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Music in the Galleries: Vintage Country Music with Brian & Mary Lewis

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: On select Sunday afternoons, enjoy live music in the Ackland’s galleries. A wide variety of performers can be heard, from classical quartets to bluegrass, to enhance your museum experience. The Ackland warmly welcomes back Brian & Mary Lewis this October. The duo plays vintage country music using acoustic instruments and the genre’s signature close harmonies. […]

Spooks and Spirit Photographs: A Special Halloween Tour

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Location: Ackland Art Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: This tour of the exhibition “Adding to the Mix 8” — led by its curator, Lauren Turner — focuses on a recently acquired nineteenth-century spirit photograph by William Mumler (1832-1884), the foremost American practitioner of commercial spirit photography. This spirit photograph is printed on a carte-de-visite advertising the clairvoyant and healing abilities of Mumler’s wife […]

Tell About the South: Sharon Holland

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Sharon P. Holland (Editor), along with Managing Editor Kathleen Crosby, will speak about their work transitioning SLJ (The Southern Literary Journal) from the Department of English & Comparative Literature to UNC’s Department of American Studies. Taking a very well-known journal from its home in literary studies to a journal with interdisciplinary content is no small feat, […]

Ackland Film Forum: “City of God” (Fernando Meirelles, Brazil, 2002)

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Allison Portnow

Description: This fall, the Ackland Film Forum presents a series of films that explore the theme of photography in cinema—in everything from art films, to classic Hollywood gems, to recent popular films—in connection with the Ackland Art Museum’s exhibition PhotoVision: Selections from a Decade of Collecting. City of God follows two boys growing up in a violent slum […]

Gabriel Kahane – The Ambassador

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Location: Memorial Hall

Contact: Carolina Performing Arts

Description: Die Hard and Blade Runner, race riots and natural disasters, urban blight and austere modernist architecture are all fodder for Gabriel Kahane’s The Ambassador, an investigation of the underbelly of Los Angeles. Using street addresses as entry ways into characters as varied as James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce, and the doorman of the long-defunct Ambassador […]

The Riggins Lecture in Art: Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Yale University

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Contact: Dorothy Verkerk

Description: This talk will focus upon two different kinds of case furniture: a chest of drawers made in rural New England in 1795 and a cabinet made in the Nagasaki area of Japan around 1600. Close attention to the physical evidence of these works, and comparison to related examples, documents the movement of material ideas across time and space, reveals a greater sense of asymmetries within the colonial systems of the past, and allows for the recovery of agency in the acts of makers.

Music on the Porch: UNC Faculty Jazz Quintet

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Location: Love House & Hutchins Forum

Contact: Center for the Study of the American South

Description: Join us at the Love House for an exciting performance by five of UNC’s very own jazz virtuosos. Led by Professor Jim Ketch (trumpet), the quintet also includes Professors Stephen Anderson (piano), Juan Alamo (vibes), Jason Foureman (bass) and Dan Davis (drums). Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while! The UNC Jazz Studies […]

Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture: Jann Pasler, UC-San Diego

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Location: Person Hall

Contact: Music Department

Description: Visiting scholar Jann Pasler (UC-San Diego) presents the James W. Pruett Lecture in Music and Culture as part of the Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture. A musicologist, pianist, and documentary filmmaker, Pasler has published widely on contemporary American and French music, modernism and postmodernism, interdisciplinarity, intercultural transfer, and cultural life in France and the […]