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January 2020

Photo overlooking a woman crafting leaves into a bowl

EXHIBITION TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 2020 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition

January 8 - July 10
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students.

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Toriawase: A Special Installation of Modern Japannese Art and Ceramics

January 31 at 8:00 am - July 26 at 5:00 pm

Toriawase is a Japanese concept that loosely means to choose and combine objects with exquisite care. This special installation approaches the combination of modern art and ceramics in this spirit, aiming less for a historical or scholarly approach and more for an intuitive, experiential orchestration of relationships and correspondences. Modern and contemporary Japanese painting and sculpture are not often displayed or considered alongside ceramics of the same period. The exhibition draws on the Ackland’s holdings, as well as three major private…

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May 2020

Virtual Family and Friends Sunday: Kusama

May 31 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the world of Yayoi Kusama with a storytime, polka-dot crafts, and a closer look at her works on display at the Ackland for our first Virtual Family & Friends Sunday! Each month, the Ackland hosts a free program for families, kids, and the young at heart featuring hands-on art activities, live performances, tours, and more. Although the museum’s doors are closed for our community’s safety, you can still explore the art virtually! A mix of D.I.Y. and live interactive…

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June 2020

Intergalactic Soulstice: Jeghetto Performs ‘5P1N0K10’

June 19 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland for a very special virtual performance of 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO), a Hip Hopera created and performed by Jeghetto and co-written by Pierce Freelon, founder of Blackspace and Beat Making Lab, in reference to the Ackland’s site-specific installation by Intergalactic Soul, Project LHAXX. Jeghetto’s Afrofuturistic puppet show is set in a post-apocalyptic future with an original score by hip hop producer Hir-O. This show is suitable for audiences 10 and up. 3:30- 4:00 p.m. 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO) performance 4:00–4:30 p.m. Q &…

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