Thursday, February 26, 2009
Ken Hassell to speak at the Ackland Museum - Feb. 26
Ken Hassell, associate professor in the art department, has been invited to speak at the Ackland Museum of Art at UNC Chapel Hill in conjunction with their exhibition At The Heart Of Progress: Coal, Iron and Steam. The exhibition focuses on representations of the industrial revolution in imagery since 1750 also celebrates the Ackland's 50th anniversary. Hassell's presentation is part of a series of discussions on industrialization and the exhibition entitled Perspectives on Progress. The talk will feature his images and scholarship on coal mining in central Appalachia from historical and contemporary perspectives. It will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the midst of the exhibition's main gallery.