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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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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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1:30 pm

Nyai Saraswati Gamelan Open House and ‘Petting Zoo’

November 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Interested in learning how to play the Javanese Gamelan?  Stop by on Friday, November 10 between 1:30 and 3 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center to explore some of the instruments of the gamelan and meet John Caldwell, who will be directing the Gamelan next semester.  All... Read more »

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‘Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina,’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion

November 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Explore the pioneer generation of immigrants from India and the challenges faced in passing the “essence of India” on to their children. A panel discussion will follow the film screening. This event is presented with Video Dialog Inc. and the Southern Documentary Fund. For more information, contact Afroz Taj.

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6:00 pm

Ukrainian Folk Music Performance

November 10, 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.

A Ukrainian folk music performance will be taking place Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. Iryna Voloshyna, along with Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinskas will perform a selection of vocal music from different ethnographic regions and time periods in the history of Ukraine. Iryna Voloshyna, graduate student in the Department of American Studies’ folklore program... Read more »

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7:00 pm

Asian Night Market

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Asian Night Market is a cultural showcase where various Asian organizations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill bring culinary dishes for students to enjoy. These dishes, meant to represent the variety of foods found in night markets across Asia, embody Asian culinary diversity and uniqueness. This event is part of APIAutumn 2017... Read more »

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