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fam dayBy Juline

The kids’ eyes widened as the dancers  leaped into the air.

On Sunday, April 18, nearly 500 people enjoyed a free Family Day at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. We had a slew of wonderful performers including the Duke Chinese Dance Troupe, the Duke Chinese Dance Club, students from Glenwood Elementary School and students from the Raleigh Chinese School.

These performances and four hands-on activities related to the exhibition “Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art.” Visitors experimented with Chinese brush painting, made paper peonies and even created temporary works with natural materials.

The temporary compositions were connected to the temporary/conceptual art of Zhuang Hui in the exhibition. Volunteers took pictures of visitors’ artwork before it was disassembled. You can see the images on our Flickr page.

We hope to see you at the next free Family Day on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 20, 2010, 12 – 4 PM. We’ll explore color and shape (among many other things!) with the exhibition “Color Balance: Paintings by Felrath Hines and Alma Thomas.”

IMAGE: Photo by Juline Chevalier

Juline Chevalier is the curator of education and a craft-a-holic.

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