Thomas Moran, American, born in England, 1837-1926: Virgin River, Utah (detail), 1908,oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Hugh A. McAllister, Jr., M.D. Collection, 2019.15.22.



As part of the Ackland Art Museum’s Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection, we invite you to head to Downtown Chapel Hill for a free readers guide led by none other than Chapel Hill Public Library Director Susan Brown.

From Louis L’Amour to Cormac McCarthy, the American West has inspired writers and captivated readers, including Susan Brown. She has wandered through the exhibition and in this lively talk, she will share suggestions for books that pair well with Way Out West (and she will most likely work in a movie recommendation or two as well). The result will be a westward expansion of your TBR pile!

For a guide to the most convenient parking close to the Ackland, visit

  • Way Out West
    July 21, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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