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Ackland Art Museum

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101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
919.966.5736 http://ackland.org/

June 2017

Art of Asia: Court & Capital

June 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum Ackland Art Museum’s new exhibition, Court and Capital presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capital cities, examining their transition from feudal seats to modern cultural centers. From the splendor of the Mughal court to the bustling metropolis of nineteenth-century Edo to contemporary Hong Kong, Court and Capital celebrates the art of some of the largest and greatest cities in history.  Join us for a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception at the…

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March 2018

Dangerous Liaisons at the Ackland: An Evening of French Enlightenment Art and Literature

March 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$40

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum for a dangerously enlightening evening of French art, literature, and wine! Join Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French, in a robust discussion of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ scandalous novel Dangerous Liaisons, followed by a close look at the charming and challenging new exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection, led by Ackland's Director of Academic Programs, Carolyn Allmendinger. Every participant will…

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August 2018

The Faces of America Today: Cristina García’s Monkey Hunting and Portraiture at the Ackland

August 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum for an exploration of portraiture in contemporary art and literature! Join Geovani Ramírez, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature specializing in Multi-ethnic and Latina/o US literature, in a robust discussion of Monkey Hunting, Cristina García’s poetic novel about immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self. The book talk will be followed by a close look at the National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition, The Outwin: American Portraiture Today,…

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March 2019

*Sold Out* Mapping the Mind at the Ackland: Artistic Explorations of the Brain in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Santiago Ramón y Cajal

March 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

This event is sold out. Email human@unc.edu with your name, phone number, or email.   Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which art can help us understand the complexity of the human brain—both physically and psychologically. Join Pamela Cooper, associate professor of English and Comparative Literature, in a robust discussion of the short stories of Virginia Woolf, whose stream-of-consciousness writing helped lay the groundwork for modern psychology. Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland's Director…

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August 2019

How the West Was Told: An Evening of Art and Literature at the Ackland

August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$38

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which we tell the story of the American West.   Join Jennifer Howard, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature, and Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programming, in the new landscapes and artifacts exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories…

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October 2019

*SOLD OUT* Through Her Lens: Modern Arab Women Telling Their Stories through Art and Literature

October 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This event is sold out. To be added to the event wait list, please email human@unc.edu with your name, email, and preferred phone number. Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which Modern Arab Women are speaking out through art and literature Celebrate female storytellers with Nadia Yaqub, professor of Asian Studies, in a lively discussion of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, the first female…

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March 2020

*Canceled* The Convenient Spot: Patterns and Repetition in Japanese Art and Literature at the Ackland

March 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

This spring, we are collaborating with the Ackland Art Museum to highlight Japanese art and literature! Yuko Kato, Teaching Associate Professor of Japanese, will lead a discussion on the award-winning short novel Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, an exciting young voice in international fiction and Vogue Japan's 2016 Woman of the Year. Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland's Director of Education and Interpretation, will then guide us through their new exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love, featuring paintings with the…

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November 2021

The Hare with Amber Eyes: Art and Lit at the Ackland

November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum Join us in reading artist and author Edmund de Waal’s captivating family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, which traces the story of his family through a collection of hand-carved Japanese netsuke as the objects traveled across time, space, and generations. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring the Ackland’s exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon, on view October 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022. On Friday, November 19, Art & Lit participants will gather on…

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