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Calendar for May 16, 2018

May 15-24

Join Jeanine Tatlock for her one-week MFA thesis exhibition, Not in my Backyard, at the Alcott Gallery in Hanes Art Center. Using traditional and technological fabrication methods, Tatlock creates work that prompts a dialogue about privilege and history. An opening reception will be held 57 p.m. May 17. The gallery is open 8 a.m.5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

May 16

At this special edition of the Ackland Art Museum’s popular Art for Lunch program, hear from Rob Fucci, Peck Collection Research Fellow at the museum, on Old Paper, New Research: Using Historical Watermarks to Study Drawings. Fucci will discuss the symbolism and function of watermarks from the 17th and 18th centuries and how research currently underway will enhance our understanding of the significant group of old master Dutch drawings in the collection, including works by artists such as Rembrandt and Jacob van Ruisdael. The program begins at noon. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy in the galleries. The talk is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve a spot.

May 17

Join members of the Minor family for a celebration of the William Thomas Minor Jr. Endowment 5:307 p.m. in Wilson Library. The evening will feature a reception, a dramatic reading from the Capt. N.H. Massie papers and remembrances of alumnus William “Bill” T. Minor Jr. The papers document Massie’s courtship of Kathreen and Massie’s military service during World War I and World War II. Also included are materials related to Massie’s military service, including snapshots, postcards and maps related to France and Belgium in World War I.

May 18-19

Join Carolina Public Humanities and the General Alumni Association as they host history professor Molly Worthen for a weekend seminar on The Protestant Reformation and Modern Culture Wars. Worthen will explore the prominent people, ideas and events of the Protestant Reformation and discuss the legacy of that 16th-century upheaval among American evangelicals in today’s polarized political landscape. Faculty and staff are eligible for 50 percent off tuition. Register online  or call 919-962-1544.

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