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 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…
January 26, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Philemona Williamson, ‘La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson’
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will host celebrated artist Philemona Williamson for an exhibition entitled La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson. Williamson, a native New Yorker, currently resides and works in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and has a studio in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Her work has been shown in many one-person and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the IV Bienal Internacional de Pintura in Cuenca, Ecuador, in…
February 21, 2017
Students of all levels are welcome to join to practice Polish and meet other Polish speakers on campus. This event is bring-your-own coffee, but cookies will be available!
A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic poly system whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation.…
February 22, 2017
The film is set in the near future and it looks back on how peace was made between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the story of two businessmen, one Palestinian and one Israeli, who struggle to set up a solar energy company. The film tells how they handle the hostility for collaboration from their respective communities. Filmmaker, Sameh Zoabi, will be in attendance. This event is the second in a series titled, “Language and Cultural Encounters: Arabs and Jews.” Parking…
February 23, 2017
This screening is hosted by the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. This feature-length documentary film highlights the most dramatic example of intellectual and artistic courage in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp during World War II. It shows the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant young Czech conductor who was arrested and sent to Terezín in 1941.
February 24, 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.
February 27, 2017
Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful Ackland Art Museum. Each hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will let you practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Sessions are free for Ackland members and $5 per session for all others. Register online for the classes of your…