SOLD OUT A Day with Jonah Bokaer Choreography

16 Nov 2019 |10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A Day with Jonah Bokaer Choreography
Free, RSVP requested for performance of Odalisques.

Experience the Ackland Art Museum’s current exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World through the lens of world-renowned choreographer, dancer, and Carolina Performing Arts/Mellon Foundation Discovery through Iterative Learning (DisTIL) fellow Jonah Bokaer. The day will feature both a durational work in the galleries choreographed by Bokaer and a performance choreographed and danced by the artist. These events are hosted in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts as part of Bokaer’s DisTIL residency:

Jehan Sadat in Three Dimensions
*New Commission*
Durational Performance (Trio), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dancers of Jonah Bokaer Choreography perform a new trio inside the exhibition She Who Tells a Story

        Costume Design | Special Collaboration: Austin Scarlett

Odalisques
Solo by Jonah Bokaer, 4 p.m.

Choreographed and performed by Jonah Bokaer in the Ackland’s ART& space. Seating is limited; RSVP below.

The 4:00 pm solo is sold out. Please email acklandrsvp@unc.edu to be placed on a wait list.

Bokaer’s choreographic work — often performed in museums and/or in response to visual art — frequently draws on his Middle Eastern and American heritage to explore ideas of orientalism in the art world. Inspired by the photography of She Who Tells a Story, Bokaer has organized a day of live choreography in the galleries that allows visitors to examine similar themes in the Ackland’s exhibition, offering an immersive art-viewing and performance experience.

This program has been made possible by the generous support of Austin Scarlett and Smith Freeman. It has also been funded in part by a grant from Arts Everywhere.

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. American and Middle Eastern, he is among the most widely distributed artists to have emerged since the post-modern era. Jonah Bokaer Choreography has authored 63 original works, produced in 34 nations, 27 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions worldwide. Bokaer is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL Fellow at Carolina Performing Arts (2018-2020). More info at https://jonahbokaer.net/.

IMAGE: Arabesque (2019), Photography, Digital Software, Graphite, Ink, and Acrylic © Jonah Bokaer


Art for Lunch: What is “African” about “African Art”?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | 12:20 PM

Art for Lunch: What is “African” about “African Art”?

 

Featuring Amanda Maples (UNC Art History; NCMA) and Elizabeth Manekin (Ackland Head of University Programs and Academic Projects)

Join us for an interview-style talk with the Ackland’s Elizabeth Manekin and the NCMA’s Curator of African Art and UNC Art History professor Amanda Maples to hear how her class, “African Art Survey,” uses objects in the Ackland’s collection. Bring a bag lunch–and questions of your own–for this lively, conversational program.

Free, RSVP below.

 

 

Music in the Galleries: Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland: UNC Opera Preview Performances

 

Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland: UNC Opera Preview Performances

Saturdays, Oct 26 and Nov 2 | 2-4 PM

Free and open to the public; no RSVP needed

Join us for a pair of lively open rehearsals/preview performances featuring the cast of UNC Opera as they prepare for the premiere of their retro-futuristic, outer-space adaptation of Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio’s Dream; Nov 16 & 17, 2019). The curtain will be pulled back for Ackland audiences to see how UNC Opera has combined Mozart’s music with experimental set, prop, and choreographic design in this Ackland Course Grant-winning production.

For more information about UNC Opera’s Il Sogna di Scipio, click here: https://music.unc.edu/event/unc-opera-scipios-dream/

Family and Friends Sunday: Protecting Our Environment

Family and Friends Sunday: Protecting Our Environment
Sunday, 25 August 2019 | 2-5 PM

On the final day of Way Out West explore the natural environments depicted with an eye towards protecting them for the future.

  • Meet Alan Weakly, the Director of Herbarium at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, to learn about North Carolina’s native plants.
  • Meet Julie Thomson, a Naturalist from Eno River State Park, to learn all about snakes and make a fun snake-themed bookmark.
  • Watch the last selection from PBS National Parks in ART&
  • At 3:30 PM, join Way Out West curator Dana Cowen for a Last Look Tour.
  • Enjoy exploring the art on view with a themed scavenger hunt and hands-on art-making activities for all ages

Free and open to the public.

NEW! Art Adventures 10 August 2019 – Late PM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Participants will create woven masterpieces inspired by the summer exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection

Navajo Rug
c. 1920
textile
38 x 60 inches
TC 486.3

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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Art Adventures 10 August 2019 – PM Session

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided. Participants will create woven masterpieces inspired by the summer exhibition Way Out West: Celebrating the Gift of the Hugh A. McAllister Jr. Collection

Navajo Rug
c. 1920
textile
38 x 60 inches
TC 486.3

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

RSVP

2nd Friday ArtWalk – Way Out West

Thomas Moran
American, born in England, 1837-1926
Virgin River, Utah, 1908
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
TC 486.25

2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, August 9, 2019

5:00-6:00 PM | EXPLORE Way Out West during our 2nd Friday ArtWalk evening hours

6:00-7:00 PM | PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West

  • Elizabeth Broun, Director Emerita of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • John Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Jim and Betty Becher Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950 at the Ackland Art Museum

Panel is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

7:00 PM | BOOK DISCUSSION: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller and Way Out West 

Our popular book discussion program co-hosted by Carolina Public Humanities is back with look at Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller in the context of Way Out 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 for a lively, interdisciplinary discussion of Storyteller, Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book blending original short stories and poetry with Native American folk tales, autobiographical passages, and photographs.

We invite you to arrive early and enjoy an optional Way Out West pubic panel discussion from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Cost: $38 per person, includes a copy of the book, light snacks, and a reserved seat at the optional public panel discussion. Register here or call Carolina Public Humanities at 919.962.1544. 


2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland
Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.


RSVP for PANEL: Perspectives on Way Out West