 22, 2018 @ 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: January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End: January 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

January 26, 2018

Eighteenth-century France was the crucible for some of the most elegant, sophisticated and refined art ever made. It was also a hotbed of philosophical and cultural reflection on many major issues, including what was known as the “woman question.” Against a backdrop of powerful conventional thinking that assigned women to limited and secondary roles based on the presumed dictates of biology, some voices began arguing for an alternative view, one that saw woman as the potential equal of man in intelligence, creativity, responsibility and power. Women could have identities beyond beauty, motherhood and emotional susceptibility.

This exhibition, by turns charming and challenging, shows for the first time how art and artists explored all sides of this debate, from stunningly refined portrayals of beautiful young women to depictions of idyllic family life, from mythological scenes of ideal or despicable female behavior to evocations of women’s creative prowess, and from touching images of romance and marriage to respectful presentations of maturity and old age.

With over 100 paintings, sculptures and especially drawings, selected from one of the world’s best private collections of French art, Becoming a Woman includes works by not only some of the era’s most famous names—such as Francois Boucher, Jean-Honore Fragonard and Jacques-Louis David—as well as a full spectrum of lesser-known talents, represented by works of the highest aesthetic quality. A number of women artists are represented, including Anne Vallayer-Coster, Adelaide Labille-Guiard and Pauline Azou.

Start: January 26, 2018
End: April 8, 2018

January 29, 2018

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: January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: January 29, 2018 @ 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: January 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End: January 29, 2018 @ 2:00 pm