December 21, 2016 - May 13, 2018
Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent. The larger of the Ackland’s two Asian art galleries will be reinstalled by color, enabling visitors to experience a full spectrum of cultural influence. Color Across Asia displays several millennia of the material cultures of Asia, showcasing a rich history of innovation, invention and imitation. From the pure white of Chinese kaolin clay to the rich black of Japanese…
December 21, 2016 - May 14, 2017
A glorious display of the importance of animals and plants in Asian art, Flora and Fauna will feature a wide variety of art works, including prayer rugs from the Middle East, statues from India, Chinese paintings and much more. It will also mark the debut of the Ackland Art Museum’s newly acquired pair of Japanese screens by the painter Kajino Genzan (1868–1939), dazzling with their gold leaf background, exquisite colors and beautifully rendered flowers.
January 11, 2017 - July 21, 2017
View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open Jan. 11 and run through July 21, 2017 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. The judges’ committee selected winning photographs with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs have been…
January 21, 2017 - May 14, 2017
A century after the Russian Revolution, an exhibition at the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine the events of 1917 and their immediate aftermath. World on Fire in Flames of Blood: Narratives of the Russian Revolution will feature eyewitness accounts, propaganda publications, handwritten refugee journals, photographs and literary representations of one of the most influential world events of the last century. It will focus largely on the catastrophic civil war that erupted…
January 26, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Philemona Williamson, ‘La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson’
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will host celebrated artist Philemona Williamson for an exhibition entitled La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson. Williamson, a native New Yorker, currently resides and works in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and has a studio in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Her work has been shown in many one-person and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the IV Bienal Internacional de Pintura in Cuenca, Ecuador, in…
March 16, 2017 - June 11, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took on the role of educating the people of North Carolina about World War I. The Bureau of Extension, formed in 1913, published informational pamphlets and sent faculty lecturers across the state. These activities reflected the public service ethos promoted by UNC-Chapel Hill’s new president, Edward Kidder Graham, and became policy for the University in the years to come. This exhibition uses photographs, documents and other artifacts to recall how the Carolina…
March 23, 2017 - March 26, 2017
The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ annual conference for 2017 will be integrated into and form part of the 64th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), to be hosted by the Consortium at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Consortium is inviting Duke-UNC proposals for panels that will be incorporated into the larger 2017 SECOLAS program. More information about speakers and scheduling can be found on the conference website.
March 26, 2017
Blake Atwood of the University of Texas at Austin will discuss his book Reform Cinema in Iran in a free public program at the Art Gallery in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A selection of recent additions to the UNC Library’s Persian collection will be on view during the program. For more information, please click here or contact Liza Terll at 919.548.1203.
Astrid Eckert, ‘The Unintended Consequences of Socialism: What Ultimately Protected Nature in the GDR’
“Giftküche DDR” – the lead story of Der Spiegel in January 1990 about the GDR’s toxic legacy confirmed the worst fears about the environmental record of state socialism. Yet days before unification became official in October 1990, the only freely elected government of East Germany created five national parks, six biosphere reserves and three nature parks, putting 10 percent of its state territory under nature protection, compared to 1 percent in the West. The existence of ecologically valuable landscapes on…
Join the Persian Cultural Society for their annual “Nowruz” Persian New Year Celebration on Sunday, March 26 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. Enjoy a dinner buffet catered by Flame Kabob, performances, DJ, dancing and more. Tickets are $12 for students and $25 for non-students. Tickets may be purchased online.