February 3, 2019
Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for a presentation on Haft Khan-e Rostam by Loghman Zaiim, as retold by Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (c. 940–1020) in Shahnameh (Book of Kings), the world’s longest epic poem created by a single poet. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. This event is in Persian. The program will begin with a social from 4:00-4:30pm. There will be a…
February 5, 2019
The Turkish Circle at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University presents Dilara Maya and Irem Altan. They will share their stories as young scholars moving from Turkey to the Triangle through their paintings and photographs. There will be a potluck dinner. The Turkish Circle is a community group which meets the first Tuesday of every month and brings together students, scholars and members of the community who are interested in Turkey…
February 21, 2019
The Friendship Association Of Chinese Students And Scholars is holding the Lantern Festival Fair to introduce traditional Chinese culture to attendees. There will be games, chances to win prizes and traditional rice dumplings.
February 23, 2019
Yaron Shemer and Michael A. Figueroa, ‘Art Beyond Hostilities: Music and Film in Israel and Palestine’
Often described as the “world’s most intractable conflict,” the crisis embroiling Israel and Palestine has been making headlines for more than 70 years. But behind the violence and deep political and religious divisions lie human stories, told through artistic interventions into the conflict that reflect the possibilities for, and limitations of, Israeli-Palestinian collaboration. This Dialogues seminar will focus on cinema and music as examples of Israelis and Palestinians creating art that goes beyond hostilities. We’ll look at the Oscar-nominated Israeli-Palestinian…
Every year the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) hosts the Journey Into Asia (JIA), the largest cultural showcase on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus that represents the diversity and culture of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. JIA provides a platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their identities through diverse, cultural performances. This year’s theme disORIENT derives from Edward Said’s scholarly concept of ‘orientalism’. Published in 1978, Said’s Orientalism is a critique of the West’s patronizing historical, cultural and political perceptions of…
April 2, 2019
Exhibit, ‘Unfolding the Sails of Art: An Exploration of the Theme of Migration Across the Mediterranean’
Laura Grimaldi, an Italian painter based in North Carolina, will open a dialogue with the audience on the topic of migration, human rights and the power of storytelling through art, centered around her artistic project on the contemporary Mediterranean migration crisis. Meet the artist and view the exhibit 10am-3pm. A presentation and Q and A will follow from 3:30-5pm. This event is sponsored by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.
April 9, 2019
Happy Hour at the Ackland will feature a special presentation on European textiles from Susan Page. The event will showcase modern and contemporary art from multiple EU member states and will celebrate shared artistic traditions. Ackland experts will anchor the discussion. Register here by March 30. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
April 12, 2019
Europe Week’s closing reception will feature musical performances, winning images from the Europe Week Photo Contest and the winners of the EU Today Essay Contest. Both photo and essay contest winners will present their work to the audience and explain the significance and meaning it has in characterizing the EU and contemporary Europe. The winners will also be awarded gift certificates to Flyleaf Books. The cuisine served will showcase the cultural diversity of various EU member states. This event is…
August 19, 2019
Yoga in the Galleries provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the Ackland Art Museum gallery. The hour-long session is taught by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall. Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch. Cost is free for Ackland members; $5 per session for all others. RSVP on the Ackland’s website.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi in the Galleries is inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland and is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and…