Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Over the past ten years, Durham has reimagined and reinvented itself as a vibrant community of art makers, foodies, architects, collectors, and all around creatives. Please join the Ackland Travel Committee for a day-long program that includes some of the best of what Durham has to offer. Read below to find out more about the trip and how to register for it! We'll travel together via bus to Durham. Throughout the day, we'll make several stops as we learn more about the arts in Durham including:
Durham Arts Council, Morris Street (http://www.durhamarts.org/)
Led by Margaret DeMott, director of artistic services, we will tour the facility and learn about the public and private partnerships that are transforming the city of Durham. We will also visit the juried exhibition, TRANSITIONS: Movement, Passage, Change. The exhibition prompts the careful observance and exploration of time's passing and the shifts that occur from one moment to another in works by 41 artists on view in the Suntrust Gallery. As we travel on foot from the Arts Council to lunch, we'll view some of the installations in the Durham Storefront Project (http://durhamstorefrontproject.org/).
Beyú Caffé (http://beyucaffe.com/)
From the Arts Council, we proceed to lunch at the Beyú Caffé. The Beyú (pronounced be-you) is a combination of four business models--coffee shop, restaurant, bar, and live music venue--successfully wrapped into one unique business concept. A true hotspot in the new restaurant scene in Durham, this promises to be a wonderful lunch!
Please pre-select one of the menu options below at the time of registration for the trip. Your Beyú Caffé lunch will include iced tea, soda, or their signature blend coffee and your choice of one of the following entrees :
Romaine and mixed greens tossed in our homemade red wine vinaigrette dressing, topped with tomatoes, purple onions, cucumbers, eggs, turkey, ham, and Gruyère cheese
Veggie Pita Wrap
Seasonal veggies with arugula pesto and feta cheese served in a pita wrap; accompanied by choice of French fries, Caesar salad, or Beyú house salad.
Grilled Chicken Pita
Grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, and herbed mayo wrapped in a pita; accompanied by choice of French fries, Caesar salad, or Beyú house salad.
Bacon Turkey Club
The Beyú way- turkey, turkey bacon, lettuce, and tomato with mayonnaise on toasted white bread; accompanied by choice of French fries, Caesar salad, or Beyú house salad.
Classic Italian pie named for the famous Queen Marguerite, topped with mozzarella, fresh basil, and tomatoes.
Golden Belt (http://goldenbeltarts.com/artists/)
Immediately following lunch, we'll take a trip to Golden Belt where we will meet some of the emerging and established artists in their studios. Heather Gordon, artist and studio manager--and friend of the Ackland Art Museum--will give us a tour of the studios and arrange for us to meet with several of the artists on site.
Finally, a visit to the home and collection of Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassily. Frank and Ellen are members of the Ackland Art Museum and part of a new generation of collectors and patrons who not only support the arts, but have created a gallery, programming, and an artist in residency program all in their own home! With a spectacular collection of photography (Frank's passion) housed in an idyllic home designed to fit the landscape, create community, and engender creativity, this is an extraordinary opportunity for a private visit.
How to Register
Early registration is encouraged, since our trips have been filling up quickly! If the trip is not already full, the final deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 12, at 5 PM. Please call Allison Portnow, Public Programs Manager of the Ackland, at 919.843.3687 to make your reservation.
Payments must be made by the registration deadline (March 12). Payments may be made by credit card over the phone or checks may made out to the "Ackland Art Museum" and mailed to:
Ackland Art Museum
c/o Allison Portnow, Public Programs Manager
CB #3400, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3400
The price of the trip is $39 per person, which includes bus travel, lunch, and all visits. This trip is open to Ackland Art Museum members. If you would like to renew or join the Ackland, please visit our membership page.
Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters:
The Cone Sisters of Baltimore
Thursday, January 10, 1:00 PM
Ackland members will have the special opportunity to tour Collecting Matisse and the Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. We will see this exciting traveling show with its local curator, Sarah Schroth, Nancy Hanks Senior Curator and Interim Director of the Nasher Museum of Art on Thursday, January 10 at 1pm. There is a charge for this tour and the prices are listed below. You must make your reservation and payment (credit card is OK) by Thursday, Jan 3.
Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone "my two Baltimore ladies." The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. At a time when critics disparaged Matisse, and Pablo Picasso was virtually unknown, the Cones followed their passions and amassed one of the world's greatest art collections. The exhibition tells this story and features more than 50 of these masterpieces--including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, van Gogh, Pissarro, Courbet and more--on loan from The Baltimore Museum of Art.
In addition to modern masterpieces, the exhibition includes textiles and decorative arts from Europe, Asia, and Africa that the Cones collected, as well as photographs and archival materials to highlight the remarkable lives of these sisters. Also featured in the exhibition will be an interactive virtual tour of their adjoining Baltimore apartments, showing their remarkable collection as it was displayed in their home.
Please reserve your spot by calling Allison Portnow at 919.843.3687. If possible, payments should be made at the time of reservation using a credit card. Checks (made out to the "Ackland Art Museum") are also acceptable, but must be received by January 3. Please note carefully the ticket prices below. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by January 3.
If you are a member of the Nasher Art Museum: $4
If you are a member of the NCMA (and not the Nasher): $14
Non-Nasher/Non-NCMA member group rate: $16
Non-Nasher/Non-NCMA member senior group rate: $15
Carpooling is encouraged. An email with a list of participants will be sent out about a week before the event and participants may contact each other to set up ride-shares.
In March we will explore the vibrant art scene of downtown Durham, with artist-led tours of the studios of Golden Belt and visits to local artisans' workshops and storefronts. The date and time will be announced shortly, so stay tuned!