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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Bo Jacobs, Hiroshima City University

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Greenhouse 1951

“Seeing the Unseeable”

John and June Allcott Gallery
Nuclear Visions: The Atomic Photographers Guild
September 20-October 31, 2019
Gallery Hours: 8 am-5 pm, M-F

Reception following lecture with a pop-up Sloane Art Library table of nuclear-related books

Read the press coverage in the DTH!

Nuclear Historian Bo Jacobs (Hiroshima City University and the Hiroshima Peace Institute) will be speaking about the current Allcott Gallery exhibition, Nuclear Visions, the stories that have shaped our understandings of nuclear technologies since 1945 and how those stories have changed since the Cold War. Along the way, Jacobs will examine how these stories have guided our artistic responses and the historical role of art in activism aimed at denuclearizing our world.

An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students.  The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community.  All lectures are free and open to the public.

Image credit: Image taken on April 8, 1951, observers wearing safety goggles watch the detonation of the “Dog” atomic explosion from the patio of the Officer’s Beach Club at Enewetak Atoll. Courtesy Bo Jacobs, Hiroshima Peace Institute

Note about changes to weeknight parking: The weeknight parking program began on campus August 15, 2019. A weeknight or daytime permit is now required after 5:00pm on weekdays. There is no permit required from 5:00pm Friday through 7:30am Monday. A $1.00 one-night pass is available in selected lots. More information can be found HERE.


October 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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121 Hanes Art Center
121 E Cameron Ave
CHAPEL HILL, 27514 United States
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