Ackland Art Museum
Ackland Art Museum
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  • By: Brian Fletcher “Who was William Ackland?” “So is all this his private collection?” “Is he really buried in there?” In my five years as an Ackland Art Museum security officer, I often answer these and many other inquiries about William Hayes Ackland, the man whose unique vision and generous endowment made his eponymous museum—and resting […] The post Nashville’s Belmont Mansion: Birthplace of W...

Ackland Art Museum
Ackland Art Museum
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  • The theme of the second in our ongoing series of selections from the recently donated Peck Collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings is “Ruins.” The topic of transience and decay seems an appropriate prompt for a quick discussion of the effects of time and exposure, not only on the grand structures of the Dutch and […] The post Exposure and Conservation: Presenting the Peck Collection in Perpetuity...

Ackland Art Museum
Ackland Art Museum
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  • “Collection Connection” blog essays suggest a motif, style, material, or other element that links works of art on view at the Ackland Art Museum. What connections can you find on your next visit? *Click images to enlarge* Currently on view in the exhibition Fever Within, Ronald Lockett’s Traps (right) includes a circular hole in the weathered […] The post Collection Connection: Fever Within and th...

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  • Meet the Staff: Debbie Pulley

    Debbie Pulley is the Ackland Art Museum’s Security Supervisor. How long have you been at the Ackland? I started at the Ackland in August 1990. What brought you to the Ackland? I had been working for Northern Telecom Security for about six years, and I wanted to do something different in the security field. I […] The post Meet the Staff: Debbie Pulley appeared first on Ackland Art Museum.

  • Meet the Staff: Alice Southwick

    ALICE SOUTHWICK is the Manager of the Ackland Museum Store.   How long have you been at the Ackland? I came to the Ackland prior to the opening of the Ackland Museum Store in 2010 to help with getting the Store launched. I became the full-time Manager of the Store in March 2011. What brought […] The post Meet the Staff: Alice Southwick appeared first on Ackland Art Museum.

  • Meet the Staff: Scott Hankins

    SCOTT HANKINS is the Ackland Art Museum’s registrar. How long have you been at the Ackland? I’ve been at the Ackland for 10 years. What brought you to the Ackland? In 2005, Rebecca and I found ourselves tired of New Jersey and began looking at different opportunities. Rebecca took a chance and applied for a development […] The post Meet the Staff: Scott Hankins appeared first on Ackland Art Museum...

  • Remembering Dr. Mary Sheriff

    The staff of the Ackland Art Museum mourns the loss of one of our long-time UNC-Chapel Hill colleagues, Dr. Mary Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History in the Art Department, who passed away 19 October 2016. Dr. Sheriff was internationally renowned for her research in the fields of eighteenth-and nineteenth-century French art […] The post Remembering Dr. Mary Sheriff appea...

  • Meet the Staff: Emily Bowles

    EMILY BOWLES is the Ackland Art Museum’s Director of Communications.   How long have you been at the Ackland? My first day working at the Ackland was August 30, 2010, so as of this writing I’ve been here over six years.   What brought you to the Ackland? A job that was the perfect mix of […] The post Meet the Staff: Emily Bowles appeared first on Ackland Art Museum.

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