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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 Enjoy a free, 30-minute docent-led tour every Wednesday at 2:00 PM. These tours enable 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.

2nd Friday ArtWalk: Celebrating Bodhi Day

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: During this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Ackland will celebrate Bodhi Day in connection with Religion and Ritual, our newly-opened installation of Asian art that presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent. Bodhi Day, a Buddhist holiday celebrated across Asia (also known as Laba in China and Rohatsu in Japan), marks the day the Buddha reached enlightenment. […]

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: Japanese Stab-Bound Sketchbooks – AM Session

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

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. January’s art-making activity is inspired by the Ackland’s exhibition Religion and Ritual. Free for Members | $5 for non-members | […]

Art Adventures: Japanese Stab-Bound Sketchbooks – PM Session

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

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. January’s art-making activity is inspired by the Ackland’s exhibition Religion and Ritual. Free for Members | $5 for […]