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Nine pieces of UNC-Chapel Hill art history for sale

Posted by on Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

click to enlarge A detail from Robert Howard's Lenoir Hall relief
  • A detail from Robert Howard's Lenoir Hall relief
Want to own a piece of UNC-Chapel Hill history? An upcoming exhibit at Raleigh’s Lee Hansley Gallery is your chance.

The nationally noted sculptor Robert Howard taught at UNC from 1951 to 1988. In the early ’60s, he was commissioned to make a relief to cover the wall of the sandwich and coffee shop in the basement of Lenoir Hall.

There the large, colorful, nine-piece work remained, becoming a familiar backdrop of student life, until it was reinstalled in the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library in the early ’90s.

Following that building’s renovation, some pieces of the sculpture moved to the lobby of the Hanes Art Center. Now its itinerant existence continues at the Lee Hansley Gallery, where it will be displayed and sold off to benefit the UNC art department.

Howard’s sculpture is part of an exhibition of relief sculpture at the gallery that also features the work of Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth. The exhibition opens with a 2 p.m. reception on Sunday, June 22, and runs through July 30.

UNC alums with fond memories of their campus days in the ’60s and ’70s will get a chance to relive them by taking a piece of the sculpture home—though with no advance indication of the price, we’re guessing at big numbers. Hope those UNC degrees paid off.

For more information, visit leehansleygallery.com. 

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