@NasherMuseum / no. 001    July 17, 2012
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
The uncertain museum opens Thursday
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OPENING THURSDAY, JULY 19 / The uncertain museum, a walk-in installation by Olafur Eliasson, features four mirrored glass discs that cast patterns of projected light and shadows. When the discs rotate and move past one another, they create a moire pattern intended by the artist. Photo by J Caldwell | View slideshow
SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS / Enjoy Dinner and a Movie, with Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, directed by Ang Lee, 124 minutes) Thursday July 19. Join us in the museum cafe by 5:30 or 6 PM and enjoy ample parking, time to cool off, cafe dinner specials, and reserved film seating. The free film begins at 7 PM in the lecture hall. For cafe reservations visit us online or call 919-684-6032. Details and a complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.

Next Thursday: Gourmet Innovators: Guest chef Robert Casper, City Kitchen.

Summer Days Nasher Nights is sponsored by

SUMMER DAYS NASHER NIGHTS BRUNCH / Enjoy Sunday brunch in the Nasher Museum Cafe, with live music on the next three Sundays: July 22, July 29 and August 5, from 12-2 PM. This Sunday, Dawn Amadea performs from her flute repertoire, including classical standards, contemporary French, jazz improv, Middle Eastern and Turkish music. Make your cafe reservations online or by calling 919-684-6032. Photo by J Caldwell
ARTIST OLAFUR ELIASSON / Eliasson, whose interactive work The uncertain museum opens Thursday June 19 at the Nasher Museum, talks about his project for the Tate Modern, Little Sun, a work of art that also works as a portable light source. IMAGE: Artist Olafur Eliasson video still
IN HER OWN WORDS / In honor of the North Carolina Humanities Council's 40th anniversary, Nasher Museum Director Kimerly Rorschach responded to three words: THINK. SEE. FEEL. Photo by Duke Photography
SUMMER MAKE AND TAKE / Explore the museum with your hands. Tuesday, July 17 from 10 AM - 12 PM, and Thursday, July 19 from 5 - 7 PM. Create your own "Picture Pie" by piecing together a variety of shapes of different colors. Photo by J Caldwell
CELEBRATE OUR UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITION / Join us for Salon d'Automne, the Nasher Museum's annual 2012 benefit gala. This year we celebrate the exclusive preview opening of the Nasher Museum's upcoming blockbuster, Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore with a superb black-tie, sit-down dinner. Purchase a table or a seat to join the festivities. Tickets for this year's gala are limited, thus we recommend you purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
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FROM OUR BLOG / Read about a Mona Lisa-inspired installation at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Photo courtesy Jessica Ruse
IN THE STORE / Save online and when you visit the Nasher Museum Store. Nasher Museum Members enjoy a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Store and Nasher Museum Cafe, and receive free, unlimited admission and special invitations and subscriptions to our full-color calendar and post card mailings. Become a member! Join online, call 919-684-3411 or visit the museum information desk. Photo by J Caldwell
IMAGE, 2nd ROW, RIGHT: Keith Haring (Collaboration with LA II), Untitled, 1982. Acrylic and ink on fiberboard, 11 3/4 x 23 3/8 x 3/4 inches. Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

Nasher Museum exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, the late Mary D.B.T. Semans and James H. Semans, the late Frank E. Hanscom III, The Duke Endowment, the Nancy Hanks Endowment, the Courtney Shives Art Museum Fund, the James Hustead Semans Memorial Fund, the Janine and J. Tomilson Hill Family Fund, the Neely Family Fund, the E. T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Fund, the Marilyn M. Arthur Fund, the Sarah Schroth Fund, the George W. and Viola Mitchell Fearnside Endowment Fund, the Gibby and Michael B. Waitzkin Fund, the K. Brantley and Maxine E. Watson Endowment Fund, the Victor and Lenore Behar Endowment Fund, the Margaret Elizabeth Collett Fund, the Nasher Museum of Art General Endowment, the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Duke University, and the Friends of the Nasher Museum of Art.

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TU (7/17) / 10 AM-12 PM, Summer Make & Take
TH (7/19) / 10 AM The uncertain museum opens
TH (7/19) / 5-7 PM Summer Make & Take
TH (7/19) / 5-7 PM Dinner and a Movie
SU (7/22) / 12-2 PM Sunday Brunch


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