In Pursuit of Strangeness: Wyeth & Westermann in Dialogue

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Start:
June 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am
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August 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
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Free
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Emily Bowles
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919-843-3675
Venue:
Ackland Art Museum
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9199665736
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101 S Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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strangeFor many people, a childhood home conjures memories of comfort and contentment, of a safe place away from the toils of everyday life. For others, it may evoke feelings of familiarity coupled with strangeness, exemplifying Sigmund Freud’s concept of the “uncanny.” Through works by Andrew Wyeth and H.C. Westermann, this exhibition explores diverse responses in American art to the uncanny home, as well as domestic architecture’s role in defining the boundaries between ourselves and the world.