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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

August 22, 2018 - December 8, 2018

‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora,’ Exhibition

Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora features select Persian artwork and artifacts that provide a glimpse into a culture that has cultivated an extensive legacy of art over the past 5,000 years. Many art forms have flourished through the millennia, including architecture, calligraphy, miniature painting, weaving, pottery, metalworking and sculpture. This exhibition explores Persian art through objects of everyday use borrowed from Iranian community members in North Carolina, as well as select reproductions from the Ackland Art…

Start: August 22, 2018
End: December 8, 2018
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

September 21, 2018

‘Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora,’ Exhibition Opening Reception

The exhibition Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora will be on display August 22 to December 8, 2018 at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 21, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center. Welcoming remarks by Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies…

Start: September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
End: September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

October 5, 2018

Persian Calligraphy Workshop with Majid Roohafza

Participate in a Persian calligraphy workshop on Friday, October 5, held in conjunction with the exhibition, Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora. Persian calligraphy is a rich blend of Persian arts, poetry and history, and is an important aspect of Persian culture. In this interactive workshop, calligrapher Majid Roohafza will discuss different styles of calligraphy and their importance in Persian culture. Attendees will then have the chance to practice Persian calligraphy. Some experience with the Persian language…

Start: October 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
End: October 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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