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Setting the Art World Ablaze

November 19, 2021

Upon discovering a series of political cartoons mocking artists in 18th– and 19th-century France, art historian Kathryn Desplanque couldn’t stop searching for them. Now, she has amassed more than 500 and is using them to redefine how we think about art in modern-day society.

A creative outlet

March 8, 2021

Over the past year, as they navigated isolation and stress, these Tar Heels turned to something they can control and lose themselves in: art.

Psyched for art

February 20, 2020

Senior Willa King writes about her internship last summer conducting art therapy with patients at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. King is pursuing a major in psychology and a minor in studio art.

Joining Forces: Unity in Art and the Orchestra

November 13, 2019

In the spring of 2019, Arts Everywhere launched the Student Arts Innovation Grant, awarded once a year to one undergraduate and one graduate student to create a work of art. Undergraduate Barron Northrup ’20 was one of the inaugural recipients.

Borders and Belonging

November 4, 2019

Susan Harbage Page has long held a fascination with borders and identity. For almost a decade, she walked the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, photographing and collecting objects that border-crossers left behind. The objects told her powerful stories about hope and heartache, borders and belonging, and sometimes, a great deal of violence.

Mastering the art of math

August 9, 2019

When you take a look at Mark McCombs’ artwork, be sure to consider the mathematical equations behind them. The swirling pieces of paper and repeating designs in this mathematics teaching professor’s art is a study in mathematical symmetry.

A Veteran’s View

June 12, 2019

Master’s student Reuben Mabry in UNC’s studio art program uses his eight-year career in the U.S. Army as the foundation for his work, creating paintings about the indoctrination of military members.

Carolina welcomes Bourgeois sculptures to campus

August 7, 2018

Two sculptures by notable French-American artist Louise Bourgeois are coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on loan this fall. The world-renowned work, which will be displayed on campus along East Cameron Avenue, will support a University-wide initiative to integrate the arts into campus life.