• Arts & Culture

    Ackland Art Museum turns 60

    With the 60th anniversary of the Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a year-long celebration on Sept. 20. This celebration includes public art displays, creative spaces and gifts. Exhibits on display include Birthday presents, ART&, and RedBall Chapel Hill. Located on the UNC campus across from Franklin Street, the Ackland Art Museum is a local museum that focuses on a global outlook, connecting the UNC community to the outside world. Created in 1958, the Ackland, with 18,000 pieces of artwork, provides special exhibitions and public programs free of charge. The Ackland features exhibits on artwork from a  multitude of cultures and time periods, and…

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    Archibald Motley Museum Exhibit

    By Hannah schanzer On Jan. 30, a new exhibit opened at the Nasher Museum featuring the work of the painter Archibald Motley. Although Motley is one of the most significant and influential painters of the 20th century, his work is not as well know as many of his peers.  Few museums have acquired his works because many of his portraits and cultural scenes still remain in private possession. “He is a great artist, and his name should be better known and will be better known after this exhibit,” said the museum’s assistant curator, Katharine Adkins. The exhibition was organized by Rick Powell, a professor of African Art at Duke.  Powell…