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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts

A phenomenal year is now even better at the Ackland

Officials announced three more gifts for the Ackland Art Museum valued at $41.5 million. The gifts include diverse art works from a wide variety of artists, such as Anton Henning's "Interior No. 215." ... Read More

From stage to classroom

Samuel Ray Gates brings his experiences acting and teaching incarcerated juveniles to the University’s drama department and Playmakers. ... Read More

‘Cold Mountain’ returns to North Carolina, in opera form

Listening to “a substantial collection of old-time fiddle music” was Charles Frazier’s time machine to travel back to the era of the great-great uncle who inspired his story. Now, with the creation of this opera, the music of the past has come full circle. ... Read More

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

On Monday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced a $12 million gift from longtime arts patron Joan H. Gillings to PlayMakers and the Department of Dramatic Art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming. ... Read More

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Excavations yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue

Latest season of Huqoq excavations led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness brings to light the richest, most diverse collection of mosaics ever discovered in an ancient synagogue. ... Read More

Carolina Performing Arts announces lineup for 2017-18 season

Tickets and subscriptions to the public are now on sale for the 2017-18 season of Carolina Performing Arts. Highlights range from a full production of the opera Cold Mountain written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and based on the best-selling novel by Carolina alumnus Charles Frazier in September and a performance by singer Tift Merritt in April. ... Read More

Faculty use Ackland to teach medicine, literature, history and more

“Looking closely at art enables us to see and think in new ways," said Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects at the Ackland Art Museum. She and her team teach 300 courses in over 30 departments using art in the Ackland. ... Read More

Pioneers of integration

On May 27, on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting, the B-1 Band's special place in history will be officially recognized with the dedication of a permanent historic marker at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets in Chapel Hill. ... Read More

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time. ... Read More