Art can be intimidating, but by engaging University students in interactive tours in its galleries, the faculty of the Ackland Art Museum are working to make art more accessible. Encounter Art, a new program beginning today at the Ackland, provides conversational tours by practiced student guides, offering a different, warmer approach to the gallery experience.
The students of this year’s Connected Learning Program are knitting, dancing, and dumpster-diving their way toward their version of a better tomorrow. The Connected Learning Program, a joint project between the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, and Housing and Residential Education, supports student-led initiatives based around contemporary issues.
With a diverse array of performances lined up this year, the Department of Communications Studies’ performance studies program tries to push the boundaries of traditional theater — even if audiences don’t always understand the differences.