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December 21, 2016 - May 13, 2018

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

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…

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 3, 2018 - May 13, 2018

‘Religion and Ritual’ Exhibition

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.

Start: January 3, 2018
End: May 13, 2018
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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 26, 2018

Yoga in the Galleries

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.

Start: February 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
End: February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Register for Tai Chi in the Galleries, an event inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. Tai Chi is a Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. The classes are taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi instructor. More information about Tai Chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website. This class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that…

Start: February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
End: February 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Study Abroad 101 Info Session with Peer Advisors

Thinking about study abroad? Want to hear from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students who have had this experience? Come to this information session to learn more about study abroad opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. This session will cover program types, application processes, credit information, funding resources and more. Hear from a UNC-Chapel Hill study abroad representative and study abroad peer advisors who have recently returned from abroad.

Start: February 26, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
End: February 26, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
Venue: Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 3409
Address:
3103 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

February 27, 2018

Rudolf Scharping, ‘Beyond Trump: The US, Europe, China and the Emerging New Global Order’

Rudolf Scharping is the former German Secretary of Defense, candidate for Chancellor, SPD chairman and Prime Minister of Rhineland Palatinate. He now is CEO of the RSBK consultancy company which focuses on public-private partnership matters and strategy and business development issues in China and Germany. He is the president of the Federation of German Cyclists and was a visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. ​As Minister of Defense, he was particularly instrumental for Germany’s…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Mary Jo Arnoldi, ‘Contemporary Monuments in Bamako, Mali: Materializing a National Narrative’

Mary Jo Arnoldi is the curator of African Ethnology and the Arts for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and has worked extensively in Mali. She is trained in both anthropology and art history and is interested in many forms of material and expressive culture. Her research in Africa focuses on the roles that material and expressive culture play in the construction of identities: local, national and global. She is especially interested in the post-colonial public culture in West Africa.…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hanes Art Center, Room 218

Dieter Dettke, ‘Germany in Crisis and the Future of Angela Merkel’

Dieter Dettke served as the U.S. Representative and Executive Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Washington, D.C., from 1985 until 2006. He now is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington D.C. In 2006 and 2007 he was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars working on his book, Germany Says ‘No’: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy.…

Start: February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Phone: (919) 962-3765
Address:
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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