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Art For Lunch at Ackland Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum 101 S Columbia St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

Art For Lunch at Ackland Museum

January 28 from 12:20 pm to 1:20 pm: On selected Wednesdays, the Ackland invites members of the University community and friends of the Ackland to enjoy an hour of inspiration and information about works of art currently on view at the Ackland.

Let the exhibition Genius and Grace inspire you to delve into 18th-century artistic life at a lunchtime talk by Dr. Mary Pardo (Art Department, UNC-Chapel Hill) entitled “Painters are Poets: Genius, Inspiration, and Expression in French and Italian Drawing.” Dr. Pardo will discuss drawing as the privileged art form for the visualization of inspired art-making through the display of personal style, beginning around 1500. She will discuss the art critical contributions that translated “literary inspiration” into “inspired art-making” in general, and focus on the “making” part, calling attention to graphic marks as visible “imprints” of genius in action.  Bring a bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch from Jason’s Deli that will be waiting for you at the Ackland! Order your lunch when you register online ($9.00, payable by cash, check, or credit card at the door).

Because space is limited, an RSVP is requested. Register at

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