The Ackland Art Museum has been exploring the American past, embarking upon a journey connecting the country with nature.
But time is running out.
The museum’s current exhibits — “Tradition in Clay: Two Centuries of Classic North Carolina Pots,” “At Work in the Wilderness: Picturing the American Landscape, 1820-1920” and “The Oldest Paintings in America: Utah’s Rock Art” — will close on Sunday.
Museum Director Emily Kass described the collections as a journey through America’s varying landscapes.
She said that the three exhibits represent the American connection to its roots in the land.
“Tradition in Clay” features pottery primarily created from North Carolina soil.
Three potters who have contributed their work to the collection lectured to full audiences.
The works featured in the first of two rooms reflect traditional pottery used to store food and supplies while that of the second room is more intricately patterned.
With aesthetically pleasing glazes and jars designed with faces, the second room displays the family ties of several potters represented.