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August 22, 2017 - December 8, 2017

‘Image of Ukraine (Образ України),’ Exhibition

“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 of traditions central to the lives of Ukrainian families both in North Carolina and Ukraine. Included in the exhibition are numerous examples of traditional embroidery…

Start: August 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

August 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018

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

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 African beadwork is an art of vibrant colors, sophisticated patterns and varied textures. The works on view derive from three principal population groups in the…

Start: August 25, 2017
End: January 7, 2018
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

September 14, 2017

Designer Ignacio Cadena, “Los Trompos”

Join the Ackland Museum for a public talk by Mexican designer Ignacio Cadena, co-designer of Los Trompos, the colorful, kinetic, larger-than-life spinning tops that have activated the Ackland’s facade and other locations across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus throughout the spring and summer. Ignacio Cadena’s collaborative designs explore the boundaries between art and science. His work is a result of collaborations and explorations in different fields: installation, painting, graphic design, photography, sculpture, film, video, marketing, architecture, and industrial design. Cadena´s work has been…

Start: September 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End: September 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

‘Image of Ukraine’ Exhibition Opening Reception

The exhibition Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting is currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception on Thursday, September 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will feature the keynote lecture “Ukrainian Folk Art: Magic and Meaning” by Natalie Kononenko, professor and Kule Chair in Ukrainian Ethnography in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta…

Start: September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

September 25, 2017 - November 3, 2017

‘REFUGEE,’ Exhibit

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 aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images that offer visitors…

Start: September 25, 2017
End: November 3, 2017
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

October 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018

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

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 Museum’s exhibition Flash of Light, Fog of War examines how these printmakers created dynamic compositions—soldiers silhouetted against fiery pyrotechnic explosions, beams of bright white electrical light…

Start: October 6, 2017
End: January 7, 2018
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

November 3, 2017

‘Image of Ukraine,’ Painting Demonstration by Artist Olena Zintchouk

Local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, will give a painting demonstration in Petrykivka, a traditional Ukrainian style of painting on Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. Zintchouk’s paintings are featured in the ‘Image of Ukraine: Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting‘ exhibition, currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through December 8, 2017. Along with Petrykivka, the exhibition highlights vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and includes interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina to illustrate how well-known forms of a…

Start: November 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

November 6, 2017

‘AdoptEd x ASA,’ Photography Collection Opening

The “AdoptEd x ASA” photography collection is a month long exhibition that will be house in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union Art Gallery during November, which is National Adoption Awareness Month. Through portraits and interviews of adoptees in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community, the collection seeks to humanize and destigmatize adoption. 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 strengthen…

Start: November 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: November 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Art Gallery
Address:
Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 24, 2018 - January 29, 2018

Jaipur Literature Festival

Carl Ernst, the William R. Kenan, Jr., distinguished professor of religious studies and co-director of Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, will be giving a talk titled “Sufi Martyrs of Love” at the festival. Every year, the Jaipur Literature Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and…

Start: January 24, 2018
End: January 29, 2018
Venue: Jaipur, India
Address:
Jaipur India

February 22, 2018

Asian Exchanges at the Ackland Art Museum

Asian Exchanges will feature three objects from the Ackland Art Museum’s collection that demonstrate artistic exchange between East and West. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will be leading tour stops for the three different objects. This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for UNC-Chapel Hill students to learn more about Asian art, as well as demonstrate the importance of cross-cultural experiences, a mission of the Phillips Ambassadors program and the FedEx Global Education Center. This event…

Start: February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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