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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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‘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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‘Transnational Terrorism Today: How Do the Transatlantic Allies Deal with Terrorism?’ Conference

November 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the twenty-first century. The countries of North America and Europe feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic policy to deal with transnational terrorism have been made for quite a few years. So far, however, the transatlantic allies have not been able... Read more »

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‘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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5:30 pm

Silvia Tomašková, ‘The Afterlife of a Conflict: The San Return to South Africa and the Question of Ancestral Heritage’

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Silvia Tomašková is a professor and chair of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this talk, she will discuss the situation of several thousand San families, originally from Angola, who were resettled in Platfontein, Northern Cape, South Africa in the 1990's. Their relationship towards South Africa, and... Read more »

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6:00 pm

Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Free
Workshop instructor Iryna Voloshyna. Photo by Donn Young.

This fun and interactive workshop will consist of a brief historical introduction to regional differences of Ukrainian vocal folk music and learning to sing songs of different genres (lyrical songs, ritual songs, Christmas carols) in a 3-part range. The workshop will culminate in a group performance. The workshop will be led by Iryna Voloshyna, graduate... Read more »

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‘Sights of Asia’ Performance

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

"Sights of Asia" is a three part installation displaying the non-uniformity and diversity of Asia. This event will showcase arts, dance and traditional costumes from various countries and ethnic groups throughout Asia. This event is part of APIAutumn 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center. Asian/Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to... Read more »

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6:30 pm

1,001 Nights

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, The Great Hall, Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
map of Iran

This annual event will give University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students the opportunity to immerse themselves within Middle Eastern culture, music, poetry and food. The event will feature an array of student dance and musical performances as well as cultural booths with cultural tokens, light food and refreshments. The PCS cultural booth will have... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Vaya’ (South Africa, 2017)

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This event will feature a screening of Vaya (South Africa, 2017). In this film, three separate stories are woven together to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. Please RSVP on the event page.

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