Downtown Chapel Hill


Art by Marcel Duchamp at the Ackland Art Museum

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

The Ackland Art Museum recently acquired what is widely considered to be a masterpiece of twentieth-century art by Marcel Duchamp, one of the seminal artists of the period and a contemporary of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

Duchamp (1887-1968) decisively affected the most radical and conceptual tendencies in art of his time, offering pointed, witty, and enigmatic critiques of visual representation, the status of the work of art, the role of creativity, and the place of art institutions.

The newly-acquired work of art by Duchamp, entitled From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy, is a so-called "boîte" (box) containing 80 meticulously-crafted, small-scale reproductions of the artist's works. Read more!