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Catherine Shocket and Anna Hughes perform at LAB! Theatre's annual Erotic Fiction reading event at Linda's Downbar on Valentine's Day. Photo by Caroline Almy.

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Peter Nisbet, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, discusses the meaning of a painting in the Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment exhibit.

Explore life as a woman in 18th-century France at the Ackland

In the current political climate of gender issues and cultural reflection across a diverse array of ideas, the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibition, "Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection," is uncommonly timely. "Becoming a Woman" explores the so-called “Woman's Question” that was pivotal to some of the most pressing debates of the French Enlightenment during the 18th century.  It is a thematic exhibit with 130 pieces of artwork ranging from drawings, to paintings, to sculptures, to prints — with only 10 of these pieces created by women. It conveys various depictions of the societal role of women spanning across 150 years of French art and will be on display from Jan. 26 to April 8.


The art of Wilbert Alfonso, among others, is on display at Pleiades Arts in Durham as a part of "DREAMers: a visual conversation about DACA, Deportation Defense, and the American Dream." Photo courtesy of Renee Leverty.

DREAMers paint the stories of undocumented immigrants in Durham exhibit

The Statue of Liberty has welcomed thousands of immigrants into the U.S. for over a century. Now, it also stands in works of art featured in Pleiades Arts that speak to the struggle immigrants to this country still face today.  “DREAMers: DACA, Deportation Defense, and the American Dream” is a visual art exhibit currently on display at Pleiades Arts. It is a collaboration between the studio, Alerta Migratoria NC and the NC Dream Coalition.


Jim Ketch is a professor of music and the director of jazz studies. Photo courtesy of Jim Ketch.

Q&A with Director of Jazz Studies Jim Ketch

It's time to get jazzy — the UNC Jazz Band will be holding a scholarship benefit concert this Saturday, Dec. 2 in the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall.  Staff writer Krupa Kaneria spoke with Jim Ketch, a professor of Music and director of Jazz Studies, about his passion for jazz and about the concert.


Artist Irene Tison's artwork will be on display at until Jan. 4. Courtesy of Irene Tison.

Irene Tison tells Gullah stories through her colorful paintings

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is collaborating with Mike’s Art Truck to display Irene Tison’s newest collection “Low Country Life.” The 22-painting collection will be on display in the Alexander Dickson house, the building that houses the Hillsborough Visitor Center, from Nov. 10, 2017 through Jan. 4, 2018.


UNC MASH is hosting the first CineMASH food and film festival. Photo courtesy of UNC MASH.

Asian-American art and culture will be highlighted at film festival

UNC Mixed AAPI Student's Heritage (MASH), in its efforts to promote Asian-American and Pacific Islander culture, will host its first ever UNC CineMASH event on Friday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The Asian-American film festival will be complete with dumplings and a discussion panel to talk about the issues brought up in the films after the event.


UNC Opera's "Cendrillon" will be performed Nov. 11-12 in James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Photo courtesy of Marc Callahan.

UNC Opera presents 'Cinderella'

This weekend, UNC Opera will be performing their version of Jules Émile Fréderic Massenet’s “Cendrillon,” translated to “Cinderella” in English, in the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. The Saturday performance will start at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performance will start at 7:30 p.m.