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‘Court and Capital: Art from Asia’s Greatest Cities,’ Exhibition

May 31, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
court and capital exhibition; ackland art museum

The courts and cities of Asia were―and still are―some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities. Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the... Read more »

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‘South African Beadwork: Recent Acquisitions from the Collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth,’ Exhibit

August 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Ackland recently acquired — by gift and purchase from the distinguished collection of Norma Canelas Roth and William Roth of Winter Haven, Florida — 29 fine pieces of nineteenth- and twentieth-century beadwork by peoples of the South East Cape region of what is now South Africa. Few museums can claim such rich holdings. South... Read more »

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‘REFUGEE,’ Exhibit

September 25, 2017 - November 3, 2017
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Join the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education for a free upcoming art exhibit called REFUGEE. The multimedia art exhibit is on loan from the Annenberg Space for Photography and will be on display from Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. The timely exhibit of portrait photographs, stories and accompanying film allows audiences to engage with... Read more »

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‘Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints, 1894-1905,’ Exhibition

October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

When modern war technologies, such as long-range ammunition, torpedoes and electric searchlights, were introduced into the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War at the turn of the 20th century, Japanese printmakers documenting battle scenes skillfully adapted the centuries-old techniques of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) to achieve altogether new atmospheric and light effects. The Ackland Art... Read more »

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‘Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdulhamit to Erdogan,’ Conference

November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Duke University Durham, NC 27705 United States

The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. with a Vernissage of the related Duke libraries exhibit, Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from late Ottoman and Republican Turkey. At 6:30 p.m., Edhem Eldem, a professor of history at Bogaziçi University, will present a keynote entitled, "Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State?" in the... Read more »

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Ongoing

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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... Read more »

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‘Image of Ukraine (Образ України),’ Exhibition

August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Embroidery owned by Maryna Kapustina.

"Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting" highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance... Read more »

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3:00 pm

Study Abroad 101 Info Session

November 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Having trouble deciding where you want to study abroad? Need help finding out what types of credit you can bring back to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? Want to know how financial aid works with study abroad? Need help just getting started? Join the Study Abroad Office for one of the study abroad 101 information... Read more »

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5:30 pm

Carlee Forbes and Lisa Nebie, ‘Burkina Faso and DRC’

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Graduate students Lisa Nebie and Carlee Forbes will present on their research. Nebie's talk is titled, “Social Differentiation in Climate Adaptation in the Pastoral Zone of Sondré-Est, Burkina Faso.” Forbes will discuss “Foreign Tastes, Local Styles and Voania Muba's Ceramics.” Lively discussion and good company will be on hand. This talk is part of the... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Double Feature

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This event features a double screening of two films. The first film shown will be Trail of Hope (Mauritania, 2016). On the deserted highway to Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women’s rights. The second film shown will be Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of... Read more »

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Madison Hayes and Nicole Accordino, ‘In Our Backyard: The Realities of Post-Resettlement Life and Community-Based Approaches to Rebuilding Home’

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Real-life stories – beyond the facts and figures, de-bugging some of the myths. What are the realities of daily life as a refugee? What are the barriers to refugee support efforts, how do we make them sustainable, what are the benefits and challenges of academic and community partnerships, and what solutions can we provide within the... Read more »

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“Beyond Borders: Environmental Cooperation in Israel”

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for a presentation by the Arava Institute, a leading environmental and academic institution in the Middle East that tries to advance cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict. Their program brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and around the world to collaborate on... Read more »

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7:30 pm

China National Centre for Performing Arts Orchestra on Stage

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
$10

Most internationally touring orchestras have long, storied histories. Not so the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra. Founded in 2010 to support the opera and ballet at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the orchestra has quickly become one of the leading ensembles in China. Despite its youth—the musicians’ average... Read more »

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