Just in time for International Women’s Day, the Ackland Art Museum is inviting the community to take a walk through the Enlightenment from women’s perspectives.
The Ackland is teaming up with Carolina Public Humanities to highlight the museum’s new exhibition, “Becoming a Woman in the Age of the Enlightenment,” and lead a discussion about French Enlightenment literature on Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is part of 2nd Friday ArtWalk, an initiative to celebrate the arts in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities and encourage students and residents to explore new venues. Guests are invited to participate in a mask-making craft activity to explore how women adorned themselves and to grab a bite to eat at the food truck outside.
“We’re staying open until 9 p.m., so it’s a great opportunity for folks to be able to head out with friends or dates,” Ackland’s Public Programs Manager, Allison Portnow Lathrop said.
The exhibit explores how women were viewed in 18th-century France through an artistic lens. Most women were thought to be objects of beauty and elegance, and were painted with delicate strokes.