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Join us in reading artist and author Edmund de Waal’s captivating family memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes, which traces the story of his family through a collection of hand-carved Japanese netsuke as the objects traveled across time, space, and generations. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring the Ackland’s exhibition Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon, on view October 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022.

On Friday, November 19, Art & Lit participants will gather on Zoom for a lively virtual discussion with Morgan Pitelka, Professor and Chair of UNC’s Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Ackland’s Director of Education and Interpretation, Carolyn Allmendinger.


Your ticket includes admission to the virtual program and one copy of The Hare with Amber Eyes (2021 edition). Please select a pick-up/shipping option at check out.

  • Option 1: Pick up the book at the Ackland (101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC). ($18) You will be notified by email when your book is available for pick up.

Option 2: Ship the book to your home. Please provide your mailing address when you check out. ($22)


Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon is on view at the Ackland from October 8, 2021-January 9, 2022. Admission is always free.


Zoom link will be sent to registered participants via email. A reminder will also be sent closer to the program date.

Space is limited.

Presented in partnership with Carolina Public Humanities.

This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission. This program is sponsored in part by Diana M. Braunstein. 


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