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December 2016

‘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
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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…

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August 2017

‘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
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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…

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October 2017

‘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
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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…

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January 2018

‘Religion and Ritual,’ Exhibition

January 3, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Asia is the birthplace of many of the world’s major systems of belief, and reflects the religious diversity of the planet. This installation presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent, representing Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and more. Religion and Ritual 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.

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