CHAPEL HILL – The Ackland Art Museum is exhibiting two collections of prints this spring, both examining how artists have represented America across the centuries.

One of the collections is “’America Seen’: The Hunter and Cathy Allen Collection of Social Realist Prints.” It features 38 original prints from the 1920s to the 1940s, depicting American work and social life from the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression and World War II.

The second collection, “The New Found Land,” goes back a bit further—to the 1590s. “The New Found Land” features prints made by the Franco-Flemish engraver Theodor de Bry to illustrate a book called “A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia” by Thomas Herriot. The book—and de Bry’s illustrations—introduced many Europeans to Native American life and culture.

Both exhibitions run from January 31 to April 13. There will be an opening reception on Friday, January 31, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.


UNC’s General Alumni Association has honored two Carolina professors with the annual Faculty Service Award.

This year’s honorees are chemistry department chair Valerie Ashby and Nobel-winning geneticist Oliver Smithies.

The Faculty Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize faculty members who have performed outstanding service for the University or the GAA.


Applications are now available for Chapel Hill’s 2014-15 Community Development Block Grants. Grants are available for innovative projects designed to benefit low- to middle-income residents of Chapel Hill.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26. To apply, visit