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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arts & Humanities

An Interview with Philip Glass

Philip Glass talks about turning 80, the role of the artist in society and why he works in so many different genres. ... Read More

Monumental Glass at 80 experience draws to a close

Composer and pianist Philip Glass is a perfect choice to headline a series for Carolina Performing Arts. Not only is he a world-renowned composer and performer, he and his work also embody many of the signature qualities associated with CPA under the leadership of Executive and Artistic Director Emil Kang: iconic, international, eclectic, creative, educational, collaborative, original, relatable. ... Read More

Shakespeare hits the road

The Mobile Shakespeare program was built around the simple premise that Shakespeare’s work should be accessible to everyone. Through partnership with the community and creative direction by Katherine McGerr, that vision became a reality. ... Read More

Ackland Art Museum receives $25 million gift

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on Jan. 25. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings -– including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17 million. ... Read More

Well Said: The Peck Collection

In a recent episode of the Well Said podcast, Brandon Bieltz talked with Sheldon Peck about the role the fine arts play in modern society, and why he and his wife chose to give their art collection, valued at $17 million, to Carolina's Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Maynard Adams Fellows focus on humanities for the public good

The Maynard Adams Fellowships for the Public Humanities, funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust, is supporting graduate students with interests in how humanities scholarship can be tied to a public outreach focus. ... Read More

Calendar for January 25, 2017

Renowned modern composer Philip Glass is turning 80 and Carolina Performing Arts is celebrating his birthday with 10 days dedicated to his work. Tickets are priced and sold through Carolina Performing Arts. For more information or to purchase, call 919-843-3333 or visit Here are the performances included in Glass at 80: February 1 With […] ... Read More

Arts and Sciences Foundation dedicates Buchan House

The new home of the Arts and Sciences Foundation, formerly the Chapel Hill Public Library, is named Buchan House in honor of R. Duke Buchan III and his family. ... Read More

Strumming, singing – and surprising

Now in its fourth year, the Carolina Ukulele Ensemble has 20 members who rehearse weekly and perform on and around campus. ... Read More

Charlie Scott and the integration of varsity sports at Carolina

A new exhibit on the fourth floor of in Wilson Library, which opens Jan. 30 and runs through April 30, will place basketball player Charlie Scott's career in context by looking at the integration of the student body at Carolina and of Chapel Hill in the 1960s. ... Read More