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December 21, 2016 - May 13, 2018

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

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…

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

May 31, 2017 - December 10, 2017

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

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 Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

Start: May 31, 2017
End: December 10, 2017
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 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 23, 2017

2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Already tired of classes and need a night off? Dining hall too expensive at $10+ a swipe? Looking for excuses to eat Chinese food without being judged? Look no further than the Chinese Undergraduate Student Association’s 2017 Mid-Autumn Festival! Delicious Chinese food, jaw-dropping performances, awesome prizes and much much more, on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Tickets will be on sale in the Pit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the week leading up…

Start: September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End: September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, The Great Hall
Phone: +1.919.962.2285
Address:
Corner of South and Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Cost: 5

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

Yoga in the Galleries

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 choice.

Start: September 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website. This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that…

Start: September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
End: September 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

September 26, 2017

Jennifer Ho, ‘Why the Model Minority is a Myth: Debunking Stereotypes of Asian American Students’

Asian Americans are often believed to be studious, successful, smart, good in science and math — a model minority who excel in education. However, this portrait of perfection is a stereotype, one that despite its positive overtones has damaging ramifications for Asian Americans and other students of color. The model minority myth pits students of color against each other and ignores the reality of systemic racism that Asian American students continue to encounter in and out of academia. This lecture will…

Start: September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
End: September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

September 27, 2017

Global Tech Opportunities Info Session

Interested in a career tech and want a global experience? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Global Initiatives, the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship (E-minor) and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) are co-hosting an information session about global opportunities. You don’t have to be a SILS student to attend, and we will be discussing programs and resources for students at any stage, first-years to graduate students!

Start: September 27, 2017 @ 5:15 pm
End: September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Venue: Manning Hall, Room 01
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

September 28, 2017

‘The Making of MAESTRA: Women and the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign,’ Film Screening and Discussion

The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 had 250,000 volunteer teachers and resulted in 700,000 people learning to read. The documentary MAESTRA captures this powerful story of literacy and rural community by exploring the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, taught in the campaign. Guests will enjoy a screening of the documentary followed by a discussion with film director Catherine Murphy. This event is in celebration of the gift of the MAESTRA archive to the Wilson Special Collections Library. It is presented by…

Start: September 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
End: September 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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