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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

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…

Start: January 25, 2018
End: April 30, 2018
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Phone: 919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

January 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018

‘Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection,’ Exhibition

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,…

Start: January 26, 2018
End: April 8, 2018
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

February 17, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Bryant Holsenbeck, ‘Voices in the Water: Stories of Belonging Across Borders’

Art Installation Highlights Water as a Precious Resource and Symbol of Movement and Global Connections As the Global Spotlight Week considers crises of citizenship- particularly as applied to movement, migration, belonging, paths to citizenship affirmed and denied, and stories of humanity around the world- the symbolic way that water unites all people is recognized. Through this visual display, Durham installation artist Bryant Holsenbeck provides visitors with a way to reflect on the shared humanity of people affected by crises of citizenship across…

Start: February 17, 2018
End: February 24, 2018
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

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

March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018

Asia Week in New York

Join the Ackland Art Museum on an exclusive two-day tour of private collections, museums, auction houses and galleries during Asia Week, the annual extravaganza of Asian art held in New York City. The tour will be led by Martha Blackwelder, Asian art expert, former museum curator and former director of Asia Society in Houston, Texas. A native of North Carolina, Blackwelder’s interest in Asian art began at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while studying with Sherman Lee. Currently based in New…

Start: March 15, 2018
End: March 16, 2018
Venue: New York City
Address:
NY United States

March 19, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Asia Week 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.

Start: March 19, 2018
End: March 24, 2018
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 11, 2018

Europe Through Art: Happy Hour at the Ackland

Happy Hour at the Ackland Art Museum will center a special exhibit to showcase art from European Union member states and shared artistic traditions. The exhibit will feature modern European pieces that celebrate cultural traditions of multiple EU member states. Museum experts will anchor the discussion. Please RSVP. This event is part of Europe Week 2018. View the full schedule on the Center for European Studies website. This happy hour is co-sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum.

Start: April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 26, 2018

“Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print,” Exhibition Opening

Join undergraduate students from English 295H as they present their original research and a class-curated, full-scale exhibition about Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking modern novel, Frankenstein, on the 200th anniversary of its publication. Working under the direction of Professor Jeanne Moskal, along with librarians and exhibition specialists at the Wilson Special Collections Library, the students spent the spring semester with rare materials from the library collections, reconstructing the world in which Shelley worked. They will be on hand to discuss their work…

Start: April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
Phone: +1.919.962.3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

June 1, 2018 - September 20, 2018

2018-2019 Carolina Global Photography Competition | DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 19th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition is now accepting submissions. This amateur competition, which is open to students, faculty, alumni and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, showcases Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work. The competition closes September 20, 2018. Each photographer may submit up to three photos. Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be judged…

Start: June 1, 2018 @ 12:01 am
End: September 20, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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