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Yoga in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Maira Avilas

Description: Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. SEE FOR YOURSELF: Watch a video about Yoga […]

Tai Chi in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Maira Avilas

Description: Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries, inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland! Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable […]

Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Jenny Marvel

Description: Museum Tour: Explore the Ackland’s Collection Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM, a free, 30-minute docent-led tour enables visitors to explore the Ackland Art Museum collection with a guide. Meet at the visitor services desk in the Ackland’s lobby and experience the Ackland in a new way! Free. No reservation needed.

Using Citizen Science Tools to Identify Plants and Butterflies

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Location: NC Botanical Garden Education Center

Contact: NC Botanical Garden

Description: SUZANNE CADWELL, DIR., ITS-TEACHING & LEARNING, UNC-CH; DEBORAH FOWLER, MANAGER, WAKE CO. PARKS OPEN SPACE; JULIE TUTTLE, ECOLOGIST; LAURA HAMON, BOTANIST; AND KATI MOORE, BOTANIST AUGUST 12; 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. · $32 ($30 MEMBERS) Learn the basics of photographing flora and fauna for identification, identifying butterflies and host plants in our area and using the […]

Drawing in the Galleries

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: The second Saturday of every month, Amanda Hughes leads participants in a creative exploration of a particular object in the Ackland’s collection. For all sessions, bring paper and dry media (crayon, pencils, etc.). All levels are welcome. Free and open to the public. No reservation necessary.

Art Adventures – AM Session (FULL)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

Drawing for Tweens

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own […]

Art Adventures – PM Session (FULL)

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: 5

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.