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…
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…
April 26, 2017 - April 30, 2017
A Harlem community takes stock when a Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop curiously does not open one morning. An array of customers including indomitable 11-year-old Clarissa and “gangsta granny” Bessie come to realize what the shop owner has meant to their lives. For more information, show times and to purchase tickets, visit the Playmakers Repertory Company website.
April 28, 2017
Students of all levels are welcome to join to practice Russian, enjoy tea and cookies, and make new friends. The group meets every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in Dey Hall, Room 413.
Join the Center for Global Initiatives to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program. This information session is geared towards Master’s and Ph.D. students.
April 29, 2017
This workshop is free and open to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University faculty, staff and graduate students. Registration required. please register by April 18 by emailing Robert Anderson. This workshop is a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, and will be facilitated by Suronda Gonzalez, a professor at SUNY-Binghamton and chair of the Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Consortium. For more information please contact Anderson or visit the UNC-Chapel Hill area studies website.
Historian Donald Raleigh will consider the background to and course of Russia’s February Revolution of 1917, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power and gave rise to the world’s first socialist state. Aaron Hale-Dorrell will examine contemporary Russia in light of past revolutions. Shaped by the revolutionary changes wrought by the Revolutions of 1917, today’s Russia also reflects the influence of transformations during the Soviet period and the era of…