The Ackland Art Museum’s upcoming exhibitions feature two exhibits titled “Adding to the Mix” and “In Pursuit of Strangeness.”
Graduate student interns Klint Ericson and Erin Corrales-Diaz curated the exhibits. Ericson said although the exhibits are separate and can be viewed individually, they are also connected and can be viewed together.
“This is one of the more challenging exhibits I have ever curated because it was open-ended,” Diaz said.
As a part of her internship, Diaz was responsible for creating an exhibit and had minimal restraints on the theme. She chose to use pieces from the Ackland’s collection and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Diaz, who was in charge of “In Pursuit of Strangeness,” said she hopes viewers will look at the artists and their pieces in a new light.
She also said she expects to see a broad range of reactions to the exhibit.
“I certainly hope the viewers enjoy the show,” Ericson said. “There’s some beautiful works to look at.”
Ericson, who was in charge of “Adding to the Mix” in addition to other tasks as part of his internship, said one of his objectives was to introduce new works from the Ackland’s permanent collection and to display new pieces that had never been exhibited before in the museum.
“(I hope) that (viewers) take the time to read the labels and look at the themes and have the time to be challenged about the artwork and how it’s made.”