Laura Shanahan

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Art in Bloom features more than 50 flower arrangements. Photo courtesy of Kat Harding.

Art and flowers come together this weekend with Art in Bloom

Spring has sprung — and so has the North Carolina Museum of Art. But this isn't your average enchanted garden.  This weekend from Thursday through Sunday, the Art in Bloom festival will be held at the NCMA. Bringing color and beauty to the triangle are 50 floral arrangements from different designers and public exhibits. 


Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, discusses the meaning of a painting in the Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment exhibit.

New Ackland exhibit explores the "Woman Question"

In the current political climate of gender issues and cultural reflection across a diverse array of ideas, the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibition, "Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection," is uncommonly timely. "Becoming a Woman" explores the so-called “Woman's Question” that was pivotal to some of the most pressing debates of the French Enlightenment during the 18th century.  It is a thematic exhibit with 130 pieces of artwork ranging from drawings, to paintings, to sculptures, to prints — with only 10 of these pieces created by women. It conveys various depictions of the societal role of women spanning across 150 years of French art and will be on display from Jan. 26 to April 8.


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