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…
January 3, 2018 - May 13, 2018
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.
January 10, 2018 - July 20, 2018
View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open Jan. 10 and run through July 20, 2018 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. A committee of judges selected the winning photographs, with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs…
January 25, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Toni Scott, ‘Aswarm with the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom,’ Exhibition
This special installation project by artist Toni Scott seeks to re-articulate spaces where memories of bondage trouble our present-day notions of ‘home’ and ‘land of the free’. The ordeal of the enslaved in both material and existential terms is important for the public’s understanding of the history of the African American presence in North Carolina and elsewhere. This exhibition provides multiple lenses through which bondage, as well as the will towards freedom, can be viewed, re-imagined and, perhaps, better understood. The…
January 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Eighteenth-century France was the crucible for some of the most elegant, sophisticated and refined art ever made. It was also a hotbed of philosophical and cultural reflection on many major issues, including what was known as the “woman question.” Against a backdrop of powerful conventional thinking that assigned women to limited and secondary roles based on the presumed dictates of biology, some voices began arguing for an alternative view, one that saw woman as the potential equal of man in intelligence,…
March 19, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Join the Carolina Asia Center for Asia Week 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill. This week-long celebration includes a film screening, speakers, career night, Asian Culture Festival and more. Visit the Carolina Asia Center’s website for more information. Asia Week is co-sponsored by Asian Students Association; Carolina Performing Arts; Center for the Study for the American South; Department of Asian Studies; Phillips Ambassadors Program; Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity; UNC College of Arts and Sciences; UNC Global; and U.S. Department of Education.
March 24, 2018
This event is a celebration of all Asian organizations on campus with music, giveaways and fun. The festival is a part of Asia Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center.
March 25, 2018
After unsure beginnings, West and East German foreign cultural policy took on a harder edge in the 1960s. The construction of the Berlin Wall and Cold War tensions provided essential background for the divided German states to define themselves against each other and within their respective systems. This resulted in a series of conflicting images of themselves and their rival that offered foreign audiences a view in to life in divided Germany. The presentation explores both West Germany and East…
Please join the Persian Cultural Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in celebrating Nowruz, Persian New Year 1397! The event will take place on Sunday, March 25, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Student Union. Enjoy a diverse program of performances, a delicious Iranian dinner and dancing at the end of the night. There will be a DJ. Come support our performers and engage in our vibrant, long-lasting traditions. Formal attire…
March 26, 2018
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.