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How the West Was Told: An Evening of Art and Literature at the Ackland

August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum

to explore the ways in which we tell the story of the American West.


Join Jennifer Howard, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, in the new landscapes and artifacts exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories and poetry with Native American folk tales, autobiographical passages, and photographs.

This event will be held Friday, August 9 from 7:00-8:30 pm.

Cost: $38 per person, includes a copy of the book, light snacks, and a reserved seat at the optional public panel discussion (see below).

**The Ackland Art Museum will also host “Perspectives on Way Out West“—a pubic panel discussion featuring Dana Cowen from the Ackland, Betsy Broun from Smithsonian American Art, and John Coffey from the NCMA—from 6:00-7:00 pm. Expand your art and literature experience by arriving early to enjoy reserved seating at this free public panel.**

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 



August 9, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Carolina Public Humanities
Private: Ackland Art Museum


Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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