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 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 22, 2018
David Garcia, ‘Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins’
David Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, Katherine Dunham and Asadata Dafora to Duke Ellington, Dámaso Pérez Prado and others who believed that linking black music and dance with Africa and nature would help realize modernity’s promises of freedom in the face of fascism and racism in…
GillingsX, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health event inspired by TedX, is an annual showcase of student’s innovative and inspiring work to improve global health. Presentations will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Rosenau Hall, Room 133, with an overflow room in Rosenau Hall, Room 101, and reception to follow in the Michael Hooker Upper Atrium from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn (Béla Fleck duo, Sparrow Quartet, Uncle Earl) is known for creating inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music. She’s appeared on the Carolina Performing Arts stage a number of times, as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and otherwise. She returns to Chapel Hill with Wu Fei, Beijing-born singer, classically trained composer of music that merges the classical avant-garde with the Chinese folk tradition, and master of the guzheng, a…
March 23, 2018
Edwin Casanova of the Cuban electronic music duo Nacional Electronica will present a musical contribution to an acclaimed dance and music trilogy performed since 2009 by the internationally renowned Compania Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Cuban artist Liatne Dosina will provide the introduction. This event is sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Pitts Spanish Fund. For more information, please contact Corina Dueñas.
Join the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) for a panel with alumni working in government, private industry and the NGO sector. Network, meet the TAM directors and receive answers to your questions on applying to TAM. Please RSVP to Sarah Hutchison by March 16. View the TAM website to learn how you can study for your master’s degree in Chapel Hill and Europe.